Today my husband is taking me on an overnight early Valentine's Day trip to Pacific Grove (Carmel/Monterey area). It's also the first day of the AT&T Golf Open at Pebble Beach. I don't know if we'll get close enough, but maybe we'll see a celebrity or two. Should I take a plate of cookies to share? So, today's cookie was actually made yesterday in preparation for the trip.
Another recipe for man's (or woman's) best friend-a honey-flavored dough rolled in cornmeal and cinnamon and baked to a crisp. My dog, Lilly, took one and hovered over it for a few hours, threatening anyone who came near it, before she finally devoured it!
Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup honey, 2 eggs, 3 3/4 cup flour, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix vegetable oil, shortening, and honey; add eggs and beat well. Add flour, soda, and cream of tartar; beat until thoroughly combined. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press the balls down with a fork in crisscross design. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool a minute or two before transferring to cooling racks. Store in an airtight container.
I had a bone cookie cutter I wanted to use, so I rolled some of the dough out, then cut with cookie cutter; try other designs, if desired.
Makes about 4 dozen dog cookies.
Cookies Rule!!! (even in Dog Kingdom)