I’m So Special
Hey, it’s Bear here. I am such a lucky dog! Maw made me some homemade Thanksgiving treats yesterday and wants me to share the recipes with you so that you can make your best pal some. They’re wholesome and nutritious, but you’ll have to wait and see if I like them.
Preheat the over to 350º. You will need the following:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp hickory smoke seasoning
1 tsp turkey, chicken, beef or pork bullion
1/4 cup hot water
Directions: Dissolve the bullion in the hot water. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Add the hot water and stir, forming a dough. Slightly knead the dough. On a floured surface roll the dough until 1/2″ thick. Cut desired shapes with a cookie cutter or cut into strips. (Maw didn’t have a turkey cookie cutter and since it was snowing and blowing outside she decided not to go buy one. Instead she printed a turkey from the computer, used this for a template and cut the turkeys out by hand. (Now I know she loves me because it was very time consuming for her to do that. So she suggests using cutters.) Bake the cookies on a slightly greased cookie sheet at 350º for about 30 minute. The time will depend on how big or small your cookies are, so just keep your eye on them! Cool completely before feeding them to me. Oh, I mean to your dog.
So this is what I thought of Maw’s cookies. Do you think I like them?
After a few minute of playing I let her know what I really thought.
Yep, I liked em! This is the first time Maw ever made me cookies. She said you can add other ingredients too. If you want to make them really Thanksgiving like, you could add pumpkin, sweet potatoes or cranberries. Just remember to adjust the other ingredients accordingly. If you add pumpkin you’ll want to add a bit more flour or reduce the water content. Really, just come up with any flavorful concoction you think your best buddy will like! Also, You will want to double or triple this recipe because this only makes about 12 cookies. Finally, you can make these tasty treats for any holiday. You can make stockings for the Christmas holiday and then make champagne glasses for the new year and then make hearts for Valentine’s Day and then, well you get the drift. There doesn’t even have to be an occasion. I’ll eat them any day!
Until next time,