Monday, December 19, 2011

Lundi: Recipes

Today's recipe isn’t necessarily for you (although you can tweak it a bit to make people cookies), it’s for your dog.  If yours is as spoiled as mine, this will be just the kind of thing you’ll both enjoy.  And these cookies make a great Holiday gift for your four legged pal.

Here’s what you’ll need for the canine version of this recipe:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
 ½ cup mashed banana, cooked and mashed sweet potato or solid packed canned pumpkin
½ cup nondairy milk or water
¼ cup vegetable (such as canola) oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease two cookie sheets or line them with a Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until mixed well.  Note that if you’re like me, and don’t have a food processor, old fashioned elbow grease and a wooden spoon work today just as they did 200 years ago.

Transfer the dough to a flat work surface and roll it out to about ½ inch thick; this is made much easier by placing the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap or floured parchment paper.  Once dough is rolled, cut out cookies with your choice of cookie cutter, arrange them on your baking sheets and bake until lightly brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.  The dough will hold in a bowl placed in your refrigerator if you have to do more than one rolling.

Allow cookies to cool thoroughly before offering them to your best friend.

Note that this recipe can be made for people simply by adding a cup of sugar to the stated recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Adopt-A-Pet and Petfinder email and comes from Robin Robertson.  Visit her website for lots of wonderful vegan recipes.  Bon appetite à votre chien ~

Header: Our gentle giant Thor in the snow last spring


Undine said...

Oh, that's perfect. My mother just got a Saint from her local animal shelter; I'll pass this on to her so she can give the new guy a happy Christmas. :)

Pauline said...

I'm so pleased to hear it. Congratulations to your Mom and her new best friend. We love our Saint and he's a rescue, too :)

Timmy! said...

Always nice to remember your pets at the holidays, Pauline.

And nice photo of Mr. Thor, if I do say so myself...


Pauline said...

I'll see if our young baker wants to make some of these for the God of Thunder this week. They can go in his stocking for Christmas Eve!