Roll on down to PaulaM post and take a look at the ones there. There are many posts in archives, you might search "treat" and "Cookies"
I made a batch yesterday after reading PaulaM post. I forgot my party gift for our hostess today. Bottle of wine ( it is a wine tasting) for her and cookies for the horses.
I didn't have molasses so used Cane Syrup ( golden syrup) that I had left over from a cake recipie. I didnt have enough dry stuff so ran to the store for oatmeal and corn meal.
Got home and discovered a bag of corn meal on back of shelf. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
Let the dough sit overnight and baked this AM.
Easy as can be.
There are now two bags of cookies, one for Susan's horses and Hummm, whom should I give the other bag to? Hummmm [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.
I have a whole book full of horse treats from soups to desserts [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] One recipe that I still want to make but haven't yet is called beer bran mash. Here's the recipe if anyone out there wants to make it:
8 cups of bran
8 cups of oats
Pinch of salt
1 can of beer
add enough hot water to moisten ingredients, add a pinch of sailt, mix and let steep for 30 minutes or until cool enough to eat. Before feeding, pour a can of fresh beer over the bran mash and feed.
If anyone decides to try this, let me know it turns out!
Omalley Cat - I haven't tried beer bran mash, but in the summer I occasionally pour a beer over my horse's regular feed. She loves it. Everyone at the barn teases me about the brands of beer I give her. I don't like beer, so I have no clue what any of them taste like. I usually try to buy something in the middle price range or what's on sale.
Here's a cookie recipe
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots (or applesauce)
1 tsp salt
1 tbls sugar
2 tbls vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molassses
Mix ingredients in bowl with wooden spoon. Drop by teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color. (They will be darker if you use dark molasses.) Store in the freezer as they will be fairly soft and mold if left too long. My dog friends like them as well.
I have a similar recipe for a larger quantity-
12 oz molasses
3 cups Quaker oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup corn oil
2 cups fruit or vergetables shredded fine
when my sister and i were little we would make "salads" for our pony. we would just put a bunch of things in a bowl, like apples, cheerios, carrots, cereal, popcorn, crackers, etc, mix it all up, and add juice like apple juice and fruit punch. he really liked it! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
The Southern California freeway system, stuck in an endless commute
They invariably get eaten by animals other than the horses. Both my father and Mr. Beezer have been known to scarf what they think are molassess cookies or some such [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] ... and yes, I DO tell them what they've done. The gagging reflex is a wonderful thing to watch. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]
***I see trees of green, red roses too. I watch 'em bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world. Yes, what a wonderful world." -- Louie Armstrong.***
Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!
I will try and make it tomorrow and let you all know how it goes.
3 cups horse bran
2 cups oatmeal (dry, Quaker type)
1/3 cup honey* (Since I just bought molasses, I'm going to use that instead of honey tomorroe)
1/2 cup molasses
1 or more cups grated apples
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups water* (I'm probably going to use either apple juice, or I may try beer, we'll see)
Preheat oven to 350ï¿½ F. Mix all the ingredients, make into small (1") shapes and bake on cookie sheet for ~1hr.
The reason I like it is because I have all the ingredients, and it looks good.