Peanut Butter Treats for Dogs
Last year we cut out food additives and preservatives from the foods we eat. My son got so good at reading labels that one day when he was giving our dogs a treat he said "Momma, if we won't eat Red # 40 and BHT (and a lot of others), why are we giving it to our dogs." That got me thinking, he was right. So I set out to find a recipe for some natural dog treats.
2 c whole wheat flour
1 c wheat germ
1 c peanut butter
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 c water
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, wheat germ and salt, add peanut butter, egg, oil, water. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface (like you would cookie dough) about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into biscuits with a cookie cutter and add them to an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake about 15 minutes for smaller biscuits and 30 minutes for the larger ones. I store them in the fridge and pick a couple out for the day and keep on the shelf until treat time.
My dogs love these treats and I feel good about giving them something that is natural. I had everything in this recipe in my pantry already.
** pictured Smokey and Bandit
These make a nice gift for under the tree for your dogs for Christmas morning or a special gift for the (dog lover) who has everything.