Just in time for Halloween, 'Black Cat Bites' for kids.
Just for fun, my dog's favorite cookie recipe, All Natural Dog Treats.
Let’s be clear: The first recipe is for dogs, not people. Repeat: Dogs. But are they good cookies for dogs? Or are they cookies for good dogs? Both, I’d say, since the good dogs I know chew ‘em up and beg for more.
Make up a batch for your favorite canines. Woof! Yummy-woof! Woof!
In contrast, Dog Chow for Kids is definitely people food, well, kid food anyway. With just a tad of imagination, it’s amazingly versatile. At Halloween, Dog Chow transforms magically into Black-Cat Bites. At Christmas, surprise, out comes Reindeer Rations. At Easter, whip up a batch of Bunny Pellets.
The recipe remains the same. Only the name is changed to entertain the innocent.
ALL NATURAL DOG TREATS
Baking: 2 hours
Makes 2 dozen large and 2 dozen small cookies
- 1-3/4 cups flour
- 1-1/4 cups oatmeal
- 1/1/2 tablespoons corn / vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water
Stir together flour and oatmeal with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl. Stir in oil and warm water until well blended. The dough should have the consistency of playdough so if needed, add a bit of flour or water. On a floured surface, pat or roll the dough until about the thickness of a pencil. With a bone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to greased baking sheet. Bake at 300F for one hour or until crisp.
DOG CHOW FOR KIDS
Makes about 5 cups
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 12 ounces Rice Chex
- 16 ounces powdered sugar
Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a Dutch oven or large kettle. Add Rice Chex and stir slightly. Place mixture in a large bowl, add powdered sugar and shake to cover.
Originally published in print in 2003, published online for the first time in 2008.
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