Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I’ve been on a cookie baking binge the past few days, and this is one of three recipes I will share with you this week.Whenever I am in my kitchen, I am always accompanied by our two pooches, Lucy, our Cockapoo, and Sparky, our Maltese mix.  Sparky stays at the end of the hallway, on top of the 1st step of the staircase leading upstairs.  Lucy, the younger of the two, plays musical chairs on the informal dining table in the kitchen.  Every now and then, she’ll come around sniffing the air in anticipation.

Today I decided on making dog treats for our faithful friends and companion.  After all, they do deserve the best!

I found this wonderful, easy recipe from http://www.thecookierookie.com  I didn’t change much, with the exception of baking time.  What I love about this recipe is that it is human grade, so if you find that your dog(s) didn’t care much for it, you can enjoy them, as well!  Goes great with coffee 😉

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (see note below for substitutions)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg

***NOTE: some dogs are allergic to flour/wheat. if you want to make these wheat free, you can use rice flour of coconut flour as a replacement. they will work, but might change the consistency a bit. thanks so much to the readers who wrote it about this!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky. you may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
  4. *Bake for 20 minutes, until golden. (*I baked them for about 18 minutes.)
  5. Keep in an airtight container or give as gifts!