Luther’s Corner – Maw Maw’s in the Kitchen!

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Oh man, oh man!  Maw’s was in the kitchen again.  She made a ton of treats over the weekend, but sent a WHOLE BUNCH of MY treats home with daughter and them 2 grandgirls.  For their dog Clover.  I sure hope Clover likes them, because I thought they all were mine!

That’s them two G.Kids on the ends and Paw and Maw’s daughter in the middle.  Ain’t they sooooo cute?

The girls

And this here is Clover.  No she doesn’t look like me…I think she looks like Stimpy!  I’m only jealous cuz she has my Maw Maw’s delicious treats.  We were all in the kitchen together…except for Clover – she had to stay in Indiana.

Clover aka Stimpy

We made the most yummy treats ever!  I guess when treats are made with lots of love and tender hands – they have to be delicious.

MAW & PAW Made my favorite Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats.  Read here why I love pumpkin so much!

Here’s the ingredients!  Canned, pureed pumpkin; 100% Whole Wheat Flour; and Natural Peanut Butter.  YUMMY!

Healthy Ingredients

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Or if you want, skip the parchment and LIGHTLY oil your cookie sheet – the peanut butter is naturally oily so be frugal with the oil.
  • You’re gonna bake these about 10 minutes.  Ovens vary – so be attentive!  🙂

Measure out:

  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree, canned
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (Maw Maw loves King Arthur and so do I)

Here we go!

  • In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter and pumpkin.

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter - 1 Cup Pumpkin

Mix together

  • Stir in the flour 1/4 cup at a time just until dough is no longer sticky.  Maw puts the dough on her granite board and then kneads it.  I love watching that!  She makes it look so fun.

Add flour then knead

The dough

  • Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4″ thick. Maw makes little bite sized treats with a plastic water bottle.  INGENIOUS!! Then she places the little round treats on a baking sheet lined with the parchment paper.

Hippie cookie cutter

The process

  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.

Ready to bake

Now…I wait.  And wait.  And wait.  For about 10 minutes…and it seems like such a long time!

Waiting in the kitchen

Then…I eat some samples!

Time to sample

Well, there you have it.  Daughter with G girls. Cooking in the kitchen.  Me – the center of attention and loving every minute of it.  Then eating the fruits (treats) of our labor.  It doesn’t get any better than that…unless you include nap time!

Time to snooze!

The family was here for three days.  Now that they’re gone I miss them SO much, but…THEY PLUM TUCKERED ME OUT!  But I had so much fun!  I can’t wait for them to come back.  It was sad when they left and Maw and Paw were so sad.

It was quite an adventure…and I LOVE adventures.

Until next time…

Luther

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2 comments on “Luther’s Corner – Maw Maw’s in the Kitchen!

  1. I love how simple this recipe is!! I’m totally going to make some of these treats this weekend. And that is seriously such a creative idea to use the water bottle as a cookie cutter. My puppies are going to be so pampered next week! 🙂

    • Kiersten! Believe you, me. Your pups are gonna LOVE those recipes. I like the water bottle too – they’re just the right little bite size goody. They are super easy to make – and they make a bunch! When Maw gets tired of using the cookie cutters (or sometimes she’s just in a hurry), she gets out the pizza cutter and make little squares. They taste good too.

      Don’t forget to freeze most of them. They last a few days in my jar, but she keeps most in the freezer and the thaw out super quick

      I’m so excited you stopped by! I haven’t written in a while – Maws been hogging the computer because she’s working on another website, but she promised I could have it soon. I have a lot to say and just gotta say it! 🙂

      WOOF! Tell your pups I said RERRO!

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