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Dog Treats


Baking is so sad for my dogs.  Inevitably, they will sit at my feet for hours while I bake some delicious treat, and then I will completely refuse to let them have even a tiny bite — chocolate is poisonous for dogs (poor dogs — life without chocolate!), and sugar isn’t good for them either.  So one afternoon, I decided to bake something especially for my little puppies.

There are actually two of them — Calvin is the one in the first picture, sitting patiently and staring at his treat hoping that I’ll let him have it, and Coco is the one in the next picture, happily biting hers right out of my hand.  (Coco is also the one who had a little cameo at the end of my last podcast [2]!)

Also, I am a dope because I cut these out using heart and sun shaped cookie cutters, and realized later that I had bought dog bone cookie cutters at some point, and then forgotten all about them.  Fortunately, Calvin and Coco didn’t seem to care too much.

Last but not least, Chad and I are actually going to Hawaii (!!!) so there won’t be any new updates on this site until next week.  Fortunately, our dogs will have homemade treats to remember us while we’re gone — and in case any of you have hungry pooches in the meantime, I suggest making a batch of these!


Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker [4]

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Makes about 20-30 dog biscuits.