It is our personal belief that dogs are family. As such, Millie has regular playdates with friends and receives Christmas presents. She also gives them to her friends. (There are many other ways we treat her like family but I don’t need to get into those right now. Check this for a sampling.)
I’ve made Christmas bones for our various dogs over the years, but each year is something different. This was perhaps the most human-like treat I’ve ever made. (It tasted that way too.) It’s a canine spin on the classic snickerdoodle. (I found the recipe here)
The Food: Honey and Cornmeal
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C shortening (I used butter)
1 C honey
3 3/4 C flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C cornmeal
2 tsp. cinnamon
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400. Mix oil, honey and shortening together until smooth. Add eggs, beating well. Then add flour, cream of tartar and soda. Knead until completely blended. In a small bowl mix the cornmeal and cinnamon.
Make small balls of the dough and roll into cinnamon/cornmeal mixture and place on cookie sheet.
Flatten dough with fork and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool and store in a dry place.
The (Dog) Fare: Snickerpoodles
As I do with most things I make for my furry, four-legged friends, I tasted this. I mean, look at the ingredients, you know you’d be curious too. The dough was good. Tasted very honey-y. After I baked them they were still pretty darn good. I may or may not have taken more than a bite… Seriously. It tastes like cornbread and honey. But my review isn’t the most important one. Luckily, Millie had her best friend Rosie over this afternoon and I got some real feedback:
Here’s what I learned. Don’t try to feed dog and take pictures at the same time. Especially if you’re on the floor…
Moral of the story: Snickerpoodles approved.