Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Monday, January 4, 2010

An Odd Combo...

A couple of days ago, there was a theft, but today, I've retrieved the merchandise, which would be my blog! A number of you asked for my Christmas doggie cookie recipe, so I'm going to slip it in between our makings of this recipe and a show-and-tell of my day at the Cow Palace fun match yesterday. An odd coupling indeed! The recipe is called "Peanut Butter Dog Bones." The ingredients call for:

2 cups whole wheat flour (but you can use 1 cup flour and 1 cup of whole oats)

1 T. baking powder

1 cup natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)

1 cup skim milk (but I used beef broth - or you can use chicken broth)

You can also add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the recipe, which I did.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets (I used parchment paper); stir flour and baking powder together. In medium bowl, mix penut butter and skim milk (or...?); slowly add flour mixture. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth. If sticky, add flour until stiff enough to work with.

Roll out to 1/4 inch and cut into shapes. For smaller breeds, make into mini-peanut butter cookie shapes or little dog bones.

Meanwhile, I'm waiting, in between helping. We put the cookie cut-outs onto the parchment and then stuck them in the oven for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.

Mmmmmmnnnn. We took them out and boy did they smell good! But we had more dough to roll and shapes to cut out!

More baking time... yawn...

Can I have one pleasepleaseplease??? Well, after they cooled, I got to test one and it was yumzers! I still had some decorating to do! For this, you can use yoghurt chips (around here, must get online), or what we used - white chocolate chips and also carob chips. We used pastry bags to pipe out decorations on the cookies. (We melted the carob chips in double boiler - don't overheat these seemingly delicate chips. We then added some veggie oil to thin - just a tiny bit at a time - test! We melted the white choc. chips in the microwave, but watched with an eagle eye. Then we added some veggie oil to these as well, stirring drop by drop. Enjoy!)

Voila! It was lots of fun to do, but I had the best fun of all testing them out heheh! (And I had a great time at the Fun Match!)

I hope you enjoy making and eating these doggie cookies as much as I did!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WE had fun eating them too!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Kari in WeHo said...

We will have to try those!

Miley said...

Hi Samantha!!! I've been doing some baking myself!!! I think the hardest part is waiting for them to come outta the oven!!!! Your cookies look so yummy!!! Happy New Year!!

lotsa licks,

houndstooth said...

Those look yummy! I'm going to bark at Mom to make some!


Scout and Freyja said...

WOWZA! We are gonna have our momma make those this weekend with the grandkids when they are here for a sleepover! Momma is always looking for fun things to do with the boys.

Don't be too upset with the little kitty. After all, you have this whole bloggy to yourself most times and you only lost it fur a little while☺

The OP Pack said...

We heard from Khyra's Mom how good they were, so we are definitely going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. And we rather enjoyed meeting Ozzie, once in a while would be OK, don't you think?

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Sonic said...

Our oven is broken and grandma doesn't think it's worth fixing because we don't bake very often... so I guess I won't be having any home-baked cookies in a while.

They look sooooo good though!


Farley's Mom said...

Thank you for the recipe, I love trying new cookies for Farley :)

KB said...

Based on the photos, I think that you had a very successful and fun Fun Match!!!!! Am I right?

Enjoy those cookies. Their forbidden in our house because our K has chronic pancreatitis and can't eat fat. So, I'm not letting her see your post!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
Great time cooking!
Great time at the Fun Match!
I am going to tell my grandma about your recipe! I hope she can bake some for me!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

Peanut butter AND cheese?!!? You really ARE a girl after my own heart. Woo.

Sam said...

What a lucky dog you are! Thanks for posting the recipe - one of these days I will bake for Marge..

Ben said...

I am gonna get my poppa to bake me and the fellas a batch of cookies.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Sammie! Thanks for the recipe!
Gonna get mommy to bake it for me and friends here!
Great pics as always, thanks for sharing them with us!

Cheers and Cheese,


Sammie you are the most wonderful baker. I can't believe all that wait time... but... so worth it.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We can only imagine how good they smelled while they were baking! Thank you for the recipe. Mom says that Mitch can eat them but none for me. poopoo

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Those were worth waiting for. Certainly better than the peculiar blobs my momma makes.


Thor said...

Those cookies look so yummy!

Sierra Rose said...

Oh yes! Fun and delicious!
Yeeeeeeeoooo! Looks like some big smiles from you and mom at the Fun Match! SO glad!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

caboval said...

Sammie!!! We just LOVED our cookies!!! THanks to your mommy who gave us the recipe!!!! We love you! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmmm those look so good. Thanks mom for sharing. We are going to get our mom busy...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh! those look so good! and what a great job you were doing on your sit stay!!!

Sue said...

What great looking cookies! I'll have to give those a try!

I hope you had a great Christmas and your new year is off to a good start.

By the way, I was at Val's the other day and picked up the book you sent her. WOW! I am so impressed! I'm going to have to borrow it from her and read the whole thing. You've inspired me, that's for sure. I've lost 44 lbs since last Feb, but it's a struggle every day. Just reading the first couple of pages made me feel like finally someone felt the same way about things as I do.

Warmest wishes to you both, and Sammie of course.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

We are for sure going to make some of thoughs!!! Thank-you so much for the recipe.
Give Sammie a big kiss from me, Fern

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Oooh, those look delish! Thanks fur sharing the recipe!

Gus and Waldo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sammie,

Thanks for sharing the recipe for the doggie cookies. All I now need to do is motivate Ms. Two-left-paws to follow your recipe and make something that resembles those mouth-watering treats that I see in your pictures:( They look soooo...yummy!

Found you at the AO4 blog and found your comment very apt. BTW, I am Oorvi - do visit, when you are out sniffing the cyberworld.

Licks n wags,

Dory and the Mama said...

NUMMY!!! I am making Mama print it our RIGHT NOW so she canmake them for me too!!

Thanks Samantha!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Thanks to you Sammie, mom just yelled at us for making a huge drool puddle in front of the computer! We told her that she MUST make some for us. :)
Thank you for sharing.

Sam & June

Ms. ~K said...

Yummers, we just sent Mom to grocery store to get the ingredients...
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Happy New Year Samantha! Those cookies look mighty special and DELICIOUS. You are one lucky gal. Did you share with your feline sibling?:-)
Hope to see you in San Diego sometime in 2010!!!

Moose said...

My mom says I cannot have wheat...what the heck is up with that! So, we use Barley Flour...yummy yummy in my tummy all the same!
Thanks for the recipe. Hey, mom tells me you have a cat JUST LIKE ours??can this be?...Stop by my blog to see Sheldon.
Tail Wags to All.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome:)

I'll add you to my blogroll too:) Those cookies are as scrumptious to look at as they are to eat(you can vouch for it)

Cameo seems to have fallen for your good looks...ahem! He's standing right by my side - reading all this...so...

Licks n wags,

Sam said...

We will have to try them. They look yummy!

Sam and Cisco