Monday, December 29, 2008

Doggie Cookies

S-dog, our blue merle Australian Shepherd, was born on Christmas Day, 1996. In honor of his 12th birthday, my daughter J.D.E. baked him some doggie cookies. (Actually she baked half a recipe for our dogs and half for a Christmas present for her boyfriend's dog). She found the recipe in an old cookbook put out by the Australian Shepherd Rescue and Placement Helpline (ARPH) - [recipe at end of this post]

I own two copper cookie cutters; both are for dog cookies!
About 10 years ago I made dog cookies that involved pureeing raw liver. All I'm going to say about that experience is that those dog treats were the WORST smelling thing I've ever put into my oven. The dogs have wondered ever since why they never had those cookies again.

In contrast these cookies were a snap to put together, had a lovely peanut butter smell, and would have been fairly tasty as people cookies if not for the garlic powder!

Reid Aussie Tribe Biscuits
From AuSSome Recipes, by the ARPH Team

3 c. whole wheat flour
¾ cup rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 ½ c. milk
1 ½ c. peanut butter
1 ½ T molasses
1 T honey
1 tsp garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine dry ingredients.
3. Mix wet ingredients; add to the dry mixture. Dough will be stiff.
4. Roll out dough and cut into cute shapes with cookie cutter.
5. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely on rack.


Cathy said...

Oh, what a fun Christmas treat for the doggies! These sound much better than the ones that Macduff made recently (those sound more like the liver variety that you made 10 years ago). My oldest child has been begging for a dog, but we already have way too many fully dependent, needy beings in our house right now. But I will definitely remember this for 5 or 10 years down the road when we are ready to add a canine friend to our family!

Jaime said...

ooooh my dog would love these!