How I'm Keeping the Weight Off.. baking cookies for the dog.

1 cup oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/8 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup ground flax
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cup hot water
handful of sunflower seeds
handful of chopped parsley (find me a dog who doesn't need some assistance in the breath department)

Mix it all in a large bowl.  You will have to get in there with your hands to really get the job done.
Put down a sheet of wax paper, sprinkle with whole wheat flour.
Add dough..
Sprinkle with more whole wheat flour.

Add a sheet of wax paper on top of the dough.
Press down between the wax paper and then roll it out.
This will save the counter from a nasty sticky mess, and keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.

You now have two options...
1.  Use your cookie cutters to make fun shapes like this...

..or this.

But you can also grab your pizza cutter and roll it into little biscuit size pieces.
SOOOO much easier and faster, but when there is a toddler involved, it's a compromise.

We did half and half.
bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 f, or till slightly brown.

Oliver now knows the smell and won't leave the oven till they are out.

My friend Kim also knows the smell, and when she was here two weeks ago, she wouldn't leave the oven either.  She ate them with the tomato soup I made.
Actually, we all ended up eating them.
It's basically a healthy cracker!
It produces three trays.

I have to say, the shapes are rather fun and make for a better presentation at the dinner table for your guests.
Your choice if you want to tell them who they are really for.