I personally do not have a dog (yet!), but I know plenty of people who do!
I was thinking about baking one day, just for fun! However, there wasn’t anything that I wanted to bake for myself. I was thinking about what I could make, and decided to dabble in making doggie treats!
I search for some recipes and found this
one from Sally’s Baking Addiction that only have seven ingredients. She used mostly natural/organic ingredients, however I used the ingredients that I had in my kitchen/would normally eat myself.
What you will need:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup milk (I used 2%, but any will do!)
2 cups flour
2 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats (I used quick oats)
2-3 strips cooked and chopped bacon (I used turkey bacon because it’s healthier)
Ready in: 1 hour, plus cooling time
Yields: a lot!
The first step is to cook your bacon. I cooked about 5-6 strips just in case wanted to add more to the batch or if I wanted to snack along the way! After you cook the bacon set aside and let cool.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
While the oven is heating, use a mixer to blend the peanut butter, milk, and egg until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Chop strips of bacon into bits and set aside
A little at a time, hand mix in the flour and baking powder to the peanut butter mixture. After dough begins to become to thick to stir with a spoon, hand knead until all ingredients are incorporated. Finally, fold in oats and bacon bits.
Roll the dough out into about 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter in the shape of your choosing and arrange the shapes on backing sheets lined with parchment paper. You can put them close together because they do not expand.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the bottoms turn slightly brown. Remove from oven, flip treats over, and bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before treating your best friend!
I kept mine treats in a plastic bag at room temperature and made sure they were used up within a week.
The kitchen smelled wonderful when I was baking them, I almost ate one for myself!
Every puppy I gave them too loved them!
I hope that your best friend will enjoy them too!