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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Valentine Baking for our Shelter Dog Friends!

What a great idea!!  Bake up a batch of these and drop them off at your local shelter!!  Make some new Valentine's friends!!

Gather your ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled carrots
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled, or another cup of cooked, cooled vegetables like peas or green beans
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups white flour, plus more for dusting

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F (160° C).
  2. Blend the banana and veggies in a food processor. Add the soy milk, peanut butter, and molasses and blend again.
  3. Sift together the whole wheat flour and baking powder, then add to the wet mixture and blend well.
  4. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of white flour and stir thoroughly. Knead in the second cup of white four, adding more flour if necessary to make a stiff dough. Divide the dough into four parts.
  5. Roll out a piece of dough on a floured board to about 1/8 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or knife to make heart shapes (or any other Valentine's Day symbol). Place the biscuits onto an ungreased cookie sheet—it's okay to put them close together; they won't spread out.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes or until they are just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and turn over the biscuits with a spatula. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn the biscuits again and bake for another 10 minutes. They should be as crisp as crackers.
  7. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool completely.
  8. Repeat with the other three parts of the dough, or freeze the remaining dough to bake later.
  9. Store the cooled biscuits in a covered container in the refrigerator until you can deliver them.


K9sOverCoffee said...

I love the idea of sharing homemade treats with a local shelter!

Emma said...

The shelter in our area closed a while back, and the other one is quite a drive, so we never go there unless Mom is adopting a pet. I'm sure the shelter pets love the cookies!

Molly The Wally said...

That is a great idea and how kind. I am sure the shelters appreciate any little luxuries they get donated. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

HuskyCrazed said...

What a fab idea!!!! And yummy too!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Oz theTerrier said...

Those sound yummy...and what a wonderful idea to bake them and take them to the shelter!

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

What a great idea, those shelters pups are going to be so happy!!!

Cathy C Bennett said...

What a great idea - I would love to do that. It will have to be a very simple recipe though....

Mitch and Molly said...

yummmmmm - the shelter pups are going to love you, girls!

Ann Thompson said...

what a sweet idea I think everyone should bake two batches though, one to keep and one to share

SUGAR: Golden Woofs said...

It's going to be a great Treats cause of the BANANA :-) What a PAWsome idea. Golden Woofs

Noreen said...

Wonderful idea Jeanne. I know the shelter will be so happy to have special treats for their visitors(canine of course). Hugs to you all.

MyDogLikes said...

Great idea!! Where will you take them!! Well if ladybug leaves any behind!

Anne Miller said...

That is a very nice and generous idea.

Loveys Sasha

Dory and the Mama said...

WOW...that is a great idea!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Princess Leah said...

Pafect, now where's my mixing bowl!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx