The sugar of my life is Abigail, our small breed dog who loves peanut butter homemade dog treats! I thought I would share the making around our homestead here in the mountains. She is a picky eater for her treats and with the peanut butter, I can be assured she gets clean organic protein treats that are also yummy rewards !!!
The recipe for your Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats:
1 cup of milk
2 cups of flour, all purpose
1 cup of peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
1 tbsp. of baking powder
a rolling pin
a wooden board
a little extra flour for the wood board
and your favorite cookie cutters, preferably small but if larger breed dogs, use regular cookie cutters.
Gather all your goodies and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Measure out 2 cups of all purpose flour (you can substitute wheat flour if you like)
Put in a big mixing bowl and then add the 1 tablespoon of baking powder (not baking soda)
Stir the two dry ingredients well together.
Add 1 cup of Peanut Butter
Stir by hand until it makes a nice dough.
Flour your wood board and a little on the rolling pin
Plop our the soft dough onto the board and knead once or twice.
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick
The dough should not be too sticky but if it gets that way, add a little flour to the rolling pin again.
Continue to cut out with the cookie or dog treat metal cutters the shapes and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Parchment paper, one piece, for the entire sheet is safe to reuse and will prevent sticking and no dark brown on the bottom. It’s wonderful to use with cookies, biscuits or treats.
Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Continue cooking as cookies and place each batch on a plate to cool.
If you want really hard treats, cook 15 minutes and cut the oven off and leave in the oven overnight.
Your sweet dog will love you for making these yummy treats.
You can also freeze extras for future use.
Otherwise, put in a container in refrigerator and pull some out each week to use for the week.
Hope you enjoy!!!
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