I could not let the Cookie Project go by without a cookie for dogs – in this case my friend’s Bull Terrier, Maya. I don’t have a dog right now, but I used to have a miniature poodle, Scruffles. So, I totally get how dogs are major family members and deserve their own treats.
When I was researching cookie cookbooks, I discovered that there was a whole cookbook just for dog cookies!
I remembered how much Scruffles liked peanut butter so I settled on peanut butter oat biscuits for Maya, hoping that she’d feel the same. I switched things up a little bit from the recipe in the book to use only ingredients that I had on hand, replacing the oat bran with rolled oats and simply leaving off the wheat germ. If I were making these homemade dog biscuits on a more regular basis for my own dog, I would be more concerned with packing my treats full of nutrients; as a gift for my friend’s pup, I went with something easy!
(Not that the dog will care at all.)
Maya loved these homemade dog biscuits!! The only way we were able to get her to sit still for the top photo was to keep handing her treats to eat while she was waiting to attack the good stuff.
Peanut Butter Oat Dog Biscuits
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a blender, mix milk and peanut butter until you have a smooth liquid.
- Blend in egg.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix flour and oats.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix wet ingredients into flour/oats until you have a heavy dough.
- Roll out dough about 1/4 " thick on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut into dog bone shapes (or any shape you'd like).
- Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Now, we have chickens for pets. I haven’t made them cookies yet, but I did make cupcakes for my chickens!