I wanted to do something fun with Lilly the other day that didn’t involve another batch of cookies for me to eat.
Instead of making cookies for us, we made cookies for Denver! Lilly thought this was great and she had so much fun making all kinds of shapes for him.
When I was little, I used to make dog bones with my Mom. We had a cool recipe book that contained all kinds of crazy dog bone recipes that used wheat germ, yeast, garlic powder, ketchup, and all kinds of other things. Knowing my daughter would be up to her eyeballs in this dough, though, I wanted a recipe that was a little more “normal” incase it all ended up in her mouth (it did).
All you need is peanut butter, whole wheat flour, oats, and hot water.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Bones:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups hot water
Mix flour and oats in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and hot water and mix with a large spoon until combined. I had to get in there with my hands and squish it around quite a bit until it was fully mixed.
Heavily flour your work surface and turn out the dough. Roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters as desired.
Place on a nonstick cookie sheet. They can be fairly close together as they really don’t spread. If you want the biscuits to be slightly shiny, brush the top with an egg wash (1 egg white with a tablespoon of water).
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until crisp and dark brown.
…looks like someone was eating dog bone dough….
…and playing games with the cookie cutters.
I filled up some little treat bags and tied them with string so Lilly can give bags of them to all her favorite pooches. She has a blast picking out which shape Denver is allowed to have at certain times of day. She never, ever gives him the giant dog bones (says those are only for “special days” which we have apparently not had as of yet) and most often gives him the teeny tiny hearts. Poor guy. I tried to sneak him a penguin bone but Lilly yelled at me and said Denny was not allowed to eat the penguin family. So, oh. They are real.
Make them! Your dog will love you (even more)!