Saturday, June 18, 2011

Peanut butter dog treats

A picked B as a foster puppy in February 2010. B was estimated to be 3 months old at the time, and A had to spend a few days house training him. It exhausted him, and during this time, we all fell in love with each other. B is the first pet I've ever had, and I love him to pieces. I love coming home from a rough day at work to a sweet dog that is excited to see me. His wagging tail and playful personality always lifts my spirits. 

It's amazing how many dog treats there are to choose from when you hit the pet aisle at the store. There are often lots of ingredients that I don't even recognize. I'm happy to say that there are lots of recipes for dog treats to make at home. I made a batch of these peanut butter treats for B, and with this little bone shaped cookie cutter, the yield was probably 75-100! I froze some dough in the freezer to use at a later date. They're a big hit with B. 
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted, natural peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with silpat, parchment paper or cooking spray
2. Stir flour and baking powder together in a bowl; set aside.
3. Add peanut butter and milk to the large bowl of an electric mixer and stir on low speed until combined. Stir in flour mixture. Increase speed to medium and mix until combined.
4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from sheets and let cool on a wire rack.
5. Store in an airtight container

1 comment:

  1. Lucky B! Looks like this could be toddler-friendly as well.