Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Pumpkin Cinnamon Horse Cookies

The weather is getting cooler, and blanketing season is upon us. Soooo is major furbaby season (YAY.) That also means that it's getting lighter, later, with the time change and all...therefore less riding time.  What are you going to do with all that free time, you ask? Why not bake some cookies for your horses! See how that came full circle, there?

So, let's take this blog way into left field, and I'll show you one of my favorite and most SIMPLE!!!!! horse cookie recipes for fall.

Here's the rundown...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Horse Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 can of pumpkin
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 1/4 cups of oats
1/4 cup of molasses
1/2 cup of brown sugar

Look at that arrangement!

Not too bad, right?

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet or two, if you need to. Most of them these days are nonstick. (I sound like I've been alive forever)

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin. Mix until blended.

Umm...Oats.

Yummy brown sugar!

Gooey molasses...and an awkward sandcastle of brown sugar!

I should have bought stock in this company this year...

This looks GREEEAAAAT.

Betcha can't wait to touch THIS with your hands.
3. Roll into small balls with your hands.  I recommend about 1" in diameter balls for some normal-sized treats.  As you go, place these balls on the cookie sheets. They do not rise or spread or anything, so you can place them as close to each other as 1 1/2 inches or so...

I should have been a hand model.

Just in case you didn't know how to put them on the cookie sheet.
** If you're making your treat balls, and they seem to be falling apart a bit, you can always add more molasses to thicken the 'batter'.

Ta da!
4. Place into the oven, and let bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven.

Yes, I have the cutest oven in the world.
5. Pull them out of the oven. They should be a bit dried out, but still a teeny bit squishy when you poke them a bit. They will not be crunchy. If they are, you have poorly misjudged the settings on your oven.

Before they cool and before you remove them from the cookie sheet, sprinkle the tops of them evenly with the cinnamon.

Cinnamony goodness!
THAT'S IT!  Easy right? Stick with me and soon enough you'll be the next barnyard Martha Stewart. So desirable.

This recipe as it is above, makes about 36-38 horse treats at this size. Good enough for plenty for your horses, and to share with the barn girls! Helping you earn brownie points, here.


Beauty shots of these beauties!
Pass this recipe around, and share it with your friends!  For the record, these are edible, and slightly delicious. I...uhhh...had a friend that told me that. ;)

Happy Baking, and have a WONDERFUL Halloween!

<3,
HJ

2 comments:

  1. Are they ok for a senior horse? I cannot give my horse hard treats like carrots and apples or peppermints anymore. Some treat possible a peppermint or carot got stuck in his gum. looking for a chewier alternative and I want to make these.

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    1. Sorry this is a little late, but if your horse has problems chewing, you can probably give him a kind of mash with mashed carrots/apples and applesauce and put it in a bucket.
      Here's also a recipe I found with soft treats: http://www.horsetricks101.com/2013/03/super-simple-trick-training-treat/
      Hope your horse will enjoy it!

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