Sunday, January 23, 2011

Manic Monday ~ Sweets for my SWEETS!

I've been on a baking mission Sunday, everyone wanted something sweet. The dog put in his request for some new biscuits, I wanted something for after dinner and the church ladies put in a request for cookies for the new people that come to church.
First off we start with the dog "cookies" that I swear smelled so good I wanted to eat one!
found on Best Dog Treat Recipes
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Place all the ingredients in your bread maker and set it for the dough cycle.
Cut the dough into shapes.
Place the dog cookies on a lightly greased pan, and let them rise for an hour.
Bake the dog treats for 45 minutes to an hour, at 275 degrees F.

ALEXIS NOTES: She suggested leaving them overnight to dry in oven, our puppy likes them a little soft so I just put in air tight container (they can last for 30 days they don't last that long in our house). Also I only baked mine for 30 minutes.
Now on to a treat for mom!!! I'm trying to be better with not eating too much and lighter things if possible. I love if you haven't gone there yet check them out, great for exercise tips & recipes.

    2 boxes sugar-free fat-free instant vanilla pudding (1.34 oz)
    3 C. skim milk
    1 can 100% pumpkin (15 oz.)
    Pumpkin Pie spice to taste
Redi Whip

Mix first 4 ingredients together with a hand mixer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Chill for 5 minutes. Top with Redi Whip and serve. Makes 8 - 1/2 cup servings.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used french vanilla pudding & skipped the redi whip since I didn't have any left. (We won't talk about the week moment of me and a can of a redi whip ... we must just say that it is so fun to spray it in your mouth).
And when a person comes to church for the first time the youth will go take a bag of different cookies to there house the following week. I am one of the cookie makers :). NOW they want BIG cookies ... NOT one thing I have mastered (as you can see). So I made a smaller cookie.

All Recipes

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  1. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, raisins, and vanilla. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Next, stir in the egg and raisin mixture, then stir in the rolled oats and pecans. Dough will be stiff. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
ALEXIS NOTES: I doubled the recipe, skipped raisins & pecans (since for ppl I don't know and allergies). Since I skipped those the batter was so runny I added in 2 cups of oatmeal.


  1. Oatmeal cookies sound so good right now!

  2. I loved making dog biccies! I made mine with homemade chicken stock and parsely from the garden lol why? cuz our dog has G A S ewww and these biccies helped him with his gassy problem hehe :) not to mention on numerous times i caught my boys sharing in these tasty chickeny treats LOL Those Oatmeal cookies LOOK soooo good :) yumo! oatmeal cookies have to be one of my fav cookies besides a good health chocchip cookie! Hope ur well darling!

  3. I'll have to share the dog biscuit recipe with my sister, who has 3 dog-children! Of course, my little doggie would like them 2 y/o probably would eat them!

  4. I'm going to try to make those doggie cookies. My Max is soooo picky. I would have the only dog in the world that turns up his nose at almost everything!

  5. oh crap crap crap! Even the dog cookies look good and are making me hungry. Oatmeal cookies are by far my most favoritest!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that 2011 is off to a good start :o)

  6. I know my dogs loved their treats you made them. What a lucky dog.. Those cookies sound yummy..

  7. I think I would have tried the dog biscuits lol. Oatmeal cookies are delish, and your pudding is rocking!

  8. Do you ever leave your kitchen? I think about all the clean-up too!
    Those sounds like awesome recipes. I think I need to make some cookies for Skye.

  9. Those dog biscuits DO look pretty edible! And I have been craving oatmeal cookies (with raisins, no nuts), so that sounded especially good!

  10. I love spark people recipes! That one looks yummy because I love pumpkin.

    Have you downloaded the alrecipes app on your ipad? I have it on my ipod and I love it. It has a dinner spinner and it is the coolest would love it.

  11. What a great dog treat recipe, I'm adding it to my facebook page right now!

  12. What a lucky puppy! You know how I feel about pumpkin...Of course I'll be back to jot this one down, too.

  13. I will most definitely be making those treats for my dog. She wants nothing to do with store bought treats but I bet she gives these a try! Thanks!

  14. I didn't know dogs liked Pumpkin?! I can imagine our dog would love me if I made these for him! ;-)

    That pudding reminds me of a dip I made in the fall-YUM!!! :-)

  15. You are too cute... you and your pumpkin, now even for the doggie.
    Although I bet my babies would really like those because they love the chicken wraped sweet potato snacks I get them.
    You are so wonderful making the cookies for the new people at your church. You will be blessed. HUGGLES!! :)


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