Sunday, May 15

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Hello! and happy Sunday! :)


Just to make sure we are clear on this, this recipe is for peanut butter DOG biscuits, so it's not recommended you eat them yourself (although, you could... and I did). I have a dog, sorry if you don't. If you don't, I promise to post again soon with some delicious people food for you. You could keep reading anyway though, because my dog is cute.

This is my puppy (ok, he's 11...) Jagger:

Jagger loves peanut butter. He's got a very sophisticated pallet for a dog and will only chew peanut butter bones. That's right, no fake chicken flavor for him! He gets very jealous of all the people treats that I make and we were out of dog treats, so I decided to give this recipe a try. 

Like I said, I tried one. But I am no judge; I don't have the sophisticated pallet of Jagger Maystig, so let's see what he thinks:

The taste test!

Lip smackin' good!

Jagger liked them so much and asked that I send some to his cousin Nugget, who he still has not made up with after an argument over football got a little out of hand at Christmas. Jagger has overheard that he has been growing exponentially and is shaking in his little harness. (My mom's dog is named Nugget, ie: gold nuggets, because he's yellow. She's not a stoner; I recently caught her using hemp lotion and she claimed she had no idea what the leaf was on the front of the bottle. Adorable.)

This is Nugget about 5 months ago. He's huge now; that jersey would
probably not even fit over his head. BEAST DOG!

 I liked this recipe because there was no sugar, but it's sweetened with molasses. The biscuits are made with wheat flour and oats, making them a pretty healthy snack. And there are no preservatives, nothing bad for le petit prince, which is pretty cool. He eats a lot of shit of the streets of Philly (which... is really gross and sometimes it actually is shit), so I figure this balances it out. I got the recipe here, so you should check it out if you want to see their other recipes. They also have great tips on frosting the treats, which is adorable, but I'll pass this time.

Soundtrack: (mostly) Johnny Cash - The Sound of Johnny Cash. And also this song (which makes me infinitely happy, and drives Adam crazy... which also makes me infinitely happy. It's never-ending).

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits:

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (You will also need additional flour for rolling)
1/4 c. rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk (reduced or fat free is preferred)
1 c. peanut butter (use natural, with no sugar)
1 tbsp. molasses

Preheat oven to 350°.

Whisk together the flour, oats and baking powder in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, peanut butter and molasses.Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead until a soft dough forms. Roll out to 1/2" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter (if you don't own a dog-appropriate sized cookie cutter, you can use a shot glass like I did!). Bake for 20 minutes.

(Storing: These peanut butter dog biscuits can last for 2 weeks in a dog treat jar (... or a tupperware). They will be fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 weeks and good for 6 mos in the freezer.)
This is what the dough will look like, once kneaded... or Ned.

Rolled dough - Jean Jags thinks it looks like home (France)!

Cutting biscuits... the little ones are for Jags, the big ones are for Nugs!

They don't spread out, so you can put them closer together
So, that was my Sunday morning. Love.

'Til next time!

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