Pet Nutrition

Peanut Butter Cookies

Dog treat recipe – Peanut Butter Cookies – From Better Food for Dogs

NB: This recipe is for doggie treats. It should not constitute the primary diet of your dog, and is not suitable for cats.

Makes about 1 lb (500 g) of cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
  • Nonstick baking sheets
  • Rolling pin – Pizza cutter

1 cup +1 tbsp water (265 mL)
1 cup smooth natural peanut butter 250 mL
1 large egg 1
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
4 cups whole wheat flour 1 L
1/2 cup cornmeal 125 mL

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together water, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and cornmeal until well incorporated.
  2. In the bowl and using hands, knead until dough holds together. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness.
  3. With a fork, poke holes all over the surface of the dough. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into bite-size rectangles or squares. Place about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven, in batches if necessary, for 18 minutes or until firm. Place pans on racks and let cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 300 F (150 C). Bake for 20 minutes longer or until hard. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 30 days.

Tip: Poking holes in the dough (which is called docking) ensures that the cookies won’t get puffy. If you have a genuine docking wheel, by all means use it. But a fork works well, too.

Excerpted with permission from Better Food for Dogs A complete cookbook and nutrition guide. David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Grant Nixon D.V.M. Published by Robert Rose Inc.

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