This year, I wanted to make some doggie treats to give out with Christmas cookies, since a lot of my friends have puppies. We’re all kind of at that age where some people are starting to have babies, but most are getting dogs instead!
All the doggies who tried these treats absolutely LOVED them! They were easy to make too, and definitely less expensive than buying treats. I’ll definitely be making them again, and if I had a dog of my own, I’d probably make a batch every month!
To make these doggie treats, you need the following ingredients: 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, 1/2 cup non-fat dried milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, 1 cup of peanut butter, crunchy or plain, and 1/2 cup + 1 of tablespoon cold water.
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
(The picture above was pre-eggs/water.) The original recipe calls for wheat flour which is more nutritional for puppies, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used regular flour, which is okay for most dogs too. Some have problems digesting treats made with white flour, so do what is right for your favorite pooch.
Mix the dough, adding the water slowly until it’s just enough to create a cohesive dough. You might not need the entire amount, or you might need a few tablespoons more, depending on the humidity.
Then, roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats. They’re just for dogs, so you can use a glass to cut circles, or you can use a cookie cutter. I used one shaped like a cat, since I thought that was funny.
I also rolled my dough very thin, so they’d be easy to break into pieces. My roommate’s dog, Rocket, can handle big treats since he’s a pit bull mix, but the other dogs on my list were mostly puppies and little breeds, so thinner treats are more manageable.
Once you have the treats rolled out and cut, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 60 minutes at 300 degrees. If you make them thicker, bake for an additional 15-30 minutes.
Here they are, out of the oven:
Rocket was our first taste-tester. At first, he wasn’t so sure, because he’s a little picky, but as soon as he tried them, he loved them!
Here’s the printable recipe:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ cup nonfat dry milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon cold water
- Mix the ingredients in a large bowl, adding just enough water to make a cohesive dough.
- Roll the dough and use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out treats.
- Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 60 minutes.