Cooking: Homemade Horse Treats
Date: Monday, December 12 @ 10:04:06 CST
Topic: Horse Tips and Suggestions

The same way we bake cookies for the family we can have fun creating treats for our horses...Homemade!!!!

Oat Balls
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup bran cereal (any brand)
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup molasses

Preheat oven to 350 and spray cookie sheet pan with an oil spray (Pam). Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Lightly oil your hands, so that the dough does not stick to them. Roll into 1-inch balls, place on pan, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cookie balls may be placed close together, since they do not flatten or loose their shapes.

Just a treat!

  • 1-2 cups applesauce,
  • 1/4-1/2 cup molasses,
  • grain/sweet feed/pellets,
  • small carrots,
  • apples.

Mix the applesauce and molasses in a bowl. Mix well. add the grain and mix
well. Put the carrots and cut up apples on top. Serve. This is a good way
to give medicine, just add it w/ the applesauce and molasses.

Oatmeal Crispy Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1tsp. backing soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 4 finely chopped apples
  • 2 large chopped carrots
Mix all ingredients and put on cookie sheet by rounded tablespoons.
Bake at 180/350F for 8-10 minutes.

Power Oat Bars

  • 1/3 (one third) cup oats
  • 1/3 (one third) cup sweet feed
  • 1/3 (one third) cup molasses
  • 1/3 (one third) cup flour
Mix ingredients in a bowl as listed. Take tin foil and mold into a rectangle about 2 inches wide and about 6 inches long with sides about an inch and a half high. Spray tin foil with Pam. Scoop ingredients into tin foil. Put on a pan and place in the oven.Bake at 350 degrees for about 22 minutes. Let cool in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Just Cookies
  • 4 cups wheat flour
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 (three quarters) cup applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 (one half) cup molasses
  • 1 cup hot water

Mix flour, oatmeal, and brown sugar in large bowl. Then add egg, oil, applesauce, and molasses. Add hot water and mix well using your hands. Roll out the dough to one half inch thick on floured surface, and cut out shapes or press into the cookie sheet.
Bake at 300 degrees on a greased cookie sheet for 45 to 60 minutes. Turn off oven and cut with a pizza cutter into squares and let cool in the oven overnight.

Horse Cookies with Oats


  • 1 2/3 (one and two thirds) cups dry milk
  • 10 cups flour
  • 1/3 (one third) cup baking powder
  • 2 1/2 (two and one half) cups vegetable or corn oil

Make basic mix and store in refrigerator until ready to use


  • 3 cups basic mix
  • 1 1/2 (one and one half) cups crimped or rolled oats
  • 3/4 (three quarters) cup water
  • 1/4 (one quarter) cup sugar

Drop onto greased (or Pam) cookie sheet by medium teaspoonful. Flatten with fork dipped in water. Make as flat as possible so they come out very crunchy. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Take out and turn the cookies over and bake for an additional 10 to 20 minutes or until very dry and crunchy.
From the book: The Original Book of Horse Treats: Recipes You can Make at Home For Your Horse by June V. Evers

RB Cookies

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup bran
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2 eggs

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, bran and baking soda. Blend into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, carrots, and apples. Drop by spoonfuls onto un-greased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and cool. Makes about 4 dozens

Sweet Feed Cookies
  • 1 cup sweet feed
  • 2 cups bran
  • 1 cup flax seed
  • 4 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ½ cup brown sugar (one half cup)
  • 1 cup applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl. In another 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 for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup molasses (one quarter cup)

Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on cookie sheet. (spray the cookie sheet with oil or Pam.) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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