Friday, February 1, 2013

Love For Our Fur Babies


My husband says that I am compelled to show my love by feeding people baked goods.  He's not wrong,  I really do.

 Now these are two of my big fur kids:

and that brown one doesn't like ANY horse cookies I have ever made him.  One would think that I would just quit, but no, it's not in my nature.  I keep trying different recipes, sure that there is something that he will fall in love with.  I decided to tweak this recipe for dog cookies thinking a more savory might satisfy my pet.  Nope.  Not at all.

However, I took them over to my friend's house who has a lab and that dog, my friends, almost devoured my coat trying to get to them.  Then that dog was my best friend.  So, the moral of this story is, these are dog cookies.  So show your canine fur baby some love this Valentine's Day and make them some homemade snacks.

Not Horse Cookies adapted slightly from Dessert First

  • 2/3 c. pumpkin
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Stir together pumpkin, carrots, and peanut butter.  Mix in flour.  Dough will be stiff.  Turn out onto floured work surface.  Roll out dough.  Cut into shapes as desired.  Polk holes in the cookies or else they will blow up fat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes depending on how crispy you like them.  I baked them long because I was looking for a crunchy cookie.  Store in the fridge, there aren't any preservatives in these babies.


  1. Minnie and Daisy love these!

    1. When I brought them over last week, Minnie was my best friend :) I know the way to her heart!


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