James Scott Bell is our guest today at IWSG. He's discussing high stakes.
Last year for Christmas, I made dog treats for all of my families’ four-legged friends. It was easy and fun. My nephews loved that they were making “Christmas Cookies” for their dogs.
This recipe was approved by my nephews’ dog, Troy.
NOTE: I understand some pet owners are especially careful of the foods their pets consume. You don't have to make these for your dog if you don't like the ingredients, but all of the dogs who tried the batch I made loved it.
|The dog treats we made.|
Homemade Dog Treats
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup of water (more if needed)
- ½ cup of vegetable oil (or whatever you prefer)
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- Cookie cutters
TIP #1: If you don’t want to use cornmeal, add more whole wheat flour.
TIP #2: You can leave out the vanilla extract, if you want.
TIP #3: You want the dough to be tough enough to roll out and make cutouts.
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cornmeal, and rolled oats.
3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and gradually pour in water, oil, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
4. Dust clean surface with whole wheat flour. Roll out dough to about ¼ inch thick.
TIP #4: Dust the rolling pin with whole wheat flour as well. Repeat as needed.
5. Place cookies on cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies sit inside it to harden.
6. Let cool then serve to your furry friends.