My man and I are fat…not fat in the ‘morbidly obese‘ sense, or in the ‘holy crap, the heart attack’s a’ comin” sense… but we’re fat in the ‘last year my physique was X, and now my physique is Y…and Y sucks’ sense.
So, my urge to express love via baking has been stifled.
I have a gimpy little dog to spoil. A practice baby. Hoo-ha! I’m back in business!
New mixing bowls and cookie cutters at the ready, I Googled various dog biscuit recipes, ingredients that are healthy for dogs, and ingredients that are bad. Filtering that information through the materials I had on hand, I came up with this ingredient list-
A few cups of flour, about a half a cup of cornmeal, and mix it in the big shiny bowl.
About a cup or so of thawed pumpkin in some hot water with bouillon cube, blended with immersion blender and dumped into the flour.
Mix it on up.
Knead, knead, mix, add flour, continue….
Coat the ball generously with veggie oil (good for the little guy’s still-suffering skin and fur), and lay out on baking paper.
Roll it out, cookie-cutter to heart’s content, bake.
I’m trying various thicknesses to see what he’ll like the best, and some I’m baking longer than others to make harder, crunchier treats.
My little dude loves them. Chicken fat goes a long way with dogs, but I like to think he enjoyed eating the little human-shaped cookies.