Dog treat recipe - Oatmeal Peach 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.
Oatmeal Peach Cookies
Makes about 11/2 lbs (750 g) of cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
- Nonstick baking sheets - Food processor
- Rolling pin - Pizza cutter
4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 L
11/2 cups water, divided 375 mL
1/2 cup finely chopped peeled peaches, 125 mL
thawed if frozen
2 tbsp canola oil 25 mL
2 tbsp blackstrap molasses 25 mL
1/2 tsp vanilla 2 mL
2 cups whole wheat flour 500 mL
1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
1. In a large bowl, soak oats in 11/8 cups (275 mL) water for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine peaches, 1/4 cup (50 mL) water, oil, molasses and vanilla. Puree until smooth. Stir into oat mixture along with remaining water, flour and cinnamon until well incorporated.
3. 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 1/16-inch (2 mm) thickness.
4. 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.
5. Bake in preheated oven, in batches if necessary, for 16 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: This dough is very soft and easy to roll out. We recommend rolling the dough this thinly because the edges will burn and the middles will be soft if it is too thick.
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.