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Nutty Squirrel Cookies | GBGV

January 29, 2013
Today I will be demonstrating how to bake Nutty Squirrel Cookies

Today I will be demonstrating how to bake Nutty Squirrel Cookies

Today I am going to be making nutty squirrel cookies.  I know a lot of you have wondered what happened to that crazy baking GBGV?  Well, after the holidays we were so full of good stuff that we did not need any more snacks, then mom went on vacation and left us behind for a week, and we just have been too busy to bake until now.

Squirrel Form

Squirrel Form

For Christmas you may have heard that Gramma got me a squirrel cookie cutter – how cool is that!!!  I have been dying to use it but I also had to have just the right recipe that would go with squirrels.  I decided to name this recipe nutty squirrel cookies because it has the nutty taste of peanut butter and the nutty look from the oatmeal.  I figure if I can’t get a hold of one of those big bushy tails outside my windows, I will simply make my own. Maybe I can munch them down in my window while watching Fred and Ralph…like popcorn and a movie only it would be cookies and a live show!

Rolling our the dough!

Rolling our the dough!

I laid out all the ingredients and, of course, my cat bro Bert felt the need to help me out. Seriously, he did not even wash his paws, nor did he bring an apron or hat! I let him hang out for a bit but when he realized I wasn’t giving him any of the cookie dough he hit the road. What a freeloader, just wanted MY cookie dough!

This is a super simple and fast recipe to make, any dog can do it and the only dangerous part is the oven.  As always, have your human help you get the cookies in and out of the oven so you don’t burn your paws!

I mixed all the ingredients together and then rolled out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. That is the hardest part for me but I got it done.  I cut out numerous squirrels and placed them on my cookie sheet.  The cookies then went into the oven for 20 mins but then rather than taking them out we turned the oven off and

The Nutty Squirrel Cookies!

The Nutty Squirrel Cookies!

cracked the oven door open and let the cookies sit in there to cool for another half hour. When they came out they were nice and crispy…yummmmmyyyy!!!

Once they cooled off most of the way, mom let Katie and I taste them and they were as great as they smelled. Even Bert returned to the kitchen in the hope of finding a crumb or two.

If you would like the recipe to bake them for yourself, click here for a downloadable PDF of the recipe.

Happy Baking my friends!!!

tasty-tuesdayA special thanks to Kol’s Notes & Sugar the Golden Retriever for hosting the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!

37 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2013 06:35

    OMD where did you ever find the squirrel cookie cutters? I love them!!! This sounds delicous!

  2. January 29, 2013 08:03

    one of the best recipes :)

  3. goldenwoofs permalink
    January 29, 2013 08:56

    Woof! Woof! LOVE it Emma. Oh n love your meow assistant in the kitchen. We skipped TT today on our blog (as we have a different post). Enjoy the cookies. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. January 29, 2013 09:48

    Peanut butter AND squirrels? You’ve got all three of my dogs attention on this one! :-)

  5. January 29, 2013 10:32

    Sound nommy to me! Hope you’ll be making some for the ball:-)

  6. January 29, 2013 10:55

    Did someone say squirrel. Oh it’s a cookie. I was gonna chase it. They look yummy!

    • January 29, 2013 11:40

      Best way I can find to eat a squirrel is to make them as cookies ;)

  7. January 29, 2013 11:20

    Another great photo shoot Little Miss I Can Model! Love it an we must try your recipe! Mama is just like you in that she gets a new cookie cutter and then figures out a recipe to go with it!

  8. FleaByte permalink
    January 29, 2013 11:29

    Emma! Those look amazing! Did you bite the heads off first? Or grab them by the bushy tail and shake them? Did you name any of the squirrels?

    • January 29, 2013 11:42

      I called them Fred and Ralph like the real ones that tease me in my window every day and I just munch right down on their cookie bodies with my strong chompers :)

  9. mollieandalfie permalink
    January 29, 2013 12:12

    You need to make some of those for the ball :) Have you sent your photo’s in ? The list today was for the photo’s we already have. Let me know :) Hugs xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. January 29, 2013 15:46

    Momz didn’t bake for me this week cause like you I still have an overload of treats in the freezer from holiday baking…I love the idea of squirrel treats and alive show…Momz better make me some of these for when I’m on my couch perch watching those fluffy tails

    • January 29, 2013 17:24

      They are like popcorn and movies for humans…squirrel cookies and real squirrel watching for dogs…munch, munch, munch…

  11. January 29, 2013 19:11

    Those sound like great cookies and it looks like you worked extra hard on them. :)

    • January 30, 2013 06:17

      They were tough…the rolling out part and keeping the cat out of MY stuff!

  12. January 29, 2013 19:24

    What a pawsome recipe mummy is going to try dat!

  13. January 29, 2013 20:47

    Those squirrel cookie cutters are awesome! We need one of those so we can make our own squirrels too! What a great idea!!!!!

    • January 30, 2013 06:19

      Gramma said since I can’t have a real one it was the next best thing and they are tasty!

  14. January 29, 2013 22:56

    Sounds tasty! We love nutty treats!!

  15. January 29, 2013 23:56

    We love to watch you bake Emma you make such delicious deserts:)

    • January 30, 2013 06:20

      Thank you…I love baking, self rewarding behavior you know!

  16. catvoci permalink
    January 30, 2013 13:35

    Amazon has a set of cutters that has a squirrel, fire hydrant and a bone. They also have a mini set. Now if I can just find a UPS truck. My Westie hates them too.

    • January 30, 2013 13:41

      Oh we love delivery trucks because we know that they bring us stuff…more stuff than mommy gets ;) I have bone cutters in multiple sizes but no fire hydrants.

  17. January 30, 2013 13:42

    Amazon has a cutter set with a squirrel, fire hydrant, and a bone they also have a mini set for small dogs. Now if on;y I could find a UPS truck, my Westie hates them too.

  18. bztraining permalink
    January 31, 2013 01:38

    I love your hat!!! I have got to get the boys one (or two) of those. :)

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