Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Happy National Dog Day! In the past year or so, Paul and I have fostered 11 dogs and 1 cat. Most dogs come to us sick, needing love, attention, and to know they are safe. We’ve had court case dogs, pooches who have been over bred and discarded, provided hospice care and one really annoying, yet adorable puppy. We don’t size or breed discriminate, our fosters have ranged from 4 pounds to 80 pounds.

dog cookies
Our foster Fozzie loved these peanut butter treats. Any excuse to use a mustache cookie cutter, amirite?

I’ve found that just about every dog is obsessed with peanut butter. We try to limit the amount of peanut butter we give to dogs, as it does have some inflammatory properties. A little bit, like in the form of a treat, certainly won’t hurt though. It comes in handy when trying to house train an 8-year old dog, or getting a puppy to sit still for a nice picture the rescue can use.

menudo
Our current foster, Menudo. He is about to have one of his legs amputated. He is the sweetest thing, house broken, crate trained, doesn’t bark, sleeps most of the day, loves to cuddle, and is so cute that I squee all the time. Adopt him and you won’t be sorry.

Here’s some of the other dogs we’ve fostered this year.

Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Mix all ingredients together. (I find it easiest to use a hand mixer, as it gets really thick.)
  3. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin between 2 pieces of wax paper.
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut your desired shape. Or roll in small balls and flatten.
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15-18 minutes (depending on size of your treats), until golden brown. I find it’s best to cut off the oven around 10 minutes and leave them overnight to sit and cool, making them extra crunchy.

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