What dog doesn't love cookies? Most humans I know like cookies too, including yours truly.
Looking at the high price of all natural dog biscuits made me decide to try making some of my own for Leader Dog Jemma. I've made 2 different kinds so far. She likes both, but this by far is her favorite so far.
Since so many of you have dogs and since people have been sitting pretty and begging me for the recipe, here it is! I've also decided to make a recipe book of homemade dog treats as a companion volume to the book about my journey with Jemma.
Here's her reaction to them. What you've missed is her sniffing the air an d gazing lovingly at the oven as they baked! I didn't have the heart to make her wait hours and hours for them to dry and harden.
Peanut Butter Sorghum Dog Biscuits Recipe
You can prep them in about 15 minutes. Once they're baked, you'll dry them in the oven overnight for a hard biscuit or remove to a wire rack then store once cool for a softer cookie.
You can use blackstrap molasses if you prefer. I like the nutrition profile of sorghum a little better.
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 c quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ c reduced fat or fat free milk
- 1 c peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon sorghum or molasses
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Blend dry ingredients. Make a well.
Mix in wet ingredients.
Form a dough. It will be soft. You may need to add a little more flour.
Place 2 pieces of parchment paper on your surface. One will be where you place your dough, the other will go on top. This ensures a clean surface and means you don’t have to add so much flour.
Once the dough is well formed, turn out onto one parchment piece. .Cover with second piece. Roll out to ½ inch (one half inch) thickness. You may need to flip the dough over to avoid creasing. When ready to cut cookies, you’ll obviously need to remove the top layer of parchment.
Dip your cutter in flour for nice clean cuts.
Use a bone or other desired shape cutter to make the biscuits. Press firmly; don’t wiggle. Remove excess dough from around the treats. Place extras aside to re-roll and cut more.
Place biscuits onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Leave to dry in oven overnight, if your dog can stand the wait.
Hint: I could never tell you if my dough was a half inch thick without help. I use round discs that fit over the rolling pin so I get the right thickness every time.
Stay tuned for more adventures of Leader Dog Jemma. Put her hashtag #LeaderDogJemma on the social web for pictures, stories, videos and more. She has her own YouTube playlist, Instagram photos, tweet, Facebook posts and more!
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Jemma is a busy dog. Not only is she my guide, toy reviewer and treat tester, but she also shares her adventures in her own voice on her own Facebook page and Instagram Feed.
- Watch for her hashtag is #LeaderDogJemma
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