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28.8.13

Well it's that time of year again. Summer is sloooooowly coming to an end and September is just around the corner. We all know that means: we all need to spoil our dogs.

This year I helped out with baking for my wife's bake sale at work. One of the baked goods I included was delicious "Peanut Butter Bones" dog treats. There are tons of dog treat recipes online; the reason I choose this one is because we recently bought a Blendtec (bless its soul - I will definitely be telling you more about this appliance in posts to come) and this was one of the recipes that it came with.

Oh and since we are on the topics of cookies, I'm really sorry that some of you seem to have a hard time posting comments. It seems to be easiest from an actual computer, then tablet, then phone (in that order)... But I guess tablets and phones don't work as well with "google interfacing" for various techie reasons well above my computer knowledge. And it also seems to be hit and miss. Sometimes I can write a comment and sometimes I can't, so maybe it has to do with the moon. Anyway, I looked into it, and with some help, we discovered that maybe some of you have to enable third party cookies on your device. If that is disabled (not that there's anything wrong with that), then you may not be able to comment. So loosen up, let those cookies flow and if you get a virus because of it, I promise to knit you a scarf to help make it better. My word. (And I don't mean to imply that enabling third party cookies increases virus risk, I have no clue, I just really like knitting.)  In the meantime, please keep trying to comment because it really means a lot to me. If you can't for some reason, please email me bigheartsmalltown@gmail.com and I'll post it on your behalf. Or at least I'll get back to you. Thanks!


Okay back to the dog-edible cookies.

So.... "If you are looking for the healthiest diet for your canine, the best way to monitor what your dog eats is homemade dog food and treats." According to the Blendtec recipe book. If not, I suggest adding a little bacon to this recipe. Lucky dog.

My Blendtec has a big base so this recipe made a lot of cookies. The recipe states that it makes 30 cookies. I think I had more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 C plus 2-3 Tbsp fat-free milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 C peanut butter (I used Skippy, we usually eat the real stuff, but this is a treat so I went a little wild)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add milk and peanut butter to your blender. Blend until well mixed. (If you have a Blendtec - you're lucky - and you would select "Batters" here.) Add baking powder and 1 cup of flour to blender. Blend until the ingredients are incorporated (fellow Blendtec-ers "Pulse" 3-5 times here.) Use a spatula to scrape sides and move ingredients towards centre of the blender. Add remaining flour and blend (or "Pulse") until well mixed.
This is my dough rolled out and shaped. 
Turn out dough onto lightly floured or oiled surface (I floured my surface.) Roll out to 1/4 " thickness and cut out into shapes. I always used human shaped cookie cutters for dog treats in the past because: how funny is that!?!  But I lost them in the move. A moustache cookie cutter would be perfect too because apparently they are NEVER going out of style.
I know you love this.

I think I used a shot glass for mine. But you can use any cutter you have. Bone shaped would be good too, so that your dog knows for sure it's for him/her and that it's going to be delicious. Unless of course he/she is then disappointed when it's in his/her mouth and realises it's not a mass produced milk bone... hhmmm maybe avoid the bone shaped cutter, just in case. The round shot glass shape caused no confusion.



Mine were super sticky, so I had to add a lot of flour to my roller and hands. Maybe next time I will try oiling the surface instead of flour.

Place on a greased baking sheet (I used parchment paper because my mom gave me some) and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.


And then, make your dog very happy :) My dog Raisin approved. Look at that drool, hehe. Good boy!





2 comments:

  1. I love this post. It's about Cookies AND Cookies.
    And i'm happy you lost your people shaped cookie cutters. Then your dogs may start eating actual people by mistake. score 1 move.

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