Sunday, August 15, 2010

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These treats make my dogs drool over the thought of them. They're simple, wholesome, and healthy-what more could you want out of a treat for your loyal pup? The husband calls them Mamma's Biscuits because our dog Jordi literally goes crazy and will do anything in his repertoire of tricks in order to get one! An added bonus, these treats are human grade! (its not too far off of a peanut butter cookie)

First of all the ingredients are very few (only 4 in fact):

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup of milk
1 cup of your dog's favorite peanut butter

Preheat oven to 375

Mix your dry ingredients separately so that the baking powder is well incorporated into the mixture.

Mix together your milk and peanut butter until smooth, then gradually add in flour mixture until it's all incorporated.

Knead the dough until you you're happy with its texture (this is an oily/dry dough, its never very smooth but it is workable). Roll the dough out until its a 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Bake it for 16-20 minutes, times will vary based on size of your biscuits and the intensity of your oven. These can burn easily, so use the lowest time and give it extra time as needed. As a variation, mix in some honey for a sweeter flavor.

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