Friday, November 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

Blogging Friends.... Thank-you for all of your sweet comments the other day!! I am in better spirits, and my mood swing-infused pity parties have since diminished!!
Now. Look for a Thanksgiving-themed story to be posted on my other Blog, "Minuscule is good!"--Lord willing!!--tomorrow!!
Yesterday was Halloween. I received an entire glass jar-full of chocolate candy from my Mom, and, thus far, this recovering addict is eating it "in moderation", as that phrase goes!! What is happening to me....? And we have some extra candy because not one single Trick or Treater came knocking!! Uh.... Their loss? I baked Rose a batch of treats yesterday. By the way? I have decided that professional bakers would absolutely hate me. Why? Because, nothing pleases me more as a rebel than to alter people's recipes!! Nothing. Pleases. Me. More!! This recipe is not exempt!! I changed an ingredient. Plus I broke more than a couple rules....
Rose would rate this recipe: Four 'paws' way, way up!!

Peanut Butter Oat Biscuits

Most dogs love the flavor of peanut butter. If you use health-food-store peanut butter, that's basically nothing but ground peanuts (you can grind it fresh yourself at some stores), it makes a healthy flavoring for treats.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oat bran {Yeah. We do not have any oat bran. So!! I used quick oats, instead!!}
1 cup milk
1/2 cup natural peanut butter {I just used what was already in our pantry!! Which is definitely not natural!!}
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a food processor, combine the milk and peanut butter and process to liquefy. Add the egg and process until egg is mixed in. {Yeah. I just threw every ingredient into my bowl and beat them!! Because we own a cheap food processor, anyway!!} Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir into dough. {Whoops!! I did not see this rule!! Oh well!!} Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface {A "lightly floured" surface? Hmmm. My dough was so gooey, that I kept adding more and more flour to it. And our rolling pin. Plus the kitchen counter!!} and roll to 1/4-inch thickness. {I cannot do such measurements when baking. I simply roll my dough flat!!} Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. {Okay. I own twain pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters!! Of course, I used them!!} Place biscuits on a baking sheet with greased or non-stick foil. {I just sprayed our pan!!} Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top. {Close enough. It required 31 minutes!!} Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

I baked 16 treats!!      


Molly The Wally said...

They sound great. Hope you all enjoyed Halloween. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"They sound great.". Yeah. I thought they could have used a bit more peanut butter. But Rose loves them!! ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That looks like a tasty recipe. We didn't have many kids either, only about 3. We will enjoy all those chocolate bars with our coffee!
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"That looks like a tasty recipe.". Yeah. I thought they could have used a bit more peanut butter. But Rose loves them!! ;op

Ryker said...

This was the first year the kids cleaned us out. I planed it perfectly and there were 3 pieces of candy left! Of course I ate all three in one sitting!
Rose, you got some mighty fine treats there!

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
Yeah.... This "recovering chocolate addict"? She ate all of her candy within three days!! Whoops. Now, I have been experiencing some withdrawals!! ;op

Roberta said...

Not many trick-or-treaters here either. We had candy for 125 and had 6...well 8 if you count our own two that came to the door. :)
I'll show the girls this recipe and see if they want to bake some for Gemma's Christmas present.

Raelyn said...

Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"I'll show the girls this recipe and see if they want to bake some for Gemma's Christmas present.". Oh, she would like that!! Rose has already finished all of hers!! ;op