Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

This healthy recipe for dog biscuits has only four ingredients – whole wheat flour, rolled oats, peanut butter and water. If your dog has wheat allergies, try making these with another flour like rice or potato. Water may need adjusting. They last for one week at room temperature when kept in an air-tight container. Or store them for up to three weeks in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer. Make sure to defrost the biscuits before tossing them to your canine friends. If your pooch is small, use a small cookie cutter. If man’s best friend is a burly brute, make larger biscuits.

Ingredients:

2 c. Whole Wheat flour
1 c. Rolled Oats
1/3 c. smooth or chunky peanut butter
1-1/4 c. hot water
Additional flour for rolling

Preparations:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and oats. Mix in the peanut butter and hot water. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.

2. Knead the dough well. Round it into a ball and cover with plastic wrap and let rest 15 minutes.

3. Heat oven to 350-degrees. On floured parchment paper, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters of choice. Since the dough doesn’t spread while baking, you can cut the biscuits close together. Remove scraps and pick up the parchment by opposite ends and transfer toa baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

4. Bake 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave them in the oven to cool overnight. The drier they get, the longer they will stay fresh. If you can’t wait that long, cool them completely on a wire rack and treat your doggie to a guilt-free snack.

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