For the Dogs: Homemade Peanut Butter Treats

Happy Tuesday!

Anyone else feeling like this?

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We were so lazy during this three-day weekend, it’s going to be a challenge getting going this morning!

Today’s post is all about the pooches. When I have time, I love making homemade snacks for Jersey and JoJo. I like knowing exactly what ingredients are in them and it also makes me feel like I’m doing something extra special for them, even if they have no idea!

The recipe I’m sharing today is what I used to make one of the two homemade treats that Jersey and JoJo gave to their doggy friends for Christmas. I even included a shot of the gifts all packaged up — they were fun to put together.

This recipe, and the second that I’ll share on a different day, were like doggy crack. Jersey would go outside to “do her business” like 10 times a day, which is unusual. Well, it didn’t take too long to figure out she just wanted to “earn” a treat. Such a stinker!

Homemade peanut butter treats with oats

Recipe from A Cozy Kitchen

Ingredients

-1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used the creamy kind)

-1/4 cup honey

-1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (or olive oil) I really wanted to find a recipe that included coconut oil since it’s good for dogs… and humans!

-1 cup chicken broth

-1 cup rolled oats

-1 cup whole wheat flour

-1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2-Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth.

3-In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal.

4-Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

5-Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick.

6-Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies. On A Cozy Kitchen, she used larger cookie cutters for larger dogs (5″ dog-bone shaped); I used 1″ little hearts so they were pretty small.

7-Put cut-out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

8-Bake for 14-16 minutes.

9-Transfer to a cooling rack.

10-Give a sample to your favorite taste-testers!

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Don’t they look delicious? Ha ha! A few of the dogs we gave them to (I’m talking to you, sweet Mackie!) were a little picky and all the dogs LOVED them!

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Oh, and isn’t my sous chef just the cutest?

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Hope your furbabies or favorite doggy friends enjoy them!

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

-Lindsey

 

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