As I mentioned in my last post, my big Christmas gift this year was a KitchenAid mixer from Chip. I’ve wanted one for a while and always loved using the one my mom has back home in Arizona. So needless to say I was so excited to get my own! Chip chose one in a beautiful cinnamon red… I’m kind of obsessed with it.
I have been anxious to use it since opening it Christmas morning. I thought about baking some cookies for us, but decided instead to reward Wrigley. While he was pretty terrible the weeks before Christmas (as in trying extra hard to get into things he shouldn’t be as well as stealing food…), he’s been so sweet and gentle the last week or so which makes me forget all of his terrible ways. We had also received some doggie biscuit cookie cutters from Chip’s mom for Christmas, so I thought it would be great to make some treats for Wrigley. We love giving him his beloved Beggin’ strips, but I had been wanting him to snack on something a little healthier so thought homemade treats would be a fun alternative to try. So this past Tuesday, I made him some peanut butter doggie treats. Wrigley loooves peanut butter, so I found a quick recipe online that I thought he would enjoy. The only change I made to this recipe is that I didn’t cook it as long; the first batch I made, I did the full 40 minute baking time and they came out a bit burnt and too dark and crispy. So the rest of them I baked at about 24 minutes and they turned out a lot better.
The KitchenAid mixer got this recipe done so quickly. It works like a charm! I thought about baking a couple of batches of these biscuits for Wrigley just so I could use my mixer more, but decided one batch was enough for him and am now deciding what to bake for Chip and myself so I can whip out my mixer again :)