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December 26, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

TRJ—The Racing Journal wishes you and yours all the best in the new year. Celebrate the season with a homemade treat for your equine charges—here's a recipe from the Fruit from Washington website. (Oddly, it doesn't include any fruit ...)

Crusoe's Cookies
("Ive named them after my new Arab gelding, Crusoe, because he insists when he sees me feed them to other horses, 'Those are MY cookies!' —Danielle)

8 cups dry COB feed
3 cups ground carrots
1/2 cup corn oil
2 cups flour
2 cups molasses (use livestock grade from feed store - it's cheaper!)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed. Let stand for at least an hour (so the grain can absorb some of the moisture). Stir the mixture well. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on to a well oiled cookie sheet. Using your fingers and the teaspoon 'smoosh' the cookie into a round slightly flattened shape. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven. These will burn easily so be sure not to leave them in too long. I bake mine in a convection oven for 12 minutes and that's about perfect but you'll probably need to leave them in longer if you have a conventional oven. Put the cookies on racks to cool then store them in a tight container. This recipe makes between 6-9 dozen cookies depending on how big you want to make them!