Sport and Misty's Horse Cookies
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- 1 cup of horse oats or 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup of shredded carrot
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup molasses (or mix two teaspoons of sugar to every five teaspoons of pancake syrup and stir in)
- Mix all ingredients in bowl in order listed.
- Make small or medium size balls out of mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet sprayed with Pam.
- For extra happy horses you can sprinkle a little bit of honey on them before cooking.
- Bake 350°F for 15-20 minutes and make sure they don't burn!
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I just made these for my horse's 17th birthday. Easy to make. I added 3 more tablespoons of water than what was called for, reduced the sugar to 1 tbsp. and sprinkled them with crushed peppermint before baking. I used mini muffin pans to bake them in. Next time I will substitute 2 or 3 tbsp of crushed peppermint for all the sugar instead. They were a hit.
We've made these several times at horse camp. I just give each camper a gallon size plastic bag and put 1/4 of each ingredient in each bag. Then the campers squish the mixture around until it resembles cookie dough (with carrots...) Then they divide the mixture into treat-size rounds on individual tin foil "trays" and we bake them. I've even had campers make a molasses-free version (with maybe a little extra water to make up for the omission) for the horse with a molasses allergy. The horses LOVE them! Some of the campers seem to enjoy them as well! :)
DH and I just inherited 2 horses. We wanted to win them over...your recipe did the trick. It was taking too long to get them to come to us in the pasture. Now, no problem once they see the cookies they come a runn'en. However, the goats, cows and my DH think they are great, lol. I guess I'll be making these once a week because of DH. The only thing I changed was the water, I increased slightly and added a little more molasses. Thanks alot for sharing. Next batch I might add some shredded apple. What do you think? Thanks, Leslie