I’ll be upfront – the subject line is misleading. Yes, this post is about Oreo and cookies… but not “Oreo cookies” per se, as you would expect. I have a really cute shih-tzu named Oreo:
Oreo can be a bit picky sometimes. She doesn’t like most dog treats, especially crunchy cookies. She’s a big fan of Pupperoni and table food. I don’t actually feed her wet dog food – just dry kibbles to supplement any table food we give her (avoiding all the stuff dogs aren’t supposed to eat, of course). For Christmas, I baked a zillion cookies for everyone (to supplement the non-gift giving). For the people with dogs, I also baked dog cookies flavored with chicken bouillion. Oreo, usually the non-crunchy cookie fan, LOVED them so I resolved to bake her more cookies. So, last night, after baking a “Better Than S*x Cake” for my brother-in-law’s birthday, my husband and I set out to bake some peanut butter cookies for Oreo. I put together all the ingredients and set my husband to work kneeding the dough and cutting out all the little cookies (the cookie cutter hurts my hand after a while):
So there’s another item off my 101 in 1001 list, but I know it won’t be the last time I bake cookies for Oreo. These dog cookies are really easy to make and it feels good knowing exactly what goes into what I feed Oreo.
Oreo’s Favorite Cookies
2 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
6 tbsp butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together (by hand) and kneed until the dough is consistent throughout. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters. Bake for 30 minutes; allow to cool.
In other 101 in 1001 news, the 26 Things people have thrown me for a loop! Last year they posted their theme in May so I assumed it’d be roughly the same this year. Nope – they’ve posted the list now! So I have the rest of the month to get those 26 pictures ready to post on their site February 1. Eep!
I’m still trying to figure out my Flickr account. The photo organization goals will be a bit challenging, but I’ll get there and it’ll pay off hugely in the long-term. I have a lifetime of photos ahead of me; I should figure out some way to keep track of them so I don’t lose them. To me, the thing about digital photos is that they’re so easy to lose. Photos printed from film might gather in boxes and boxes in the basement or attic, but at least they’re always there to sift through. You can’t sift through an emptied recycle bin.
And, as I type, my Tivo is recording Miracle on 34th Street and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I love having a to-do list/major project. I can’t live without some kind of imposed direction.