It was also the perfect time to try a recipe for making Homemade Doggie Treats, something I've been wanting to do for awhile. These definitely cost a lot less than anything I've found at the store....and they are so easy to make!
I found the original recipe here.
But.....we really didn't stick to the measurements at all.
Here's our version:
~ Duke's Doggie Cookies ~
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup (or so) of peanut butter
Mix all of the ingredients together. Roll into walnut-sized balls and press flat on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Honestly, I think measuring might be completely optional for this one! These two sweet boys of mine are starting to get pretty comfy in the kitchen, now that they have a few Alphabet recipes under their belts.
And this time, they both jumped right in and started scooping and pouring and stirring.....and throwing..... a little bit faster than Mama could manage, especially with a camera in one hand. ;)
That, and they were making me laugh so hard....
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I truly don't know how much peanut butter actually went into the bowl. Little Monkey said something like, "Duke wikes wots and wots of peanut butter," and kept scooping it in. Meanwhile, Peanut was working really hard at scooping it back out of the bowl for a taste...
I think this is just how things go when you're cooking with Boys.
It was right about this time....as some dough was suddenly whizzing past my head....that I figured I should probably stop laughing and restore some order to our little project. This is supposed to be "school," after all...right??
Fortunately, Duke is not a picky eater :) and doesn't seem to care about the shape of his cookies one little bit. And since this really was so very simple (silly boys and all!)...these will definitely be a new staple in my pantry!
Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday, filled with the simple joys of just being home.
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