Monday, December 9, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies for your Pups

There are always so many delicious human treats being shared around the holidays, but our furry friends love a special treat from time to time, too!  Since I was lucky enough to have a second snow day today, I decided to devote a bit of my afternoon to making some tasty treats for Wendy and Oliver.  After all, unlike us teachers, the poor pups are getting really sick and tired of all the snow.  I figured there'd be nothing better to cheer them up than some fresh, warm peanut butter cookies!

The great thing about these cookies for the humans making them is that they are all-natural, super easy to prepare, and CHEAP!  I get sticker shock every time I look at the price of the homemade "gourmet" treats at Petsmart or our local pet bakery, but these cookies cost just pennies.  And Wendy and Oliver (who live for peanut butter) absolutely adore them.

Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
(Recipe makes around 30 bite-sized cookies)

1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix the milk and peanut butter together.  (I microwaved the mixture in a glass bowl for one minute to make it easier to stir.)  
  • Combine the flour and baking powder, and then add the wet ingredients in to the dry.  Stir well.  
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased baking sheet.  Press each ball down with a fork to flatten. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned. 
  • Transfer to plate or cooling rack.  Cool before serving.  
I think Wendy and Oliver sensed that I was making something for them, because they were on extra high alert the entire time I was in the kitchen.  
They can smell peanut butter a mile away!
The dogs both agreed that the end result was worth the wait!  They give the recipe two paws up!

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