Peanut Butter and Oat Dog Cookies

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Introduction: Peanut Butter and Oat Dog Cookies

So, let me start by saying that my dogs (Benjamin and Astra) are my kids. I do make cookies for them often and this so far has been their favorite, so I thought I would share them with you.They are really simple to make and you do not need a special cookie cutter shape to make them. The peanut butter replaces butter in the recipe, making these even more irresistible to dogs!

The ingredients are items that you most probably have in your kitchen. So why not go and make these right now?


Side note - they are really delicious for us humans as well. I eat them un-iced with butter, jam and cheese. Much better and healthier than any store bought cookies, for us and for our furry kids.

Supplies

Mixing Bowl

Oven

Stove Top

Baking Tray

Baking Paper

Wax Paper

Rolling Pin

Saucepan, small

Bowl for dipping

Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients


Dough

  • 1 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 40ml honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (Xylitol Free)
  • 150 ml water

Icing

  • 80ml coconut oil
  • 60ml peanut butter (Xylitol Free)

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

1. Turn the oven on the 180°C / 356°F

2. Place all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

3. Stir until combined

Step 3: Wet Ingredients

4. Add the peanut butter and water. It will be a slightly moist dough.You may need a little more water, be sure that it is not dry.

Step 4: Combine

Note - It will be a slightly moist dough. You may need a little more water to be sure that it is not dry.

Step 5: Flour

5. Flour a sheet of wax paper or baking paper. (less clean up).

Step 6: Dough!

6. Divide the dough in two and place one half on the floured surface. Lighty dust with flour to ensure the dough does not stick to the rolling pin.

Step 7: Roll

7. Roll out the dough to around 10mm.

Step 8: Cut Out

8. Cut out long strips. They don't have to be perfect, just have fun!
9. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Step 9: Tray

10. Place the strips carefully on a baking tray lined with baking paper or if you do not have baking paper, use a little oil or butter to grease the tray. Leave space in between the cookies for expansion.

Step 10: Bake

11. Bake the cookies for 20 - 25 minutes. My oven does take longer than most so do check early. The cookies should be light brown underneath.

12. Place the cookies on a cooling rack or a plate.

13. Place the tray in the fridge to cool. This makes icing them easier as the coconut oil will adhere more readily.

Step 11: Icing

14. While they cooling, make the icing by placing a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the coconut oil and peanut butter. Allow all to melt. Stir to combine. Do not boil. Pour into a rectangular dish. The cookies need to be able to fit into the dish. If you do not have a dish that works well, spoon the icing over the cookies.

Step 12: Cover

15. Once the cookies are cool, dip them into the icing. Making sure to cover them completely.


16. Place cookies into the fridge so that the icing can set. This can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how hot your icing was when you dipped the cookies. The cooler the icing, the quicker they set.

Step 13: It's All in the Taste

17. Let your fluffy kids taste test. They love them, right? Benjamin and Astra (seen gobbling up the treats in the photos) have one every day as a healthy treat.

18. BTW ... You can taste them too ... they are 100% suitable for humans :) Spread some butter over them when they are un-iced. Add cheese and jam ... yum!

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    10 Comments

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    SamF2016
    SamF2016

    1 year ago

    I don't even have a dog, they look so good I'm making them for myself! Great job, thanks for sharing!! 😃👍

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    CharleneLutge
    CharleneLutge

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! I look forward to creating more fun recipes to add to Instructables :D

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    CharleneLutge
    CharleneLutge

    Reply 1 year ago

    HI, thank you, I am aware of the dangers of xylitol. I have not seen a peanut butter that contains it yet but I will add to the ingredients that people must be sure to check the peanut butter before they buy it. Thank you.

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    Lea Frazier
    Lea Frazier

    Reply 1 year ago

    Could one use a natural peanut butter that only lists peanuts and salt as the ingredients?

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    CharleneLutge
    CharleneLutge

    Reply 1 year ago

    The more natural the peanut butter the better. So only peanuts and salt will be fine. Just be sure to stir your butter up in the jar as with natural butters, the oils sometimes separate. It's still very much edible, it just means that no emulsifiers have been added to keep the ingredients together.

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    Suejack61
    Suejack61

    1 year ago on Step 13

    These look great! I'm going to try them today for my Husky Joe. Hopefully he'll let me have one too! ❤🐾❤

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    CharleneLutge
    CharleneLutge

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much :) ❤ How did they come out? Did Husky Joe let to try one?

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    Well done, these look great for the pups! : )

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    CharleneLutge
    CharleneLutge

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you very much :) I have to make another batch soon ...