Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Dog Treats

If you have a dog, or any kind of pet that you love dearly you know what I mean when I say that my dog, Jack the Morkie, will forever be my first child.  He will always hold a special place in my heart and he’s just so cute and cuddly. Who wouldn’t love that? And did I mention he’s only 6 lbs? That’s the size of a newborn baby yet Jack is fully-grown and will forever remain a cute little munchkin of love.

I would treat my child to homemade treats so why not treat the prince of the castle the same way? I found this recipe at the Barefoot Contessa (who I LOVE) and it looked yummy enough so I thought I’d give it a try. Plus, I love knowing that I am the one making these treats, not some processing plant. No artificial stuff going into these dog biscuits. Totally natural and healthy!  Thank you, barefoot contessa! Jack loved these treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups stone-ground whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered or dry milk
  • ½ cup quick cooking oatmeal, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 Tbl. toasted wheat germ (can be found in the cereal aisle)
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • With an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the two flours, powdered milk, oatmeal, peanut butter, and wheat germ. With mixer on low speed, add the egg and 1 cup of water and mix until it forms sticky ball.
  • Put dough on lightly floured surface and roll out ball until it’s ½” thick. Use cookie cutters (I used a crown, cupcake, and flower) to cut out dough. Collect scraps, roll out dough again, and cut more treats.
  • Place treats on baking sheet and brush with egg wash then sprinkle with remaining oatmeal. Bake for 1 hour or until hard. Let cool completely!

 

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