Friday, July 13, 2012

Super Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats


Today is our dog's birthday, and yes, he was even born on Friday the 13th.  This might explain why he got stuck with the name he did. Kujo.  Kujo because my husband thought it would be funny to name a cute little white English Teddy Bear Doodle puppy such a hideous name (a.k.a. the big scary dog in Stephen King's psychological thriller) and Kujo spelled with a "K" because I have never seen said movie and when I went to the vet, that is how I spelled it.  

Due to unforeseen circumstances, my husband ended up being out of town for twenty-some days after no more than dropping the puppy off at our doorstep. I had no opportunity to bring him to his senses.  The kids, having no prior association with the name, however, thought it was a much better name than the other choice my husband gave them: Spartacus.  By the time my husband returned, Kujo's name was well engrained. It was too late to change it. And so, despite his name, (and his Friday the 13th birthday), Kujo has become a much-loved member of our family.


Even though we are in the middle of moving (did you miss that in my last post?) we still took time out of our schedule to make some Birthday Preparations: Homemade Dog Treats.  That's what you're supposed to do on the morning of your staging move, isn't it?

Homemade dog treats are a perfect activity for kids, because this simple dough is as easy to cut out as play dough! If you mess up, I promise you, the dog will love you anyway!



We cut out hearts and K's and dinosaurs.  
I mean, what four year old boy wouldn't want a dinosaur treat?



Look below to see how easy the recipe is.  
Your dog will thank you!




Super Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dissolve peanut butter in hot water.  Stir until mixed.
  3. Mix dry ingredients
  4. Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and combine to form dough.  Add more flour, if needed.
  5. Chill dough for 1 hour or more.
  6. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Placed on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Turn off oven and let the treats sit there for another hour so they will be nice and crunchy.

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