Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter Biscuits



We made some of these for Delilah's birthday and they went down a storm, so now I'm thinking of setting up a little production line to make them as Christmas gifts for all my four-legged canine friends.

In hindsight, the cookies are quite dry, so I'll maybe make them with a smaller cutter next time - a small dog would find them a bit of a mouthful, but what can I say, they looked so cute cut with my bone-shaped cutter!  Guess I'll be scouring the Lakeland catalogue that's just landed on my mat for a smaller one. Or you could use mini Christmas cutters if making them as a festive gift.

Me and Ruby made these together and they're so easy for kids to make, I was surprised at how easily the dough came together, they were practically mess-free and as we're all gluten-free so only had GF flour in the house, that's what I used.  They came out really well, but you could use normal flour also.

Halfway through the rolling and cutting, Ruby announced with horror that she'd forgotten to wash her hands (you know, like you're supposed to every time you bake), but then decided "ah it's ok Mum, dogs lick their butts and everything so I'm sure it won't matter!" She cracks me up.

Anyway, onto the treats...


Ingredients:
  • 240g plain flour (white, GF or wholewheat) flour
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 80g smooth natural peanut butter (choose one with no added salt or sugar)
  • 220ml warm water 


Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 350oF, 180oC, Gas 4.
  • Mix together the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix together the peanut butter and warm water until smooth. Then slowly add to the dry mixture and mix together  well. 
  • Add a little more water or some milk if the dough is too dry, or flour if it’s too wet.
  • Tip out onto your worktop, knead and roll to approx 1/2 - 1cm thickness.
  • Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a baking tray covered with non-stick paper.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until lightly brown.
  • These will keep in an airtight container for about 2 weeks or you can freeze them.




Will you be making any doggie gifts this Christmas?

10 comments:

  1. These look great! I had never thought of making dog biscuits before, but now it looks like my brother's dogs could be in luck at Christmas!

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  2. haha Dogs love peanut butter! I remember this from when we had a dog many years ago! I got him some peanut butter flavour bubbles after seeing them on the telly! Great biscuits - you did really well.

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  3. We just made treats for our pup this past weekend with chicken stock and cheese!
    Our dog loves peanut butter so thanks for the recipe!

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  4. My dog would love these. They look so easy to make too! My daughter would be in support of the no washing hands part too. Ha, ha!

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  5. What a lovely idea for a doggie Christmas present! And a safe recipe for youngsters (like mine) who forget to wash their hands too....xx

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  6. Well they look good enough to eat ;O)

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  7. Aww, what a cute idea! Love that the kids can get involved too.

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  8. Oh how lovely, so nice that the little pup gets some too and they even sound nice enough to eat yourself, if there are any left anyway ;)

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  9. Buddy loves the peanut butter treats that Bethan makes him and I think these look like something he'd love too so I'll share it with her x x

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  10. Bet your dogs love you, I don't even bake for the kids lol

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