Your dogs will love these Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits from Ina Garten. They’re just like making cookies for humans, except for dogs instead.
I have two dogs and this post is about them. Both have two very different personalities.
Colin is a Bishon and is very hyper. His tail is always wagging and he’s always getting into food on the table. He’ll look for food whenever he comes back inside to see if I’ve left any on the one of the tables in the dining room.
Jerry Lee is a Lhasa Apso and is a little bit more shy. He doesn’t like other dogs much but he really likes Colin. When those two are separated they go through withdrawal of each other. They can never be apart, because one of them would be depressed for the rest of their doggy lives. Jerry and Colin were both rescued from a puppy mill and Jerry spent more time there so he’s more timid around people. He has to check things out first before he tries anything like these dog biscuits. He brought it back to the couch and sniffed it for awhile before he started chewing on it. He’s always by my side too so it’s like I have a second shadow.
This is one recipe I couldn’t really test myself, because I’m not into eating dog food. The ingredients were all edible though and my dogs really liked them. If you’re in to eating dog food and dog treats by all means make these for yourself and just go for it. Just kidding.
- 1 1/2 cups stone-ground whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered or dry milk
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant), plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
- 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the two flours, the powdered milk, oatmeal, peanut butter and wheat germ. With the mixer on low speed, add the extra-large egg and 1 cup of water and mix just until it forms a slightly sticky ball.
- Dump the dough out on a well-floured board (I use all-purpose flour) and knead it into a ball. Roll the dough out 1/2-inch thick. Dip a cookie cutter in flour and cut out dog bone shapes. Collect the scraps, knead lightly, roll out again and cut more dog biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on the prepared sheet pan and brush with the egg wash. Sprinkle with oatmeal and bake for 1 hour, until completely hard. Cool and toss.