Homemade peanut butter cookies that will please your pet.
PHOTOS: TIM CARLSON

Foodie Favorite: Dog Biscuits

An easy-to-make treat for your furry friends

By Tim CarlsonKENOSHA.COM

Amateur baker and lover of all things food, Carlson enjoys finding new recipes and learning techniques to perfect his love and appreciation for whole foods.

Veterinarian approved non-meat dog biscuits that will make your canines go crazy! Super simple and easy recipe that your dogs will absolutely love. Take pride in baking for your entire family, pets included. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups (227g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (89g) rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (be careful if substituting herbs, as many are toxic for dogs)
  • 1/2 cup (56g) dry milk or nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (269g) peanut butter, crunchy or plain
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (128g) cold water, enough to make a cohesive dough
Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment paper.
  • Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, dried milk, and salt.
  • Add the eggs and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.
  • Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).
  • To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4″ thick, and cut with a 3 1/2″ cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you’ve used all the dough.
  • To make dog “cookies,” drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them to about 1/4″.
  • Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.
  • Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool right on the pans.
  • Enjoy! (You and/or your dogs.)

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