Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Dog Treats

treats

This past Christmas, I partnered with Coocatchoo to make our own homemade, organic dog treats for unsuspecting friends and neighbors. What a hit! Technically, you could eat these too. I tried one. It tasted like peanut butter-flavored cardboard to me. But everyone’s dogs have been going crazy for them!

One batch makes a lot, so it’s a money-saver. And with all the craziness that’s been happening in the world of dog foods and such, I’m paranoid about giving my dog much of anything if I don’t know exactly what’s in it and how it’s going to affect her. She has a delicate constitution, you know. 🙂

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (organic)
1 1/2 cups white flour (organic, unbleached)
1/2 cup peanut butter (all-natural or organic — avoid additives like salt or molasses)
1 cup water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (organic)*

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough. Knead dough into firm ball and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

*You could also use flax seed oil, vegetable oil, or whatever you like that’s healthy.

We got the cute dog bone shaped cookie cutters at AC Moore, which is a craft supply store. If you give these as gifts, include the ingredients so your dog-owner friends know exactly what they’re feeding their pups, and so they don’t feel bad giving treats because they’re healthy!

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2 Comments

  1. Jen said,

    January 13, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Our dogs were definitely BIG fans!!

  2. sandysays1 said,

    January 13, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Yum! Yum! I’ll put passing the recipe to my human on my to do list.


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