For quite some time I have wanted to try a baking project, a baking project based soley upon love. However, time and life always got in the way and it was easier to get this via our weekly trips to the store. The other day, however, I saw something that….well, frankly….made me think to hell with time constraits and a busy life!! The “master” of the house was making his way up the steps and I saw a slower, slightly more hesitant ascent than I am used to. The trip was made and there are no signs which could cause worry but it is apparent that time, once again, is having an effect. It became evident that this project would wait no longer , I would make the time and today was the day!!!
(in our house they are called cookies)
- 2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- 5-6 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the peanut butter, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool.
Aside from being way too easy and, truthfully, divine smelling while baking, these “cookies” are a definite hit!! The “master” and his (not so) little brother LOVE em!!!
If I may offer a bit of advice…..you bake for your family, you bake for your friends….now bake for your pets, as they are both family and friends!!!!