During these dog days of summer, we like to stay in our air-conditioned homes as much as possible. Looking for a project to pass the afternoon? Whip up a batch of nutty treats for your favorite canine companion! Dogs go wild for these simple and all-natural biscuits, and youâ€™llÂ have a great time making them.
Start by mixing 4 cups of whole-wheat flour, 2 tbsp. of baking powder and 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats in a large bowl. Once theyâ€™re combined, add 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of smooth organic peanut butter.Â Use your hands to knead the mixture until it forms a soft dough.
Lightly flour a tabletop and roll the dough out to Â¼ inch thickness. Use small cookie cutters or a pizza wheel to slice the dough into bite-sized shapes. Arrange the dog biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and bake them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Remove them to a cooling rack. When the dog treats are completely cool, transfer them to an airtight container with a lid. Theyâ€™ll keep for about a week in that container. If you want them to last longer, store them in the freezer for up to three months. (Just donâ€™t forget to thaw them out before giving them to Fido!)
Have you ever made homemade dog treats? What are some of your pupâ€™s favorites?