Baking for your 4 legged friends

Dec 07

http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/peanut-butter-dog-biscuit-recipe.html

I tried this recipe the other day for dog cookies. I enjoy baking cookies for all the four legged friends in my family and neighbours.

mmmmmm, that was one great cookie! Chase approved.

 

 

Here is the recipe off the website above as appears on the page:

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe with Oatmeal

This peanut butter dog biscuit recipe is what you’re looking for if you want easy dog treat recipes.  With only four ingredients, one of which is water, you’re likely to have all of the ingredients on hand in your pantry.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can use another type of flour if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
  • 1 cup rolled oats>
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth (I used smooth this time)
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water

 

Additional flour for rolling

Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F
    2. Mix dry ingredients together.

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

  • Mix in the peanut butter and hot water.  You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

 

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

  • Knead the dough well.
  • Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness and cut into shapes with dog cookie cutters.

 

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

Note – This recipe doesn’t call for it, but I put an egg wash (one egg whisked with a fork and then brushed on with a pastry brush) on the treats before I baked them.  It gives them a nice sheen once they’re baked.  Here’s how they look before baking.

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

  • Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes.  Turn off the oven and let them cool overnight.

 

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

If you and your dog can’t wait that long, cool them completely on a wire rack before serving.

Instead of cutting out more shapes with the left over peanut butter and oatmeal dough, I rolled it into balls.  Then I made a cross hatch fork mark on the dog cookies.  This is the same way you would do for human peanut butter cookies.

After: The cookies get very hard, just the way dogs like them!

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

Storing: This peanut butter dog biscuit recipe makes biscuits that will last in a sealed air tight container at room temperature for one week.  You can store them in the refrigerator for 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

…………… My comments below:

I did decide to try the egg wash and it gave it a nice golden brown. I also used the leftovers as above and made round cookies.  I doubled the recipe and had approximately 48 cookies.

My dog would not leave the kitchen during the mixing, and entire cooking process.

Definitely dog approved!

Before the oven… I used a tree cookie cutter

waiting for cookies to finish cooking

 

 

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