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Peanut Butter Puppy Treats

April 29, 2012

Do you have a cute little (or huge) four legged friend at home?  I do and his name is Harley.  Harley is like a two year old little kid following Mommy around and whining at me for cookie dough and cookies whenever I’m baking.  Now I KNOW I probably shouldn’t but I can’t help myself and he gets a pinch here and there.  I know, I know, you don’t have to say it because my husband and kids tell me all the time; I’m the one making him all whiny and whatnot by giving in to him, but seriously he’s just too cute not too.

So today I decided to make Peanut Butter Puppy Treats because then I don’t have to feel so guilty when he “just wants a cookie too Mommy” (insert sad puppy face here)…..  I searched the web and decided to come up with my own.  Here’s the cutie all this is for.

Harley (he’s a Keeshond)
Here’s what you need:
1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour, or whole wheat or all purpose
1/2 cups oatmeal, I use the 5 minute variety
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter, I use Jiff or Skippy
1 cup milk, I used 1 % 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a couple of large baking sheets (I use 1/2 sheet pans) with parchment.
In a bowl mix the flour, oatmeal and baking powder and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the milk and peanut butter until well blended.
 
Add the premixed dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
 
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface (I always use parchment, less of a mess to clean up)
I rolled mine in to about a 17 x 13″ oval, but a rectangle would be best, and about 1/4″ thick.
 

Now, here’s where you can get creative, but I don’t have a cute little dog bone cutter so I used my pizza cutter and made long strips 1″ wide one way then the other so I had 1 – 1-1/2 ” cubes.  Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  They should be completely dried out and just starting to brown on the edges.

 
Mine made two full 1/2 sheet trays full and I lost count after about 12 dozen so lets just say it makes A LOT.
So much better and cheaper for the little guys than store bought.
Woof, woof (more please)
Here’s the handy printable – Peanut Butter Puppy Treats
You can find me linking up to these wonderful blogs each week

From → Pets

18 Comments
  1. Thanks for such a great recipe! I'm always on the lookout for healthy treat recipes. My babies – Roger, Shadow, and Johnny Cash – thank you!

  2. Mu pup's would love this! Thanks for sharing! Have a fantastic week!

  3. My daughter made a recipe several years ago and we just forgot about it so when I made these today and Harley LOVED them it put it in my recipes basket and I'll make them forever. I'm sure your babies will love them too.

  4. No problem. Not my usual sort of recipe but pup's need food too 🙂

  5. I've made them with pumpkin and they were super easy to make! The puppy loved them too 🙂

  6. Pumpkin sounds yummy too. I bet my puppy would eat just about any flavor! hehe

  7. OMG. My puppy is going to LOVE these! Thanks for sharing! Monika, My Lovebug Baby

  8. Awww! Harley is sooo sweet! How can you say no to a face like that? Our beautiful Max went to heaven a few years ago and now it's just the kitties that follow me around all day. LOL I'm gonna bookmark this though, just in case we ever adopt another pupper. We travel more now and the kitties don't need to be boarded when we go. They're fine having our neighbor pop over to check on them once a day. I really do miss having a pup, though. Thanks for sharing such a fun furry kid treat, Michelle! Have a great week! ~Mary

  9. OOOOOOOOOOohhhhhhhhhh, who could resist that precious face?

  10. My daughter would love to make those for our old pups – she's just sure they always need more to eat! 🙂 Those look like a perfect project for her.

  11. Harley looks so sweet! He certainly deserves a healthy treat :)We have a cat now, and he would never ever eat anything that he might suspect it's human food (hehehe)

  12. Apparently I can't if you ask my family! hehe

  13. I love your pup!!!! She's adorable. 🙂 I would totally make these if we had a dog…maybe I can find a cat treat recipe. It's a good idea, and now I'm going to look into it!Debbie @ Life Is Sweets

  14. Love your doggie! Thanks for linking up this unique recipe for our favorite pets on Southern Sundays!

  15. I have a recipe too! This is great I will have to try yours next. Our dog really likes pb

  16. My girls love the homemade cookies. I will have to make these for them tonight. :)xoxoHeather

  17. awww your dog is lovely! haha I bet he loved them!

  18. We have a 4-legged family member, Willow. She would love these! She goes nutty for peanut butter. She is allergic to corn and wheat though so I usually use ground rice in my treats instead of flour. Can't wait to whip up a batch for Willow. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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