You guys, Can you believe that it’s already December? -And you know what that means, Santa is on his way soon. I must admit, I’m totally in the holly jolly mood. I honestly believe that I get happier each day that passes. With the Christmas specials now on television and the glow in my children’s faces, how can you not feel the excitement in the air? For us, we can’t help it. It’s here!
One of our family members that we could never forget about is our dog, Chloe. Oh yes, she is on the nice list this year and this paw mom will make sure that she gets the best treats.
That is when I thought about making homemade Santa Paw Peanut Butter Dog Treats for her. I saw a similar recipe online but I wanted to add peanut butter because it’s one her favorites. Especially along with chicken, now that’s her favorite.
For this recipe you will need:
- Dog Bone Cookie Cutter (you can find these at any craft store or even at Walmart)
- Whole Wheat Flour
- Parmesan Cheese (Grated or Shredded)
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Chicken Broth
- Baking Powder
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Cooking Spray
Preheat your oven to 375° degrees. Grab a large bowl and combine your wheat flour, old fashioned oats, and baking powder. Next, take your creamy peanut butter and chicken broth then add it to your dry mixture. With a wooden spoon blend the mixture together.
You will notice that your dough is crumbly. That’s totally fine. Press the dough together.
On a clean surface, add wheat flour. Knead your dough until it’s smooth. I also rolled the dough until it was shaped in a circle.
Ideal, you want your dog treats to be at least 1/2 inch thick.
Now take your bone-shaped cookie cutter and press down on your dough. Remove any scraps and place them aside. You can form them into a ball later to make more dog treats.
Take your baking sheet and spray non-stick spray on it. Add your bone-shaped peanut butter treats on, sprinkle parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove your doggie treats from the oven. Let them cool completely or place them on a cooling wire rack.
Once they have fully cooled, take your kitchen twine and wrap three of them at a time. Because I used a small bone-shaped cookie cutter, I was able to make 17 doggie treats from just one batch mixtures. Remember, if your doggie treats are thick, they will be larger once baked.
Also, my Homemade Santa Paw Peanut Butter Dog Treats are perfect for small to medium size dogs. Of course, larger dogs would still enjoy them but if you like a larger bone treat for your dog then use an extra large bone-shaped cookie cutter. But like you can see, my treats are large enough for all sizes.
So what you guys think? Do you pick up special snacks for your pets during the holiday season?
I would love to hear about your ideas.