Since we now have some nifty cookie cutters for dog biscuits, I have tried a couple of recipes and of course the pack was more than willing to taste test. Some were obviously yummier than others. It seems though, that all of them smelled good while baking since there were a few kitchen helpers, as usual.
|Forest, Brook and Hiker patiently waiting to taste test.
I used our little cookie cutters as well as a bigger bone shaped one that I bought so that we could share some cookies with our neighbor dogs who are bigger than the Australian Cattle Dogs. Dave is a Great Dane/Mastiff mix and our other neighbor is Max, a Poodle/Retriever mix and he has a little teeny tiny doggie cousin named Pete who is a Teacup Poodle, so we gave them both sizes.
|"Beep, beep", these are going in the oven!
I made a couple of slight modifications to the recipe. I omitted the egg and replaced it with ground flax seed and water, a vegan egg substitution. Also, I didn't use the chunky peanut butter, only smooth and chose to use an organic natural peanut butter. I also baked on parchment paper.
Just to make it easier, here's the original recipe:
Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 1 cup dry oats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, peanut butters, water, canola oil and egg.
- Lightly flour a flat, clean surface and roll the mixture out to about ¾ inch thickness. Cut mixture using a canine-themed cookie cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes on one side and then flip the treats over and bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and let cool thoroughly, about 2 hours. They will harden as they cool.
Source: adapted from Dog Paw Print
|Brook: "I think I heard you say there are more cookies."