Homemade Doggy Treats

This was something I found while perusing a homemade gift website. I made a point of pinning it so I wouldn’t lose it! I thought it would be something fun the kids and I could do together while giving the dogs a thrill.
You start off by mixing together 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut and 1/2 tbsp. baking powder. Once that’s stirred together, add in 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. applesauce.
Roll it all together until you get a ball that looks a little like this:

ball of doggy treat

ball of doggy treat


Once you have successfully reached this point, roll it out onto a large piece of wax paper until it is about a 1/2″ thick. I determined that was about the depth of my thumbnail to make this easier. As you cut out your treats, you will need to roll it out repeatedly!
thumbnail depth

thumbnail depth


The next step it why it took me so long to make these! Who would’ve thought it would be so hard to find a bone shaped cookie cutter?! Once you have an appropriate cookie cutter, anyone you like will work really, you start cutting out your biscuits and fill up a cookie sheet with your dog cookies.
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Chiara cutting cookies

Chiara cutting cookies


After you have used all of your dough, place your cookie sheet in your 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until they turn a golden brown color.1204131708[1]
Once the treats have cooled down, be sure to put them in an airtight container to maintain the freshness. Think about human cookies, the longer they are exposed to air, the harder they will get.
The dogs loved them, most of this batch was for a gift, but the few I did give to the dogs were quickly devoured! Chiara was a very disappointed that I wouldn’t let her feed the whole batch to the Zuko and Juliet.
If you have some 4-legged friends of the canine variety, I would strongly recommend you try your hand at these. They’re simple and healthy for your dogs. Show the love to them this holiday season!

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