I'm trying a little something different today. I know you probably know how much I love my furbabies. If you didn't, you do now! I love my dogs, kitties and old bird.
I made my dogs some doggie cookies for the #creativecookieexchange. What possessed me to make my dogs cookies this month? Well, the theme was to make someone's day cookies. I thought of my dogs and went to work. They're apple and peanut butter lovers, by the way.
In the spirit of the game day season, I made my dogs some football shaped cookies. After using it for the first time on these cookies, I have decided that I pretty much love this cutter a lot. It's pretty darn neat. I think it was a consignment shop find. I normally buy the cookie cutters by the bag full there.
Funny story about these cookies. The husband, who was super excited to see these cookies on the platter Friday night after a long day at work, asked who the cookies were for. I had a smirk on my face and said that he could eat them if he wanted. I thought he would have figured out after I had told him that I was making some doggie cookies that they weren't for him. Instead, he did an excited, hand-rubbing dance and then.. I had to break it to him. I kind of felt awful that he was super pumped about the cookies, but still found it funny. Does that make me a bad wife? No, it doesn't because I made him whoopie pies the next morning to make up for it.
Apple Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 T. creamy peanut butter
- 1 T. honey
- 2 large eggs
- 4 ¼ cups whole wheat flour divided
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add in the applesauce, peanut butter, and honey. Whisk until everything is combined.
- Add in the eggs one at a time and whisk each one until incorporated.
- Add in 4 cups of whole wheat flour. I used whole wheat pastry flour. Stir in with a spatula until all the flour is incorporated into the cookie dough. If it gets too hard to stir, use your hands.
- Dust a clean surface with the remaining ¼ cup of whole wheat flour. Press out the dough and use the remaining flour to top the dough.
- Roll the cookies out and cut the cookies out using your cutter of choice.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely. The cookies will not be super hard. It will be slightly soft like a cookie.
The theme this month is Make Someone’s Day Cookies! We chose someone in our lives that we loved and baked them cookies that they love! Maybe you will feel inspired to bake someone that you love a cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes--be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Dulce de Leche Madeleines from The Spiced Life
- Almond Butter Cookies from NinjaBaker
- Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies from Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
- Classic Shortbread with Fleur de Sel from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Coconut Rum Celebration Cookies from Food Lust People Love
- Jam Filled Butter Cookies from Magnolia Days
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Spiceroots
- Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies from Indian Curries/stew
- Alphabet Letter Cookies from A Baker’s House
- Chocolate Chunk Shortbread from Baking in Pyjamas
- Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Noshing With The Nolands
- Soft Sugar Cookies from DessertStalking Blog
- Frosted Lemon Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Cherry Pie Cookies from It's Yummi
- Apple Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
- Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies from Rhubarb and Honey