It's getting to the end of the year and one thing that people like to do at the barn where I board my horses is that we make horse cookies for all of the horses in cute little baggies. It's a really nice treat, and they're always made with love which makes them even better. So here are some recipes that I personally love, and hope you enjoy as well!!!
Carrot and Apple Cookies
1 cup sweet feed
2 cup bran
1 cup flax seed
4 large carrots, shredded
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce
Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl.
In another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the molasses
mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to
form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary.
Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using a tablespoon, drop batter
onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a
silver dollar. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for
an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make
sure they don't burn.
Oat Molasses Cookies
2 Cups Dry Oatmeal
1/2 Cup grated Carrots
3 Tablespoons Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Combine all ingredients. Add enough water to make a soft dough. Stir
well. Form cookies. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup shredded Carrots
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Molasses
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on
greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Peppermint Bran Mash
Ingredients: 1 cup crushed candy canes or hard peppermint candies; 3 to 5 cups bran; 1 tablespoon salt; 1 carrot, diced; 1 carrot, diced; 1/2 cup molasses; 2 cups sweet feed. Dissolve crushed candy in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and let water cool to warm. Then, mix all ingredients together except sweet feed in a feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy, rather than crumbly. Cover with towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top and sprinkle on some crushed candy to garnish.
Carrot Horse Treat Recipe
– 2 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1/4 cup molasses
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup oats
– 1 cup flour
– optional: 1/2 cup of your horses’s feed or a sweet feed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and molasses until combined. I used my stand mixer to mix everything. Add the salt, oats, flour and optional feed and stir until it’s combined. It will be a sticky, dough-like consistency. Form into small 1″ size balls with your hands, or use a small metal scoop like I did. Place them on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.
"He knows when you're happy. He knows when you're comfortable. He knows when you're confident. And he always knows when you have carrots."
Author: Kaylee Sutton