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Before today, I've never made dog treats in my life. I'm the kind of person whom typically pays for those uber gourmet treats, especially the cute ones! Since this is the "Year of Firsts" for me, I decided to take on the challenge of making my very own.
I did a little background research on what types of biscuits and biscuit ingredients would be best for Duchess at The Dog Treat Kitchen. This site has plenty of great recipes from simple biscuits to the more meaty varieties. I went with the simplest recipe the first time trying my hand at canine creations and I received two barks up!
This recipe requires only 4 ingredients and if your children happen to mistake them for cookies it really is no big deal!
2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats (I used quick oats and they worked fine)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups hot water
Mix all ingredients together. You may need a little more flour as you knead the dough to get an even consistency.
Sprinkle flour on your rolling surface and roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Use any style cookie cutter you wish. Here at Texas Homemaking the shape of Texas makes for an adorable dog biscuit!
Place biscuits on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool before serving.
In a sealed container these treats will last 1 week at room temperature; 3 weeks in the fridge; and 6 months in the freezer. They would also make adorable gifts for the dog-lovers in your life!
Have you ever made dog biscuits before? If so, share some pointers or a favorite recipe with me, I'd love to try them out...for Duchess, of course!