A Thankful Tree and Puppy dog cookies

What do Puppy dog cookies and a Thankful Tree have in common…..Nothing.  Except we made both today.

I am big on traditions and we are currently in the process of creating new traditions for our family.  The latest “new” tradition is the Thankful Tree.  The Thankful Tree is a paper tree that we add leaves to each day until Thanksgiving.  Every day we write what we are thankful for and tape it to the tree.  It really makes us focus on the blessings in our lives.

I added the Give Thanks for fun.  So right now our first leaf is up but this picture was taken before we added it.

The cookies were a little bit of a last second decision. I ordered a dog shaped cookie cutter and I really wanted to use it and well, you get the point.  I know it make seem sick to feed your dog cookies that are in the shape of a retriever but I thought it was a little funny.

Here is the recipie if you would like it:
3/4 cup oats
1 cup boiling water
2 beef bullion cubes
2 tablespoons oil (canola or olive)
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/4 cup buttermilk or regular milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 325.  Combine oats, water, and beef bullion cubes. Let it sit for a few minutes.  Mix in the remaining ingredients. Knead until smooth, adding more flour if needed.  Then, roll out to approximately 1/4 inch thich and cut into desired shapes
Bake for 35-40 minutes
I got this handy little recipe from The Ordinary Housewife a couple of months ago and my dog goes nuts for these cookies!

2 responses to “A Thankful Tree and Puppy dog cookies

  • Sara

    First of all–ADORABLE Thanksgiving Idea! I am totally doing this next year.Also–did it smell when you made dog cookies? We made some once and they stunk up the whole house! I'd be willing to try them again if I knew they didn't stink. :)Stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a great Tuesday!

  • Morgan

    I am so glad you like the idea! The cookies don't smell! = )

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