Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yes, really. I made cookies for my donkey.
It was so easy. I added a few simple ingredients:
Mixed them all together:
Rolled them into little, bite-sized balls:
And after baking for ten minutes, voila!:
Little donkey nuggets of joy:
With warm treat in hand, off I went to find a taste tester:
When I offered one to Chester, there was little hesitation. He basically inhaled it:
Did you know a donkey's lips could get so long?:
I decided another opinion would be good. Toni didn't have to be asked twice, either:
Though her eating style is a bit daintier than Chester's:
Dolly was right behind Toni, ready to gobble up the donkey treat (shhhh, I didn't tell the llamas the treats were meant for donkeys...):
I'm sneaky in another way, too. I take these llama-hand-feeding opportunities to rub the soft spot under my stand-offish llama's chin. Oooooh, soft:
Kai was really the only one I couldn't convince of their wholesome goodness:
Moving on with my treats, I went off to find my goats. Pete and Reggie had no doubt that I had baked these just for them:
The chickens didn't care who they had been baked for:
15 out of 16 animals *loved* these cookies. I'd say these were a giant hit here on Critter Farm.
If you'd like to bake these for your special, fruit-n-veggie eating animal, here's the recipe:
Baked Donkey Delights
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 Tbs molasses
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup diced apple
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees Celsius). Combine ingredients in the order listed. Form the batter into small balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Note: Because fresh, natural ingredients and no preservatives are used in this recipe, to extend their freshness you'll want to refrigerate the ones you don't use within the first day or so.