Is it just me or does it seem like the price of dog treats just keeps rising? If you find some spare time, you may want to try this four ingredient recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Treats to spoil your pooch without emptying your wallet. You should even have these ingredients in the house already, so these treats truly are frugal. Keep in mind that the ingredients do include peanut butter, but if you or your pet have allergies then you can easily substitute that ingredient with almond butter or another similar butter. This recipe will create between 23 and 27 cookies. The recipe says 27 but I may have used larger cookie cutters and only ended up with 23 cookies. My dogs love them, and one is a picky eater so that is saying something.
So, here are the four ingredients that this Peanut Butter Doggie Treat recipe calls for:
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of natural peanut butter (or your substituted almond butter)
- 1 cup of low-fat milk (I used regular 2% milk)
- 2 cups flour (I used whole wheat flour)
If you don't already have suitable cookie cutters, then you may want to snag these Fox Run Dogs Cookie Cutter Set for just $4.99 at Amazon.ca. This set will give you a variety of fun shapes, you can even gift these dog cookies to fellow dog owners in your family (or friends). If you want the classic dog bone cookies, then get your hands on these Fox Run Dog Bones Cookie Cutter Set for just $6.59 at Amazon.ca.
**Please be sure to check that your peanut butter does not contain Xylitol since it is highly toxic to dogs. Some peanut butter companies have just started using this ingredient and it can be devastating if a dog consumes that.
First off, you're going to need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees. You can prepare the dog treat recipe while your oven is preheating. Follow these simple steps to create these delicious 4 ingredient dog treats:
- Mix the flour and baking powder in an appropriate sized bowl
- Use another bowl to mix the peanut butter (or almond butter) and milk
- Now you can add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, making sure to mix them really well
- Lightly flour a surface and put your dough down. Be sure to knead it really well in this step
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. You will want it to end up around 1/4 of an inch thick. This is where you will use your cookie cutters. Try not to have too much leftover scraps, you don't want to waste any.
- Then you can place the cookie cut outs on a baking sheet. You will want to lightly grease it or use paper to stop the cookies from sticking to the pan. Bake the dog cookies for 20 minutes. Be sure to check on them quite often because they are easy to burn, and every oven has a mind of its own.
- Cool your cookies on a cookie rack. Once they are cool enough, watch your dog enjoy them!
I even took it an extra step further and used a toothpick to engrave my dog's names on the cookies. That is another great way to personalize these treats and give them as gifts, maybe when your friend's dog has a birthday?
The treats will only stay good for about two weeks, but at least your dog isn't devouring preservatives and chemicals when they are eating them. Besides, my two dogs can easily eat 20 cookies in a two week time span.
Thank you BigDIYIdeas.com for this fabulous recipe!