Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's gone to the dogs....

A couple of years ago I had become intrigued by the concept of creating homemade treats for my precious canine-american children. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to dig up the old recipes and bake some yummy treats for the furballs tonight. Turned out to be a good idea. Well, at least the dogs loved it - and hey, the house smelled like peanut butter for hours.

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies - Doggy Style

2 c. flour

1 T. baking power

1 c. peanut butter
1 c. milk (I find that lactose free milk such as lactaid is easier on their stomachs)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine the milk and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl. Don't worry, it's supposed to be a sticky mess. Then add the flour and baking powder. Mix well until you have a soft dough (I find it easiest to mix with my hands).

Flour your countertop and roll the dough into a ball on the countertop. Place a piece of parchment paper over the dough and roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut out as many cookies as you can. Place cut outs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake cookies for about 10 minutes (or until golden brown on top and slightly firm to the touch). Allow to cool completely before spoiling your pooch. My resident taste-tester, Miss Emma, definitely gave this recipe two paws up.

1 comment:

Pinch My Salt said...

Aaaaaah...she's so cute! I've never tried making my own dog treats but it would be fun to give it a try sometime!