Ah the joys of cookies in the afternoon, not for me but Lincoln! I have made my fair share of snikerpoodles and every time my dogs go out of their mind excited. If you have pets and you enjoy baking you should definitely do a google search and try out your hand at being a total “Betty Barker”
This recipe read as super simple and I liked that. It also included ingredients I was happy to serve the pups (whole wheat flour, flax seed, peanut butter) with few what I call “extras” from my people pantry (i.e. baking soda, sugar etc.). It didn’t take all too long and since the ingredients are relatively cheap I can now make oodles of gourmet looking dog biscuits that ensure wags and kisses every time.
Upon baking I was very tempted to go in search of clever doggy friendly frosting but then in lue of comments about their shelf life decided against it. I have also opted to keep them in the fridge because in the past I have had the gross realization that food without preservatives will inevitably mold. I also made a slight addition to the recipe and added some honey, which much to my delight didn’t seem to hurt the recipe at all. In fact the dough was so spongy and dry the addition may have actually helped out a bit. I also contemplated the substitution of low sodium chicken stock/broth for water but that lead me down a whole-nother road of subbing the peanut butter for pureed pumpkin to make a more Thanksgiving-y sort of treat…so instead the idea was catalogued for future trials. Either way both Lincoln and Audrey were absolutely delighted to be taste testers. The only real trouble I had was picking which pictures to post, how many pictures of your adorable babies is excessive?
Peanut Butter Cookies
Original Recipe from Dog Treat Recipes
2 c. Whole wheat flour
1 c. Rolled oats (plain oatmeal)
2 T. Flax seed (ground or whole)
1 1/4 c. Warm water
1/4 c. Peanut Butter
1/8 c. Honey
Preheat oven to 350
-In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients.
-Add Peanut butter and mix (doesn’t have to be perfectly mixed)
-Add water and honey and mix until begins to form a ball, then roll/knead into dough.
-Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters or cut into small squares that are bite size for your pup.
-Bake for about 20 minutes then turn oven off, let the cookies rest in oven for 10-20 mins.