Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Home-Made Dog Cookies

I found this recipe on Tip Junkie and had to share. We can not forget our furry kids on Christmas morning. Make them some dog cookies!

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

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

peanut butter dog biscuit recipe

    1. Knead the dough well.
    2. 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

  1. 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.