Thursday, July 23, 2015

Super Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

Our dog had a birthday recently so, of course, we had a party. We invited the grandparents. We wrapped presents. We sang "Happy Birthday!" We ate birthday treats. The humans ate bone-shaped sugar cookies with ice cream. The dog ate homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats. I just love it when I get to use my cookie cutters.

This recipe is completely foolproof and, although completely humanly edible, is made canine friendly by omitting the salt and sugar. (i.e. you can impress your kids by eating a dog biscuit, just don't expect it to taste like a yummy peanut butter cookie!)

Your dog, however, will think it is quite tasty.  Let me demonstrate.

He sees it.

He smells it.

He manages to get the entire treat in his mouth without biting off the hand that feeds it. 
We have an understanding of trust like that.

Happy Birthday, Kujo!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup nonfat milk
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat or multi-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 tablespoon baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat milk, egg and peanut butter until well combined.
  2. Add the flour, oats and baking powder to make a very stiff dough.  A hand mixer might not be able to handle it, but your stand mixer should do just fine.
  3. Pour out the dough onto a floured work surface and roll until it is 1/4 thick.  Find your "Bone" cookie cutter and cut into shapes.
  4. Bake on a parchment lined baking tray at 325 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.  Turn biscuits over and bake for an additional 15 minutes.  The dog treats should be crunchy.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.