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Baking with Dogs - Peanut Butter Dog Treats

July 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

I love to bake! It is almost like a meditation to me. Measuring, mixing, rolling it out and my house smelling wonderful is my happy place. You know what I like better? Baking with my dogs! They think it is the best thing ever. Mom gets out all the delicious things that they like, mixes them together, shapes them into delicious cookies and cooks them. What more could their furry little hearts want?

 

But, I know not everybody loves to bake (I don’t get it but I know it’s true). This recipe is super easy and you don’t have to try to find weird ingredients or special equipment (well, I had cute dog themed cookie cutters, but that isn’t required). So here you go

Easy! Step one, get out all the stuff. The good news is there are only 4 ingredients and you probably already have them. Step two, measure the stuff and dump it in a bowl. I used a mixer, but you don’t have to, so whatever bowl you have is fine. One quick trick for measuring peanut butter – spray your measuring cup with cooking spray first. The peanut butter won’t stick and you can easily slide it into your bowl. Step three, mix it up. You can either use your stand mixer, hand mixer or just a spoon. Step 4, dump it on a lightly floured surface and roll into a flat sheet about a quarter of an inch thick. You could also get away with breaking off small pieces, rolling them into a ball in your hand and flattening with the bottom of a glass. Step 5, use a cookie cutter (or a knife) to cut shapes and transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet (if you don’t have parchment, spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray and place directly on the pan). Step 6, bake the cookies for 18 minutes. Your house will smell like peanut butter cookies, so you might want to warn your family about trying to eat one (it’s not as good as it smells!). And the final step? Cool the cookies, and treat your furry baby!

 

Ready for the recipe? Here you go:

 

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

 

     Ingredients :

 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (regular is fine if you don’t have whole wheat)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (sugar free is fine just check that there isn’t any xylitol added as a sweetener, it is toxic to dogs)
  • ¼ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup beef stock (chicken stock is a good substitute)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (I used a stand mixer, but mixing by hand is fine)

Once combined, press dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured surface.

Roll with a rolling pin (or you can use the glass trick from above) until about ¼ inch thick.

Cut into whatever shape you like. (I had cute bone and heart shapes that I found on Amazon)

Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet (or lightly greased cookie sheet if you don’t have parchment)

Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

 

 


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