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.
- 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
- Preheat an oven to 350F and prep two baking sheets with parchment paper
- Using a mixer (preferably stand mixer) combine the flour, baking powder and salt
- Add the water, peanut butter and eggs and mix thoroughly
- Divide the dough and roll half out.
- Using a straight edge cut ½ inch strips and cut each strip into ⅝ inch pieces. Measurements are approximate
- 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.
- Repeat with other half of the dough