To celebrate our little doggie’s fourth birthday, we’re sharing a different sort of recipe today. Make your own cheap and easy peanut butter homemade dog biscuits!
So, our little doggie, Jackson, turned four. Four! I can hardly believe it. Like a lot of things, it seems like it’s been shorter and longer all at once. To celebrate his doggie birthday, we’re sharing these cheap and easy to make peanut butter homemade dog biscuits.
We adopted Jackson four years ago in November, after a few months with no family pets. Our older dog, Penny Lane, had been put down that summer due to advanced kidney disease. After that ordeal, we had decided we didn’t want to get another dog, at least for quite some time, as Penny’s last few months were rather difficult due to her illness. If you’ve ever had to care for a sick and aging dog, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, it’s a lot of messes and very little sleep.
However, as we took a bit of a break, prayed about it and began to outline some ‘rules’ for getting a new dog, puppy love took over, as it often does.
We wanted a small dog as we live in the suburbs and don’t have a lot of room for a dog that needs intense activity. We wanted a dog who would be playful. Penny never played. Like ever. And we wanted a dog that would love all of us equally. Penny had loved only me and no one else.
Well, after cooing over all the puppy photos for a few weeks, we chose to visit a lovely family whose sister had bred some Chipoos. On that visit, we fell hard and fast for Jackson. Well, we almost chose his cute little sister, but in the end he seemed to like each of us equally and wanted to play quite a bit, while she seemed very shy and reserved. Jackson Henry Russell Acheson it was!
- 2 c. Oat Flour
- 1 c. Creamy peanut butter
- 1 c. Milk
- 1 tbsp. Baking powder
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the 2 cups of oat flour with the 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
- In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the 1 cup of milk and the 1 cup of peanut butter until they are combined well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir until combined.
- Place some wax paper down on a countertop, and lightly flour the work surface. Roll out the dough until it is about a ¼ of an inch thick.
- Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut out individual cookies.
- Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- The cookies will be browned around the edges and pretty firm to the touch, but not hard. This forms a dry biscuit type dog cookie, so do not be alarmed if your treats look dry.
- Let cool, and then serve to your pup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 414 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 476mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 3g Protein: 16g
Jackson has proven to be quite a handful but also the sweetest and most perfect dog for our family. He still plays, albeit now between long naps. He loves all of us. Not quite equally because I’m his favorite, but with all the impartiality he can muster. He eats all.the.things – including stupid things like stick pins and bobby pins – which is why our main floor is so tidy and there’s a baby gate at the top of the stairs. And when we actually find the time to take him for a grooming, he’s the cutest dog ever.
Even if he does try to steal the snacks!
Happy birthday, Jackson! We love you very much.
Have you ever made your own dog food or homemade dog biscuits?