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I don’t make it a point to talk about this on the blog because I don’t like to brag, but I am an extremely athletic little dog. I know what you’re thinking. “But Teeny, you’re a lap dog.” Yes yes, that’s true. But besides being an incredibly gifted lap-sitter, I’m also a world-renowned star athlete. In fact, I’ve won so many awards and medals from all my sport and athletic endeavours that there’s a whole room in our house completely devoted to showcasing all my talents. It’s a shame mi padres no longer have a living room, but hey, those trophies have to go somewhere, right? Especially my most recent gold medal that I was awarded for placing 1st in the Climbing Three Flights of Stairs Dash at the International Chihuahua Olympics held in my hometown each year. This is actually the fifth year in a row I’ve won this particular event and I even broke my previous world record from the previous year. It’s pretty much just a race to see who will place second for all the other contestants competing. I even beat the supposed up-and-coming superstar from Kenya who folks have been deeming the next TeenyLittleSuperSprinter, by almost 10 seconds… ha ha, nice try hombre. Eat my fur dust.

But like I said, I don’t like to brag. It’s obvious I’m the best, so I shouldn’t have to point that out to anyone. Instead, I like to help others in their quest to be as awesome and gifted as me. Let’s face it, you’re never going to be as great as me (I’m definitely a rare breed), but you may at least get to the point of being pretty good. And I like to be the guy that gets you there. So, today, in addition to sharing with you a tasty and delicious recipe to delight your eyes and palate, I will also share with you a little exercise tip to help you become a better athlete and more Teeny-esque. Are you ready for it? Okay here it is……….. haha, just kidding. I don’t have any tips to share with you. How could I possibly put into any words how to become more like me when I’m so superbly awesome. It just can’t be done. I’m this way because I was just plain born this way. Awe-inspiring and mind-blowingly magnifico. But like I said, I don’t like to brag.

But I don’t want to leave you without anything at all. I know you don’t read my blog just to see all my adorable little glamour shots at the end of each post. No, you also come here to gather up a new recipe from my most recent culinary masterpiece. And boy do I have a good one for you today.

 Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup sunflower seed butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute

3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1) Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2) Combine sugars, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

3) Add butter, applesauce, sunflower seed butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well to combine.

4) Add flour and oats, 1/2 a cup at a time until all oats and flour have been added. Do not overmix.

5) Fold in chocolate chips.

6) Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and cook 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

7) Pour yourself a big ‘ol glass of milk and enjoy a delicious cookie (or two!)

I promise if you eat some of these cookies, you may not become as awesome as me, but you will definitely feel better about yourself and all your short-comings. It’s why I make them for mi mama on a pretty regular basis.

Well mi amigos, I better be going now. I have an appointment with my personal trainer this evening and I need to go find my weightlifting belt. I’ll leave you with this lovely picture of me taken just minutes after receiving my above-mentioned gold medal.