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Dogs Love Cookies Too! Dog Cookie Recipes

Making cookies for you and your family members is a great idea, but sooner or later, you may want to bake a box of cookies for someone else. Have you ever thought about making a few for Fido? Here are some recipes that can help. Best of Breed Dog Biscuits (from King Arthur Flour) Ready to give your pups an amazing treat that’s as easy to make as it is tasty? Try this! You’ll need two cups of whole wheat flour, a cup of rolled oats, a tablespoon of dried parsley, one half cup of powdered milk and one half teaspoon of salt. Stir all of those ingredients together, then add in two eggs and a cup of peanut butter. Stir again to form a crumbly mixture and add in one half cup of cold water to create a cohesive dough. Drop in walnut sized balls onto parchment paper and flatten slightly. Bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Nutty Bacon Dog Treats (from Dog Hill Kitchen) There are few Read more

Fancy Types of Cookies that Impress

When you’re cooking to impress, the Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe probably isn’t high on your list of cookies to bake. Instead, you need something with a bit more elegance those kid-friendly choices just can’t offer. Here are a few choices that will prove irresistible. Chocolate Sambuca Crinkles - This cookie takes about three hours from start to finish. With the Sambuca additive, you get an anise flavor adults will love at almost any dinner party. To get started, you’ll need 1 ¼ cups of flour, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, ½ tsp. of salt, 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, ½ stick of butter, 2 large eggs, ½ cup of walnuts, ½ cup of Sambuca, 2 tbsp. of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of confectioners sugar. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler until it’s smooth. In one bowl, add eggs, walnuts, Sambuca, and sugar. In another, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir Read more

Staple Baking Ingredients to Have in Your Cupboard

Whether you want to bake a cake before they all get home or you need to make a few boxes of cookies for that bake sale this weekend, there are a few things you’re always going to need for baking in your cupboard. Your best bet is to make a solid list, buy two of everything on it, then replenish as necessary. This is also the perfect list to build a wedding gift for a new bride! Throw in a few of your favorite recipes, and you’ll have something she can use over and over again. Flour: You simply can’t bake any traditional recipe without at least having all-purpose flour on hand. You may find you have a need for other flours as time goes by and the recipes get more complex, but a few bags of all-purpose flour can go a long way toward the perfect baked treat. It’s important to note that the self-rising flour sits right next to the all-purpose flour on the shelf, so watch what Read more

Cute Packaging Ideas for Cookie Favors

Cookie party favors are one of the biggest trends for weddings and various kinds of parties and showers alike, and with good reason. They’re a delicious gift that can be customized to meet the needs of almost any situation. They’re inexpensive, and if you’re a good cookie decorator, they’re super-easy from a DIY point-of-view. The key, though, is to come up with the best possible packaging scheme to make them every cuter. Here are a few ideas that might help. Mason Jars: Is there anything you can’t use a Mason jar for these days? These are one of the cutest ways to package cookie favors, too. You can go with the quart size, or you can go with a much smaller size if you plan to just give out a few cookies. The best part about these is they’re great for stacking up flatter cookie choices like ginger snaps or for showing of more beautiful cookie choices like whoopee pies. Milk Read more

Most Popular Types of Christmas Cookies

Whether you’re going to bake some of your all-time favorites with the kids or you plan to assemble cookie gift boxes during this holiday season, deciding on the most popular types of cookies for your Christmas cookie baskets can be a great way to get your baking season started. Here are just a few of the can’t-miss classics this year. Peanut-Butter Blossoms: A relatively recent addition to the lineup of holiday cookies, these tasty treats are made using a classic peanut butter cookie recipe topped with a Hershey’s kiss. They’re as delicious as they are cute, and for many, no holiday cookie buffet would be complete without them. Gingerbread Men: Easily the quintessential Christmas cookie, the mere idea of gingerbread dates back as far as ancient Greece. At the time, it was used in a number of different ceremonies. When ginger became increasingly available, the Eastern Europeans Read more