Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Homemade Dog Treats...BONE Appetit!



With all of the yummy goodness that we all make in our kitchens on a day-to-day basis, we can't forget about our furry four-legged friends.  After all, they are a part of the family!  Making homemade dog treats is something that I've thought about doing for quite a while now.  I finally got around to it recently, and boy were my two dogs happy as can be!

These wholesome treats are made with peanut butter, honey and oats.  Plus, if my dogs' reactions to these goodies are any indication, they taste irresistible, too!

They are a lot of fun to make, are easy to whip up, and if you don't have a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, really any shape will do.  I promise...your dog won't care if they are round, square or heart-shaped! 

Every time my springer spaniel heard the sound of the treat jar lid being opened, she'd rush to the kitchen with tail wagging.  Once I gave her a treat, she'd happily disappear into the other room until her treat was completely devoured.

My other pup - a cocker spaniel - is getting up there in age (she turned 13 last month!).  She likes softer foods the best, so I originally picked this recipe in hopes that they'd be softer than store-bought doggie bones.  They were indeed perfectly soft, so she LOVED them too!  They were easy for her to eat.

Make these soon for your pup.  He (or she!) will thank you with lots of tail wags and wet kisses!  :)

BONE Appetit, my friends!

That's Hannah on the left and Lady on the right.


Homemade Dog Treats
Source:  A Cozy Kitchen

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick. Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies. My cookie cutter was a 5-inch bone-shaped , but for small dogs you may want to use a small cookie cutter (around 2″). Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible.

Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

5 comments:

Lisa Hopkins said...

I can't wait to make these for Sadie! How long will they last before they go bad?

Celeste said...

Hi Lisa!! They should last about 2 weeks if they are stored in an air tight container. You can always put the extras in the freezer and take them out when you are ready. :)

Ashley said...

Love this pic of "the girls" in their pink bows!!!

Celeste said...

Hah...Thanks Ashley! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste, what kind of chicken broth did you use? I noticed that all "off the shelf" brands contained some form of onion.