Thursday, December 16, 2010

going to the dogs...

we used to have a dog bakery in our neighborhood
 i would walk past it with a 
humpf
thinking 
people need to get a life
rolling my eyes
as i passed 
perfectly coiffed poodles
with 
their own frequent buyer cards
and suddenly
as if i hadn't just heard myself
i would turn on my heels
go in
and purchase
"just a little something"
for our two pups 

because,
that stuff was irresistible


the shop closed last year
and, not surprisingly
i found
our dogs were happy with any and all treats
post
morning constitution

which is great
but
at christmas 
i like to have something special
for the little rascals

imagine my surprise
when i came across peanut flour
at the local trader joes
i immediately thought
of dog biscuits
i'm silly that way

these are really easy to put together
and apparently yummy
i am not kidding when i tell you
our dogs were pestering me
to lick the bowl

humans can eat these too
but i don't know why one would
they are packed with
healthy goodness
but not
tasty goodness
unless 
you are a dog
or
shipwrecked
stellar treats
(printable recipe)
1 cup peanut flour
2 cups oat bran
2 over-ripe bananas
3 egg yolks
3 Tbs honey
2 Tbs cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
egg white for brushing cookies
sprinkles (optional)
place the peanut flour, oat bran, bananas, eggs, cinnamon and honey in the bowl of a food processor. process until it becomes a dough.  turn onto your work bench and work in enough flour to make a firm dough, that can be rolled out.  if you don't want to use wheat, you can use oat flour for this. roll out to about 1/4"thick and cut with cookie cutter of choice.  place on cookie sheet and brush with egg white. top with sprinkles (if using). bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until slightly browned.  makes about 60 1 1/2" cookies
dharma is impolite
 and hopes
i don't notice her
unceremoniously gobbling them up
w.d. carefully chooses
and suspects
it might be a trap

because a plate of cookies
on the floor
in the middle of the kitchen
seems a bit
suspicious
even to a dog


i am sharing this at
the tattered tag











7 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try homemade dog treats, thanks for the recipe!

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  2. it is nice feastfor dogs , looking beautiful

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  3. Love those grand-dogs! You are a good mommy.

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  4. We just got a new puppy last weekend. This would be fun. :)

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  5. I should try this out...our pooches LOVE their treats!

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  6. My mom's dogs would LOVE these! They are spoiled rotten! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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