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Holiday Baking | GBGV

December 4, 2012
Getting everything ready to bake cookies!

Getting everything ready to bake cookies!

It’s that holiday time of year again. My family and I celebrate Christmas but I know lots of my friends celebrate other holidays and/or religions.  Part of the fun of having all my online friends is learning about what everyone does for their own holidays or in other places around the world.  I only post about Christmas because that is the holiday that I know about. Maybe you can use my recipe for cookies for your holiday if it is not Christmas 🙂

Now where in this drawer is my favorite wooden spoon?

Now where in this drawer is my favorite wooden spoon?

I got my letter to Santa written, helped mom decorate the house, the tree comes later and now it is time to get on with the Christmas baking.  Did I say baking – I so love to bake!  Dogs love self-rewarding behaviors and baking is definitely in that category!  Nothing better than tasting some cookie dough or cake batter, then comes the great smell from the oven as the items bake and then the chef always has to try the items to make sure they do taste good.  A truly no lose, all win situation! Arrooooo!

We do a lot of baking this time of the year.  Since we don’t have many humans around, we bake mostly for dogs – I am not arguing this point.  I have found out that most dog moms don’t let their dogs bake or the moms themselves don’t bake for their dogs.  This makes me sad since we just love homemade treats, they are so yummy.  Because I like to share, and sharing at this time of year is extra fun, we bake cookies for all the neighbor dogs and for our dog friends.

Oh Yummy, the finished product!

Oh Yummy, the finished product!

Mom started doing this when she first moved to Germany and the dogs just loved it so she has continued on.  I do the baking and mom delivers, so the system works well and the dogs love us!

For my post today I am baking Peanut Butter Banana cookies.  They are super easy to make (most of my recipes are since I am a dog), they are healthy and most important, super yummy!  You can bake them anytime of the year, I just picked them for my Christmas cookies this year. For my Christmas cookies I always choose a recipe that has dough to roll out so I can use my cookie cutters.  I make stars for smaller dogs, then I have snowmen, Santa heads, bells, Christmas trees and a gingerbread man.

When I do holiday baking I like to wear my Christmas apron with the fancy fur on the edges…kind of a Mrs. Santa Paws feeling and I often wear my Santa hat in place of my chef hat as it really sets the holiday mood.

If you would like a printable PDF copy of my recipe, click here.

Happy Baking and Happy Holidays!

tasty-tuesdays3Today I am joining in TASTY TUESDAY – a blog hop celebrating good food!  Hosted by Kol’s Notes & Sugar the Golden Retriever

38 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2012 06:40

    Hey Emma, Jet here. Hi Katie.

    You have outdone yourself this time. You look positively fetching in your Christmas baking attire. How thoughtful of you to share your baking gifts with the neighborhood. We think and would advocate (VBP) for an Emma the GBGV Cooking Show on DogTV!

  2. December 4, 2012 07:40

    You’re recipe sounds great Emma but most of all I was impressed by your pawsome culinary talents. You organized all your ingredients so nicely and then knew just where to look to find your tools. Maybe you could do a cooking class so I could learn to bake like you. *snoogles* from your pal Gizmo

  3. December 4, 2012 08:40

    Oh Emma! LOVE your baking pics! You is the canine Martha Stewart!

  4. December 4, 2012 09:51

    I;m with Jet, you should deffo have your own cooking show!

  5. December 4, 2012 10:24

    that sounds like a great treat you can leave for santa paws! after seeing how you could look into drawers by standing, i’m thinking of asking santa paws for longer legs this year. i want to get into more stuff, and longer legs would help me. i think you look so cute in your outfit btw!

    • December 4, 2012 14:53

      Actually, I have short legs, wish I had long ones like my Kuvasz sister 🙂 It is amazing how one can stretch when necessary 🙂

  6. goldenwoofs permalink
    December 4, 2012 10:39

    Woof! Woof! It’s one of my favorite, Peanut Butter Banana. YUM Delish! TASTY!!! Happy Tasty Tuesday. Golden Thanks for joining the hop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. December 4, 2012 12:39

    Those pictures are just adorable!! Merry early Christmas! 🙂

    • December 4, 2012 14:53

      Thank you – Merry Christmas to you as well…early 🙂

  8. December 5, 2012 00:26

    You are a fantastic chef, Emma!

  9. December 5, 2012 00:45

    You look so cute in your apron Emma…and those cookies look delish 🙂

  10. December 5, 2012 07:49

    You sure are handy in the kitchen Emma! Your cookies sound yummy!

  11. December 5, 2012 08:15

    OMD Emma! You look adorable in your holiday apron! I think you need to have your own show called, “Cooking With Emma”! 🙂

    • December 5, 2012 08:40

      Mom says I should write a book called Baking with Emma the GBGV, just have to figure out how to write a book 🙂

  12. December 5, 2012 12:50

    That recipe sounds yummy and you look precious in your apron! I wish we could bake like you do but our mom doesn’t trust us boys in the kitchen! Hmmmm…wonder why?

    • December 5, 2012 16:15

      You boys can just watch cute me do the baking for you 😉

  13. December 5, 2012 16:14

    Those look fantastic and you are always so darn cute making them! Thanks for hopping with us on Tasty Tuesday Emma. ~off to make banana cookies~

  14. FleaByte permalink
    December 6, 2012 14:09

    I don’t usually let my dogs bake. They sneak ingredients when I’m not looking. It’s bad enough that they eat chicken poo when I put them out to do their business …

    • December 7, 2012 06:00

      Awww…that is sad, so we sneak a few things – I see mommy sneaking ingredients herself when she bakes human stuff 🙂 I’ve never tried chicken poo.

  15. December 6, 2012 15:40

    You take some of the coolest pictures Emma! Wow! I love ’em. You’re such a model. I bet your baking is great too 🙂

  16. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    December 6, 2012 20:29

    Oh Emma, I sure wish I was one of your Doggie neighbors, they sound yummy!! You’re so talented!! You should bring out your own Doggie Cook Book!! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • December 7, 2012 06:01

      Mom and I have it in our minds – mom just has to figure out how to do it, we have the email from your mom still but no time right now.

  17. December 11, 2012 21:09

    WOW Emma, we stopped backing after all the kids left home but I’m glad you and Mom make dog cookies. What a great recipe to pick this year, hope they all turned out good. We love you in your apron;-)

    • December 12, 2012 06:09

      We don’t have any mini-humans, so mom does all that mini-human stuff for us dogs…kinda spoils us 🙂

  18. January 10, 2013 00:52

    I think my heart melted a little when I saw all your pictures, Emma! You are too darn cute!! :*

  19. December 27, 2012 08:58

    Thank you, you are so kind 🙂


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