A Bag of Bones

Do you know anyone that owns a dog and doesn’t keep dog treats in the house?  I can’t say that I do, or ever have. For that matter, I have known people who have spent more money on their pets then they have spent on themselves. We don’t quite fall in that category but we do keep a stash of treats on hand to encourage, or award for good behavior.  Or just because.

Since we’ve witnessed a lot of good behavior lately, and buying treats can be expensive, I decided to put my baking skills to work and make some homemade dog treats.

To start this project I bought a bone shaped cookie cutter for .79 cents, I  did a little on-line research, and checked my cupboards for likely ingredients and got busy.

Recipe:

2 c. whole wheat flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 c. peanut butter

1 c. beef broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease cookie sheet.

Mix all ingredients together.  Roll out dough with rolling-pin and cut with cookie cutter.  Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.  Allow treats to cool completely before packaging.

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These treats were a hit with our dog. Do you have a pet?  What kind is it?  Is it spoiled rotten?

 

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16 thoughts on “A Bag of Bones

  1. Hi! I am new to bloggiong and I have just discovered your fabulous blog!! I love to bake and I would love to try and make these doggie biscuits for my huge labradoodle. He is lying at my feet with his paws curled around my legs as I am writing this all the way in Chester, England! I am not sure how to see the details for this recipe, all I can see at the moment is the photographs. Can you help me? Thanks!
    An

  2. Awww…! These are cute and I think my dog needs a treat. I’ve seen some dog treat recipes calling for some odd ingredients but this one is totally doable! I love that you shared a dog treat recipe with us!

    I have two dogs but only one deserves a treat. That’s ok because the other one (the one that is a stinker) can’t handle treats. They don’t “sit well” with him lol. The big useful one is a shepherd, malamute, heeler mix that is big and protective but such a love. The little one is a bishon cavalier that acts like a spoiled cat and doesn’t care about the negative reinforcement he wants what he wants. You may find him on craigslist looking for a new home…

    Nene gets things like bacon and homemade bread for treats but she needs something just for her. 🙂 Pinkerton can just have a time-out!

    P. S. Sorry for the long comment.

  3. We have a cat…not a dog, but my parents do and I know they’ll love these! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing your dog-inspired treats. Sorbet is going to love them 🙂

  4. How cute are these dog bones? I don’t have any pets but I’m definitely making these for my cousins dogs! 🙂

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