You bet Murphy wanted a treat this afternoon!! This dog loses his mind when the T word is uttered in his presence.
Murphy’s pug friend, Olive, sent him some homemade Peanut Butter Treats for Christmas. Peanut butter also has a special meaning for the pug, so I’m sure you can imagine what happened when I mentioned peanut butter treats! He was psyched!
I like treats too, so I did a little baking this afternoon.
As you probably know, I’m obsessed with Mama Pea’s Dough Ball recipe. It’s simply fabulous.
I’ve had a container of canned pumpkin in my refrigerator for about a week now, so I decided to use it up by making it into Dough Balls. Why not, right? 😉
Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Dough Balls
Makes 1 dozen
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325*F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. (Batter will seem dry at first, but just keep mixing.)
- Coat a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Roll batter into 1-inch balls.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool before serving.
I love Dough Balls.
They’re all I wanted for Christmas!
Animal Resue Alert
Just wanted to share an email that I received from a reader yesterday:
North Shore Animal League is the most wonderful organization where they take animals from everywhere and make it their mission to adopt every single one of them. It is the world’s largest No Kill shelter. Recently, they have rescued 54 animal (mostly small breed dogs – most popular in pet stores) from a puppy mill. The breeds include Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Cocker Spaniels, Pugs, and Papillons. If you’re interested in adopting a dog, here’s the Rescue Alert.
Mal and I are finishing (starting?) our Christmas shopping tonight. Hopefully, we have better luck this time compared to last time!
P.S. I need a serious sugar detox. I think it’s my next life challenge. Tips/advice welcomed!