Guest Bloggers Chloe & Gracie: Bunny Ears and Homemade Dog Treats

Hi everyone, this is Chloe & Gracie and we hope you had a Happy Easter! Whew, our mom and dad had such a busy weekend! They worked on gardening chores, cleaning up pollen, and getting the pontoon ready for boating season. It was a beautiful weekend to be outdoors and our mom planted flowers in her window boxes and in some containers around her Potting Shed.

Since she’s tired this morning, we told her we’d do this post for her. She says the hardest part of blogging for her is writing! She’d rather just share photos without having to add all the words, so we said we’d guest post for her this morning.

She snuck in a little flower fun and Easter celebrating for us this weekend.

She found floral headbands at Target a couple of weeks ago that she said reminded her of her blooming bunny plates when she saw them!

  She added bunny ears to the headbands using large chenille stems she found at Hobby Lobby. To help keep the headbands on our heads, she wrapped a white chenille stem on the bottom to pull the ends together and so they fit a little more snugly and blended in with our fur too.

It’s not Easter without some treats, so she made a batch for us and to share with Maddie, Zoe, Penny, Presley and Bindi. She says this recipe makes lots of treats and she can freeze some too, to have on hand.

She has several sets of these plunger-style cookie or pie crust stamps. She found this set at Walmart last year for $3.00.

She says these spring-loaded style cutters makes these treats dog gone easy! You press the cutter into the dough to punch out the shape, then press the plunger to make the impressions and release the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Healthy Dog Treats

Makes approximately 6 dozen 2-inch treats

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

1/2 cup *peanut butter (*make sure your peanut butter does not contain Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol sweetener which is harmful to dogs)

2 cups whole-wheat flour

 1/4 cup cornmeal

 1/4 cup quick cook oats

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of food processor, add applesauce, egg, and peanut butter. Pulse to combine.

Add flour, cornmeal, and oats and process until dough comes together.

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead and roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. (Dough will be crumbly). Reroll scraps and repeat.

Place treats on parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes – 15 minutes or until treats are firm and edges are starting to brown. Cool on a wire rack and store treats in airtight container.

You can use any shape or size cookie cutter to make these treats. If you’re using a larger size cookie cutter, increase the baking time.

You can fetch ;) a printable recipe, here.

Our dad says he can’t believe our mom put these crazy headbands on our heads and that we look like demented Easter bunnies!

She just laughs and we don’t mind because we know when she grabs her camera, that we’ll get plenty of treats. ;)

Mom says to tell you that she hopes you’re enjoying some beautiful spring weather and flowers where you are!

Thank you for your visit!

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  36 comments for “Guest Bloggers Chloe & Gracie: Bunny Ears and Homemade Dog Treats

  1. April 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Gracie and Chloe, tell your mom she’s the bomb! You two are so cute, and so is mom. Tell dad to lighten up!

  2. Lisa
    April 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Roscoe and Beaux say “thank you.”

  3. April 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Love this post, so precious!!!

  4. Katie
    April 17, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Gracie and Chloe, you did an excellent job! Come back anytime as guest bloggers!

  5. April 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Gracie and Chloe did a wonderful job with the blog this morning…you should be proud of both of them! Their headbands and dog treats are adorable! I love the quilt they are sitting on! The bunny plates are cute also! You seem to have a nice collection of 🐰plates!

  6. Patti Kachmar
    April 17, 2017 at 9:01 am

    sooo cute. thanks for the treat recipe.

  7. April 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

    too cute!!!

  8. Gayle Bowing
    April 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Mr. Rocky says thank-you to Gracie and Chloe as he really enjoys a good “doggie blog” about things that are important to his heart! Enjoy this beautiful spring weather.

  9. Susan
    April 17, 2017 at 9:28 am

    😆😆They must do anything you want. Precious!

  10. April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Super Precious! Best Easter Ever! Thank you.

  11. April 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    The ears are adorable, and they don’t make your butts look big. 😊

  12. Donna
    April 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Gracie and Chloe are too cute in their floral bunny ears !
    Your post made my day and thanks for the recipe .

  13. Ellen
    April 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Spectacular post by two of the cutest Bunny-dogs ever!! Saving the recipe for my daughters dog, Harley. She is a real treat lover too! Please tell your Mom that the photos are beautiful, as usual. Thank-you for this adorable post and Thanks to Mom for all the splendid posts for Easter, always so much fun.

  14. emily
    April 17, 2017 at 10:33 am

    You two cuties have your Mom’s talent for blogging! Enjoyed reading your post!

  15. Patti
    April 17, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Tell Chloe and Gracie they did a fabulous job as guest bloggers! And they look adorable in those headbands! Picture-perfect!!

  16. April 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Chloe and Gracie, what fabulous bloggers you both are! I am glad that Mom was given a day off and you took over for her. Tell Dad that I think your are adorable in the headbands! Don’t eat too many treats!

  17. Susan
    April 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Absolutely precious!! I love seeing Chloe and Gracie!

  18. Chloe Garden
    April 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

    As always, you girls bring a smile to my face and a chuckle to my lips. Thank you for blogging for your mom and for wearing the blooming headbands. Hope you enjoyed the treats!

  19. April 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Looks like Chloe and Gracie had a wonderful Easter.
    Happy Spring!
    Kathy & Libi-Lulu

  20. April 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

    You girls tell your mom to kick back and enjoy some time for herself. She deserves a break! Also tell her that the clever floral bunny ears could be marketed. You all could go into business. Just think of all the doggie treats you could buy with the money that would be rolling in. ;-)
    It’s beautiful here as well, and Sadie and I send you two big hugs. Tell your mom we think she is the best ever! Happy Spring, girls!

  21. Claire
    April 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Chloe and Grace, I read your wonderful blog to Gaelen. He’s my Maine Coon cat and loved hearing about your Easter with your Mom and Dad. I tried bunny ears on him and he wasn’t impressed, but he thinks he might like homemade treats, if your Mom knows a recipe for cats. Gaelen also thinks you two are so cute even without the bunny ears and thinks your Dad needs to relax and have some fun. Thank you for filling in for your Mom and tell her to have a lovely rest.

  22. April 17, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So cute!! They look like little Frida Kahlo dogs.

  23. April 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    So much about your life ‘going to the dogs’, LOL… they are just too cute. Somehow, I wonder if we ever miss any pictures of ‘dog failures’, when they aren’t being so good—they always look like such little angels. Made me laugh, thanks, Sandi

  24. Diane
    April 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Chole and Grace you two are the best posters ever..I told my mom I want one of those headbands,I am half bichoen so I think I would look very cute with one. I also told her to get the great recipe they look yummy.
    Keep up the good work giving mom a day off.

  25. Carol
    April 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hi Gracie and Chloe! Great job helping Mom with her blog! Thanks for sharing your treats with us! We loved them! Come see us soon for a play date! Love Presley and Bindi🐾🐾

  26. April 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Chloe and Gracie, you both are too adorable in your floral bunny headbands! You’re so lucky to have the best mom and dad because they love you like crazy! Enjoy those yummy treats, and how sweet of you to share with your other puppy friends. Keep posing for pictures because you keep us smiling!

  27. April 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Well Chloe and Gracie…you two did a great job for your mom in producing this post. You may want to do more in the future to give her a much needed break…love your cookies and your adorable Easter bonnets! I am sure you two helped out your parents this weekend by giving them lots of moral support. Looking forward to the next time you two decide to post about your recipes and wonderful creations! Glad that you had a very Happy Easter!

  28. April 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Ha, ha, doggone cute! Looks like you all had a fun Easter Mary:@)

  29. April 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Chloe and Grace, you two are the cutest. With or without the bunny ears. You have an open invitation to guest host on my blog anytime.

  30. Cyndi Raines
    April 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Girls! You are just TOO CUTE! Thank you for sharing this great recipe. My dog Buddy will be forever thankful! Loved your headbands too.

  31. April 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    😂 😂 😂 there are not enough words in my adorable vocabulary to describe how incredibly cute this is! Chloe and Gracie seem to not only be photogenic models, but great with words as well! It sounds like you had a very productive weekend Mary! HH and I are resting up after a wild weekend with our bunnies!
    Jenna

  32. Melodie Strickland
    April 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Chloe and Gracie did a good job blogging and giving mommy the day off. Shortie just loved hearing about their experiences. The floral headbands are darling. We had a nice Easter as it was in the 80’s here.

  33. Darlene Gardner
    April 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    You two were great substitutes for your mom! Happy Day After Easter to the entire family!

  34. Sue
    April 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    So happy to see the girls!!! They are just so adorable.

  35. Mina Flor Teatime & Garten
    April 18, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Hi Gracie and Chloe, what a fantastic job you both did! Congratulations! You are soooooo cute! I loved your floral headbands!

  36. April 18, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Chloe and Gracie, you are so good at this you might just put your Mom out of business:):) I am glad you gave her a little rest and shared your adorable Easter bonnets and treats recipe. I will also go get some cookie cutters since I have some grand dogs myself! Glad you all had a good weekend and we were BUSY too!!!

Thanks for your comments~ they make my day :)

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