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Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread Dog Cookies (By Mochi)

Hi all, Mochi here. They say that dog is man's best friend. Did you know that (wo)man is dog's best friend too? I wanted to share with you how much I love my human. I've been with my human for 1 and a half years now. I've learn so much about them but there is still so much to learn.

My human's name is Erica. Or that's what all the other humans call her. Here's a quick lesson to all the other pups around here. Humans can get confusing because they don't have tails. They seem to show their state of mind on their face. It can get hard for a 1 foot tall pup like me. Faces are so high up! There are so many combinations.

For example...

This face is the same as our tail wags. It generally means Erica is happy with me and I'm pretty sure I will get a treat soon.

This face is the same as when we have our tails down. It means she's not in the happiest of moods, needs me to sit on her lap, and give her lots of kisses. 

This face is the worse. This is the equivalent of us showing our teeth! I can barely stand looking at it. This is a very very bad sign. I tend to see this face when I dig through the trash or throw up on the furniture or rip up something I thought was mine. Honest mistake. But intentions don't count in the human world. They see a big pile of trash and they don't think about how that trash was tempting our noses and we just had to find out what it was. It's not their fault that they have an inferior sense of smell and do not know how enticing scents can be.Maybe I found a tasty treat in the mean time and maybe that treat ended up causing me to throw up on the furniture.... but it started innocent. Humans just see the end result and that face means a time out in my kennel. 

I like to keep my human happy with lots of hugs and kisses. Right when she walks through the door, I immediately put my paws on her shoulders and give her lots of kisses (and secretly hope she doesn't find my pee stashed in the corner - I swear, still innocent). 

Ta-da! That's all you need to do to have a happy human who will make you tasty treats like the one below!

(~36 1.5'' cookies)
  • 1 C.  garbanzo & fava flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 C. skim milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp unsweeted & unsalted peanut butter

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
2. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, ground ginger) into a mixing bowl
3. Add honey, skim milk, and peanut butter. Mix well and knead into dough ball.
4. Roll dough onto floured surface to about 1/4" thick.
5. Cut with desired cookie cutters.
6. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.


Store in an airtight container once on counter after thoroughly cooled for up to 2 weeks . Waiting until cooled is an important step; condensation can build and the moisture will cause treats to mold.

For longer shelf life: store in fridge for up to 2 months. Store in freezer for up to 8 months.
Tip: Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.

Tip: Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.


  1. Very funny! Love the different "mood" faces. Thanks for posting another great recipe. I will have to try it for Freddie and Gloria.

  2. thanks! let me know if they like them! :)



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