Sunday, December 5, 2010

Puppy Cookies

I know I can be a bit of an obsessive pet owner, but I think it's always nice to remember our furry friends at Christmas time.  My Christmas list includes 4 dogs, including my own and the neighbor kids (Georgie and Aadin) have a little mutt named Brutus.  With my little helpers, we made a LOT of dog treats.

Peanut Butter & Carob Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter , no salt or sugar added
  • 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses
  • Additional Flour for Rolling
  • 1 bag carob chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Whisk the flour, oats and baking powder together in a medium bowl.
  3. Gradually stir in the milk, peanut butter and molasses.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface.
  5. Knead until a soft dough forms.
  6. Roll out to 1/2" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool overnight in the oven or cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Dip or Sprinkle with melted carob chips
Storing: These peanut butter dog biscuits bake nice and hard and they can last for 2 weeks in a dog treat jar. If you prefer to bake a softer dog biscuit, be sure to refrigerate them for up to 3 weeks. The hard biscuits will be fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 weeks and both soft and hard dog treats will be good for up to 6 months in the freezer.

Little  hands cutting biscuits

Sadie supervising

We quickly learned that carob doesn't drizzle like chocolate, even with added milk.  Dipping was a much better option.  

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
2 tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325 ° F (165 ° C).

In a large bowl,dissolve yeast in water. Add stock, oil, cheese, drymilk, and herbs. Gradually blend in the flours and cracked wheat. Add enough wheat flour to form a stiff dough.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball and roll to 1/2-inch (12 mm) thick. Using pizza cutter, cut out small cube treats. Place on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4-inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk for the glaze. Brush the biscuits with glaze, turn and brush other side. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.

Wrap them up nice'n'pretty and put them in your puppy's stocking!

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