Monday, December 14

Cookie and Candy Homemade Decor

The Nesting Place is hosting a big Christmas Tour of Homes.

We decorated our cubboard with totally handmade treats this year and it was quite an achieve'mint'!


The best kind of real estate invest'mint': A Gingerbread House!

A great embellish'mint' - candy canes with crepe paper on a cupcake stand.

Edible Decor -
A wonderful mint cone - put in with toothpicks on the wrapper ends - you just pluck a mint off to nibble on - very handy.

A tacky wacky fun box. Love making these - truly a trash to treasure craft. This was an old box decoupaged with paper. Have even used the box trash bags come in for this - kids and dogs love these.

Here we have put dog cookies in this box:

A big thanks to The Nester for hosting this huge Holiday Tour of Homes!

Wednesday, December 2

Scrappy Jessi's Third Anuual Cookie Swap

We are glad Scrappy Jessi threw this cookie swap again this year - it is always a lot of fun to check out all the great cookies everyone makes and fantasize of gobbling up all of them.

Yesterday, it was a cold blustery day and me and the dogs were inside - what could be a better time than to make cookie memories for them - especially Chloe as she is the new wee one.

There are many dog cookie recipes and they are great - but call for complicated ingredients and sometimes an egg.

I found the following recipe a basic, simple 'have on hand' ingredients cookie for dogs recipe.

This is posted by Dalyce on eHOW titled: How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs


2 Tablespoons oil (I used canola)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup tepid water
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white floor

You will need: rolling pin, cookie cutters, baking sheets


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine oil, peanut butter and water in a medium sized bowl. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead constantly into a firm dough. (This will be thicker than a sugar cookie dough or pie crust.) Use your hands instead of mixer for this, it seems easier and the dough will be very firm.

3. Lightly dust part of your countertop or large cutting board and a rolling pin with dough to keep it from sticking. Roll a 3" ball of dough to about 1/4" thick. Cut the dough with cookie cutter.

4. Arrange cut cookies on a baking sheet. Place in preheated oven.

5. Bake for appoximately 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

This was a quick to mix up batch of cookies.

The dogs loved taking little nibbles of the dough (this was doable as no raw eggs in batter).

The cookies are firm and warm when out of the oven, but they turn into a harder cookie. The dogs enjoy hard crunchy cookies.

These cookies are 100% Dog Approved! All of the dogs loved these - would make a great gift for a dog. Thank you Dalyce for tasty dog cookie recipe.

And thank you Jessi for hosting this wonderful cookie swap!

Now off to visit the other yummy cookie posts...