We post tasty & tempting recipes for human consumption all the time…but how about our four-legged friends?
When The Hubs & I bought The Scoop earlier this year, we noticed the previous restaurant (an Emack & Bolio’s, for those who are familiar with the franchise) offered a Dog Sundae. Our shop is located right across the street from a park / walking trail, so we get a lot of canine customers. Therefore, keeping a treat for our furry pals was mandatory. Of course, no store-bought dog biscuit would do—so we make our own!
3/4 cup fat free milk
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 cup peanut butter, creamy
2.5 cups flour, your choice (we use oat flour and/or rice flour at the shop in case there are any gluten-sensitive pups)
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the milk, egg, and chicken bouillon. Then add the peanut butter and mix until well combined. Finally, beat in the dry ingredients until it makes a cohesive dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.
You can use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shaped treats (I found my bone-shaped cutter at Hobby Lobby for about 89 cents), or you can roll bits of dough into small balls and then press flat with a fork in the traditional “Peanut Butter Cookie” fashion. I switch to the mini- PB cookies when I’m down to the cuttings and edges of the dough.
Place the treats on a greased or lined cookie sheet, and lightly spritz the tops of the treats with olive oil (this will give them a nice shine). Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the treats and bake for another 15 minutes. Let cool before sharing with your pup. …assuming he lets you wait that long.
Notice how the eyes get wider the closer the cookie gets…
Now…fair warning: These smell exactly like regular peanut butter cookies…but they don’t have the added sugar, so they don’t TASTE like regular PB cookies. However, all the ingredients are people-safe so if you decide you want to taste-test, be my guest. But you were warned. :D
This recipe will make several dozen treats, so it’s perfect for sharing, or stockpiling. They’ll stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
We’ve noticed recently our Pugster has a bit of halitosis going on, so I’m planning to make some breath-freshening treats for my next batch. I’ll be sure to share the recipe when I do!