Cooking for Pets

Home Made Dog Cookies

I know… I normally feature recipes that are human consumable but dog-gonnit my dogs are family too.  When I can’t find something I like I end up making my own and a particular brand of dog cookies was part of that.

I like having dog treats that are just big enough to keep a dog’s interest without them having to spend a lot of time eating them. I also like natural ingredients over over processed ingredients just as if I was making treats for my family.

To that end I researched and adapted a recipe that I found.

I rarely call out specifically for organic ingredients but this is one case I prefer to use organic flour.  I want the least amount of overprocessing in the ingredients.  My eggs come from a farmer who raises her hens in a truly  free range or pasture raised environment which is as I prefer it for both dogs and people.   I use natural peanut butter that is without artificial sweetener as there have been implications that some peanut butter has artificial sweetener in it that can harm dogs.

I used an extra large pair of chopsticks as my straight edge and my means of determining the width of the strips that are cut out.

By using the two together I “draw” a line with my bench cutter two chopstick widths from the edge of the dough. Move the sticks so they are two widths from the cut I just made I get the next strip and so on.  If I weren’t lazy I’d use the two width measure to cut the strips into individual treats but honestly I just eyeball the size I want.

 

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats
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Recipe type: Dog treats
Cuisine: Canine
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Serves: a crap ton
 
Simple treats to keep Phydeaux happy.
Ingredients
  • 5 cups of Organic Whole Wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350F and prep two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Using a mixer (preferably stand mixer) combine the flour, baking powder and salt
  3. Add the water, peanut butter and eggs and mix thoroughly
  4. Divide the dough and roll half out.
  5. Using a straight edge cut ½ inch strips and cut each strip into ⅝ inch pieces. Measurements are approximate
  6. Put the pieces on the cookie sheet. When the cookie sheet is full put in an oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and a bit hard.
  7. Repeat with other half of the dough

 

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