Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
Surprise man's best friend with nutritious, homemade goodies that can be baked using many of the ingredients you already have on hand.
By: Michele Beschen
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2-1/2 cups warm water
1/2-cup all-natural peanut butter (no salt or sugar added)
dog-inspired cookie cutters
1/4-cup carob chips (NOT chocolate, which is poisonous to dogs)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until it is firm. If dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of water, and continue to knead.
Cut Out Shapes
Roll dough to an inch thickness and cut in desired shapes. Have fun with dog-
inspired cookie cutters such as bones, hearts and hydrants. Tip: Be sure to make treats appropriate for the size of the dog. Larger dogs prefer large treats; small dogs will appreciate smaller sized treats.
Place treats on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let the cookies stand in the oven until hard, from one to two hours.
Prepare Carob Chips
Place carob chips in microwave-proof container and melt on low heat, stirring occasionally. Dip treats into melted carob; set aside till carob hardens. Note: Carob is safe for dogs, chocolate is not. Never give dogs chocolate.
Package treats creatively by placing them in a cookie tin or by stringing them onto beaded chain dog-tag style.
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