Friday, December 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies!

Hi everyone! Mama and Gramma have been making a lot of Christmas cookies lately. So Mama decided we should have some special Christmas cookies! (At least the dogs among us.* Mama still hasn't found a good recipe for kitty treats. Does anyone know of any?) 


Mama found a recipe on Bullwrinkle.com. Here is the recipe she used:

Ingredients
½ cups water(add more water later if required)
½ cup oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup oats
Directions
Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20 minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container. 



Mama only made a few changes here. First, she didn't have any cornmeal, so she used extra flour instead. (She Googled it first and found out this was fine.) Second, we had some overripe bananas in the house, so Mama mashed one up and added it in. 


Finally, Mama used a cookie cutter to make gingerbread man shapes for us! The only problem was, she couldn't find a rolling pin, so she tried to use the jar of peanut butter to roll out the dough. The result was that instead of lots of thin cookies, we had about ten really thick cookies! Thats fine with us, since Mama only lets us eat a little piece at a time anyway. 


Here is a picture of our super-thick "gingerbread men" with no gingerbread in them! 


Since its Christmas, Mama thought she'd turn some of these cookies into Christmas gifts. (What? We don't get to keep all of our cookies? Boo, Mama!!!) So she put a few in bags. We are sending three to our cousin Judah in California, and bringing two to our second cousins Rocky and Nugget on Christmas Eve. Also Mama packaged up three for our very favorite neighbor dogs, Andi, Betty and Finn! Here is what the cookies looked like, packaged nicely by Mama. 


We got to taste the cookies and we were so happy! Mama tasted one also and she said they were kind of bland. She said it was because there was no sugar, and she's considering adding a little brown sugar in the next batch. We think they're fine, though! No blander than our usual Milk Bones! 


We love it when Mama bakes for us! So we asked her a question. We all got together and suggested to her that she make her baking a monthly thing! We thought that, every month, whether she likes it or not, Mama should bake some delicious treats for us. And she agreed! She said we can try out a new dog recipe every month, and blog about it here! Mama says she actually loves to bake, but her treats for humans don't always work out so well (for instance, every time she tries to make chocolate chip cookies, they come out puffy, dry and bland) and she thinks pets are much easier to please than people. 


Next we told Mama, maybe she could start a whole new business! It could be called the Pet Treat Of The Month Club! People could subscribe, and each month she'd send them a bag of homemade dog treats. We'd become rich! And she could quit her job and stay home with us full time, baking and baking and baking! 


Mama told us our imaginations were getting a little out of control.


Anyways, we sure do like our peanut butter banana "gingerbread" men! We can hardly wait for Mama to bake something else next month! (Lets just hope she doesn't forget.) 


*We have to edit this part because later Mama did give Sammy-Joe a small, kitty-sized piece of one of these, and he happily ate it! 

5 friendly visitors:

Keisha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mmmm, I love cookies! :)

Cara n Crew said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks like a great recipe - our mom will have to try it - she likes to bake cookies for Wriggley. She made a carob brownies a couple of times and the recipe was sweetened with honey so she and Wriggley could enjoy them (she's also eaten un-sweetened cookies she's made too!) Our mom hasn't found a recipe really for us kitties either but alot of times we'll scoop up the crumbs Wriggley leaves from his :D Merry Christmas!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
p.s the treat bags look really nice!

Frankie Furter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of us can't have corn/cornmeal so I think your mom did grrreat to imPAWvise and fix the recipe.
BLAND???? WHAT IS IT WITH PEEPS?
THEY don't know gooooood stuffs when the sniff em.

Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah to You and those you love.

Max the Quilt Cat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those cookies sound great. I bet Bugsy and Knuckles would eat them. Sorry I don't have any cat cookie recipes, but I'll let you know if I find one,

Have a great holiday...

pawhugs, Max

The Island Cats said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those cookies look nommy! You woofies are very lucky!!

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