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
- In a large bowl, whisk together water, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and cornmeal until well incorporated.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.