I love celebrating birthdays… minus my own. Bailey’s birthday in particular is one of my favorites because he is so darn cute. I dream every year of having a doggie b-day party with all his doggie friends but I never find the time to plan it.
Regardless of a birthday party for Bailey, it has become a tradition to make homemade dog treats for the pooch. I even have a cookie cutter in the shape of a dog bone.
This year I found a recipe that was vegan and only three ingredients. I even went out and bought real peanut butter for these treats. I usually just eat PB2 since its less calories and all that jazz. While preparing the treats, there was no hesitation to lick the spoon of peanut butter. And I’m reminded of my love for peanut butter.
Bailey was overly anxious this year to receive his homemade deliciousness. He waited impatiently in the kitchen licking his chops and hovering over Eric as he hand-cut the treats.
We searched everywhere for the dog bone cookie cutter but of course it was no where to be found when I needed it. Eric was such a sweetie and cut all of the cookies by hand. They turned out great and each one has its own character.
Finally the cookies went into the oven and 40 minutes later the treats were out and cooling. As soon as they reached room temperature we gave Bailey the biggest one.
He immediately ran into the other room, tail wagging to savor his treat.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup hot water
1.) Preheat oven to 350
2.) Mix dry ingredients together.
3.) Mix in the peanut butter and hot water
4.) Knead the dough well
5.) Roll out dough into 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes.
6.) Bake on greased pan for 40 minutes.
Storage: Good for one week at room temperature; 3 weeks in fridge; 6 months in freezer.