Friday, February 3, 2012

More Super Dog Sunday™ Fun!

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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Super Bowl XLV Hat
Received from a Fan Last Year
© C. Boyko
We have the most wonderful readers! There are days when I get photos in my email from readers who love their prizes, and then there are days when I score a field goal with a Super Bowl hat! Check this out. One fan sent along a Super Bowl XLV (last year's event) hat just because they knew we would love it. And we do!


Tanner and Oliver also love noshing, a favorite activity of many a Super Bowl fan. Last year I had a bit more time on my hands, so I whipped up some cookies just for Game Day. I'd like to share that recipe again, as it is still one of my boys' favorites. They freeze well, so we were able to eat them all the way through Summer. Enjoy:


© C. Boyko
Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies





Fido's Football Snacks*


*We used organic ingredients, but you can whip these up however you choose.This recipe was adapted to our theme from one at Dog Treat Kitchen.
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk, reduced fat or fat free
  • 1 cup peanut butter (salt and sugar free is best)
  • 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients gradually, until well mixed.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead to a soft dough.
  5. Roll out to 1/2" thick and use cookie cutters to create shapes
  6. Bake 20 minutes, slightly less if your dough is thinner.
  7. Cool and store in an airtight container.
© C. Boyko
Good Boy Oliver
These treats are quite hard and crunchy, and will be fine in your treat jar for a couple of weeks. Dog Treat Kitchen tells us that you can cook for a shorter time to create a softer biscuit, but be sure to refrigerate afterwards. The harder treats freeze quite well for up to 6 months. Note that the frosting decoration was removed before I allowed Tanner and Oliver to snack. It fun to decorate them just for the event. :)

Want to take a walk down memory lane? Last year's Super Dog Sunday photos can be found right here.



4 comments:



The Beals Dogs said...

Did you know you can make dog friendly frosting/icing for the treats? That way you wouldn't have to remove the pretty design before giving it to the pups. Here's one we like..

8 ounces cream cheese (low or fat free)
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. plain yogurt (low or fat free)
flour (see note)

Note: You will need approximately 3 Tbsp. of flour. You can use any type of flour for this recipe. Keep in mind that if you use wheat flour (or another type of flour with specs of color) it may affect the end color of the icing.

Instructions:

Mix first three ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
Mix in one tablespoon of flour at a time until you have a good consistency for spreading.

We put it into a ziplock bag, and cut a corner off.. there ya go! Easy, cheap piping bag. :)

~ Heather, Momma to Tiki & Colossus (@TikiThoughts)



matt said...

thank you for the recipes....My pitbull motley already has his Giants jersey on and ready for sunday!!! Mite have to whip up some of these cookies. Check us out at http://thepitbullpalace.blogspot.com/



Jen said...

I love the hat!

And the recipe is one I'll likely try.

I'm happy to see the Giants make the Superbowl again (I'm from New Jersey and live in New York State), but I don't tend to watch football.



Melissa T. said...

I'll have to try that recipe out, thank you. :) Tanner looks very handsome in his Super Bowl hat.

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