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...
- 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
- 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?