Word of advice: Never bake your canine dog treats on a nearly empty stomach!! You will regret doing so!! Plus you'll nibble on unbaked greasy peanut butter-flavored dough along the way!! There!! Now that I got that out of my system!! Moving on.... I baked Rose a batch of treats yesterday afternoon. They're delicious.... They taste like sugarless peanut butter cookies!! Yummy!! I used twain different sized pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters. I even took a knife to them and "carved" cute faces!! So!! They were jack-o-lanterns!! It was a recipe that I found on Stacey's Web site, http://thetaleoftwomaddogs.blogspot.com/ , several months ago. Yep. I am just now getting around to trying it!!
Rose would rate this recipe four 'paws' way, way up!!
Peanut Butter Doggie Bones
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter (I used whatever was sitting around our pantry. Which is not natural!!)
1 cup low-fat milk (We were out of 2% low-fat milk. So, again, I used what was available!! Which happened to be organic low-fat milk!!)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. (My dough was a bit crumbly, easily breaking into pieces. How annoying is that? I continuously added water, plus rolled it into my hand like Play-Doh, but nothing helped!! Oh well!!) Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out with shapes. (I made my jack-o-lanterns fat!!) Place on a greased baking sheet (I was not following directions very well, and neglected to even notice this. Oh well!! I did not need to grease the pan!!) and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. (With 10 jack-o-lanterns on my pan, I baked them for 25 minutes. They are not crunchy. More like cookies than biscuits!!) Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container. (I are freezing about half of them, to avoid molding!!) I baked 12 treats!!
Rose, my food-lovin' Beagle cross, could smell peanut butter's aroma wafting through our kitchen!! So. She seldom ever left my sight!! Once or twice Rose played by herself, squeaking a plush toy. Plus she did stare longingly out our great room sliding glass door. Rose was underfoot for a while, happily anticipating her treats. Happily anticipating. Then, she collapsed onto our dining room laminate flooring. Observing. Sniffing the air. And waiting!!
Happy Halloween, Blogging Friends!!