If you are not a dog lover or even a dog “liker” then this post is definitely not for you. I have to admit I didn’t really think about making a dog treat until my mother-in-law reminded me. It’s not that I don’t give treats to our dogs, it’s just that I didn’t think I should blog about it. What made me change my mind? I have no clue. I just woke up this morning and thought it would be nice for Riley and Cooper to have a homemade treat.
Believe me when I tell you our pets are extremely well cared for. It is MY belief that if you choose to have a pet or pets then you should at the very least treat them with respect and love. There is nothing that gets my blood boiling more than when I see animals mistreated. Why? It is so ignorant of people to mistreat animals. Just don’t have pets. No one will think less of you if you admit that you are not an animal kind of person. There are plenty of us out there who believe in having pets and taking care of them properly.
I didn’t grow up with dogs. My dad is afraid of dogs. We had cats. My mom’s favorite was our cat Abeille (french for Bee) and when I say she was her favorite I really mean it! My favorite cat growing up was Napoleon. He was so cool! We gave our cat Eric to my sister in law because he was having HUGE panic attacks with both dogs. We didn’t think that was fair to him.
I also treat our chickens with the same respect. Believe me when I tell you our chickens are somewhat spoiled. But that’s OK because happy chickens= happy and delicious eggs (how is an egg happy????)
This is an extremely simple recipe, no fuss kind of thing. It doesn’t make a huge amount of cookies which is fine at our house since my dogs could eat limitless amount of treats (especially the old guy…..he’s kind of a glutton!)
1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (I like to use organic)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk, and maybe a few more tablespoons, you will have to see how much you need depending on your peanut butter, it seems regular is bit more dry than the organic kind.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
In a large bowl mix your flour, oats, and baking powder. Add your peanut butter and 1/2 cup milk. Blend well but do not over mix. Add more milk if needed a little bit at a time until your get a nice soft dough, not a wet dough. It will be somewhat crumbly but that’s OK.
I like to roll out my dough on a floured board. I have cute little cookie shapes for the dogs, but you could easily cut them into squares or circle and call it a day!
Put the cookies on your prepared baking sheet and bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
Enjoy….oops I mean let the dogs enjoy them!
Printer friendly: Riley and Cooper’s Special Treat
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