Today's cooking project was a first for me. I made homemade doggie treats, and what's really strange about that is that I don't even have a dog. My only household pets live in an aquarium. My grandchildren do have dogs, though, so I made the doggie treats for their dogs, Rascal and Buddy.
My friend Tammy gave me this recipe. She is a preschool teacher, and has made this recipe at school with her students. This was a part of the Mutt-i-gree Curriculum from the Pet Savers Foundation. After she told me about all the activities and how much the students enjoyed it, I knew that this recipe was something that I wanted to try as well, dog or no dog.
My grandson Landon came to spend the day with me today, and he brought some stuffed friends, Dog Vader, Brownie, and Bully with him because he knew we were going to be making doggie treats today.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together well. Roll or press out flat. Cut out with bone shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes on ungreased baking sheet. Turn off oven; leave treats in oven for an additional 20 minutes to harden.
Combine all ingredients.
Roll out flat. At first I lightly floured my surface, then soon realized that it is not necessary.
Cut out treats with a bone shaped cookie cutter. The cutter I used is about 2 inches long.
Landon also did a lot of the cutting.
After all the cutting is done, bake on an ungreased sheet pan at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
After the treats are baked, turn the oven off and leave them inside the oven for 20 more minutes to harden.
This recipe makes an amazing 100 treats.
Do you know a dog who would like one of these treats?