After spending $10 on 3 little cookies at the Dog Bakery…it dawned on me, I have a bone and a dog cookie cutter and could easily make these myself. Maybe not quite as pretty as the dog bakery ones (they look so good, no lie…my daughter actually got one, ate it and loved it)! No worries, I did check first and they told me it was perfectly safe! 🙂
My daughter loved helping me make these fun dog biscuits and the dogs LOVED them! Think at the money I will save…they both think they get a treat each time they go potty! Needless to say…we go though a lot of treats!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can use another type of flour if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth (I used smooth)
- 1 1/4 cups hot water
Additional flour for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Mix dry ingredients together
- Mix in the peanut butter and hot water. You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
- Knead the dough well.
- Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness and cut into shapes with dog cookie cutters.
- Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let them cool overnight.
*If you and your dog can’t wait that long (like mine), cool them completely on a wire rack before serving.
Instead of cutting out more shapes with the left over peanut butter and oatmeal dough, I rolled it into balls. Then I made a cross hatch fork mark on the dog cookies. This is the same way you would do for human peanut butter cookies.
(Yes, they are both growling at each other in this picture…fighting over the bisquits)!
After: The cookies get very hard, just the way dogs like them!
Note – This recipe doesn’t call for it, but I put an egg wash (one egg whisked with a fork and then brushed on with a pastry brush) on the treats before I baked them. It gives them a nice sheen once they’re baked. Here’s how they look before baking.
I hope your doggies enjoy these treats as much as mine did…I had to cut them off after 3 a piece!