This seven ingredient recipe is the perfect treat for your best buddy. While your four-legged friend loves you unconditionally, these treats will only make his or her love stronger.
2 1/2 cups flour (you can use whatever type of flour you prefer)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (you can use natural if you prefer)
1 cup water
2 tbsp honey
1 cup oats
*Be mindful of all the ingredients if your pooch has allergies.
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder and the egg. Then add peanut butter, water, honey and oats. Fully combine until it forms a dough. The dough will be sticky and firm – I actually used my hands to fully combine the oats into the dough mixture.
Roll out the dough on a flat surface (or, if you’re like me and don’t have a rolling pin, flatten the dough with your hands!) to your desired thickness. I was able to spread the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness, though my cookies varied. Choose the cookie cutter of your choice (I chose a gingerbread man). These cookies do not spread or rise much when baking, so have this in mind when choosing the thickness and shape of your cookies.
Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 20-24 minutes*. Remove from baking sheet and transport to a wire cooling rack. Store in an airtight container. The recipe yields about 2 dozen cookies.
*I initially had the timer on for 20 minutes, and after the time was up, I decided to tack on an additional 4 minutes. I wanted the cookies to be a little bit more browned and crunchy, rather than soft and doughy. Depending on the consistency of the cookie that you and your pup prefer, you can adjust the baking time accordingly.
Now, it’s time for your pup to wait, patiently.
He didn’t think it could get better than the peanut butter spoon (yes, I always let him lick the spoon).
But boy, was he wrong.