Love My Pups PB Dog Treats
I had a New Year’s post, “New Year, New You” all fired up and ready to go… and then Ley made these dog treats and I decided this post is much better :). Buddy does a special happy dance all around his when he gets a home baked peanut butter doggy treat and it’s the cutest thing ever. He’s not sure if he should play with it, love it longer, or eat it. Wouldn’t that be awesome if we could do that with our favorite treats??
Oscar is our first ever dog. We got him from a breeder that couldn’t use him for showing or as a stud so she sold him to us as a family pet. He has been the sweetest dog I could ever dream of having. He has a very special place in my heart. These days he sleeps a lot…much like my senior, 91 year old pops. Oscar is still so incredibly sweet and patient. I love him to the moon and back.
Buddy is one part cute and two parts craaazy. His tiny size along with his cuteness make it incredibly hard to discipline him which worsens the situation. He’s my little snuggle bunny. We are clearly each other’s spirit animals and possibly old soul mates. Yes we are that ridiculously into each other.
It should come as no surprise that Oscar and Buds had Christmas stockings and gifts, they will be joining us on our mini winter break retreat to the beach, and they get home cooked doggy treats to boot.
This recipe for Love My Pups PB Dog Treats has been adapted from Eating Bird Food’s Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats. We didn’t have whole wheat flour (thanks to holiday baking) so we used white baking flour. I actually ate about 3 or 4 to my families horror – they were quite good! Tasted like low sugar, rich cookies with a mild peanut butter flavor.
The tiny bone shaped cookie cutter was easy to find on Amazon and here in a snap with Amazon Prime.
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce or smooshed banana
- ¼ cup vegetable broth (or meat broth of your choice)
- bone shaped cookie cutter (we used a mini size)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine flour, peanut butter and apple sauce in a large mixing bowl.
- Add stock and stir until well combined
- Use your hands to press the dough into a ball
- Place dough ball on a flat surface and roll out evenly - sprinkle surface with a little flour if needed
- Dough should be about ¼ inch thickness
- Use bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes
- Use parchment paper on a baking/cookie sheet
- Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown
- Store in a zip lock or air tight container