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Whether you like one that’s soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy, everyone enjoys a good cookie! Even our dogs deserve a sweet treat from time to time. Store-bought dog biscuits are okay, but why not spoil your pup a little by giving him or her something you made yourself? Better yet, why not make something the whole family can enjoy? Both two-legged and four-legged members of your household can indulge in these tasty cookies. The simple ingredient list and speedy preparation will make this your go-to weeknight dessert. Here’s how you can make quick and easy homemade dog (and people) treats everyone will love:
To prepare these cookies, you’ll only need four simple ingredients: peanut butter, honey, flour, and baking powder. Check out the video below to a full walkthrough on how to make these tasty treats. The written instructions can be found below the video.
Instructions To Make The Best Homemade Cookie Dog Treats!
Since most of us keep these items on hand in our pantries, you probably won’t even have to make a special trip to the grocery store to whip these up. That makes these a great after-dinner dessert to make on a whim. If the kids are whining and the dog is begging, a batch of these cookies is an easy fix!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, measure out ½ cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of honey and ½ cup of flour. In a large mixing bowl, use a spatula to blend together the peanut butter and honey before adding in the flour. Mix until the flour is well-incorporated and a dough forms. Don’t overdo it on the mixing or you’ll end up with cookies that are a tad on the tough side. Your pup probably won’t care either way, but you human family members will probably enjoy these more if they just have a nice, slight chew to them.
Next, drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. Make sure you leave plenty of room between each cookie so they don’t run together when they spread during the baking process. For a traditional crisscross pattern, dip a fork into a bit of cold water before pressing some vertical and horizontal stripes in the center of each one.
Put your cookies in the oven and let them bake for around 15 minutes. You may want to take them out a little sooner for softer cookies or leave them in for an extra minute or two if you prefer a more crunchy texture. Oven temperatures can vary as well, so be sure to keep an eye on these as they bake. However, even if you let them burn a bit, they’ll provide the perfect way to help your dog reduce his or her tartar build-up.
Once your cookies are golden brown, take them out of the oven and put them on a cooling rack or plate until they’re cool enough to eat.
Now you have a delicious treat for the whole family! Your kids are sure to love being able to share their goodies with Fido. This recipe makes about a dozen cookies, but it can easily be doubled for bake sales, cookie swaps or doggie get-togethers at the park. You can even use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to make biscuits to give as gifts for your friends. Put a few cookies in a mason jar and tie some ribbon around the lid for a unique present any dog lover will be thrilled to share with his or her furry pal. If you’re making these treats just for the mutts in your life, you can even try adding in some crumbled bacon or a little shredded cheese. Your pup is sure to go crazy for the flavorful combinations. These mouthwatering morsels will leave any dog begging for more!
Usually, people food isn’t the greatest thing to feed your dogs and dog food certainly isn’t intended for humans. However, with a recipe this simple and wholesome, everyone in the family can indulge once in a while. The preparation is so quick and easy, you’ll have a batch of tasty treats in a flash. So if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth and pamper your pooch at the same time, give this recipe a try. These homemade treats are guaranteed to get two thumbs and four paws up!