If you follow this blog, you might have seen the doggie cupcakes I made a couple of years ago for Hudson’s birthday. Well, I thought it was time I tried my hand at dog biscuits. I did a quick search and found this recipe on Caesar Millan’s website.
Ruby’s 9th birthday was last month, and for a special treat, I made her molasses-peanut butter sandwich cookies. This snack is not only delicious for dogs but is also filled with fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron.
Molasses and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
½ cup canned pumpkin (or pumpkin purée)
4 tablespoons molasses
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
½ cup peanut butter*
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water together in a bowl.
Stir until dough softens.
Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls on your hands (wet hands work best).
Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.
Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened.
To make these treats extra special — since it was Ruby’s birthday, after all — I decided to make sandwiches. I sliced them in half (similar to a mini biscuit), then spread a scant teaspoon on the bottom half and put on the top of the biscuit.
NOTE: I used Adams peanut butter. Any natural, unsweetened peanut butter should work. Make sure not to use almond butter, as almonds are not good for dogs.
Both Ruby and Hudson gobbled up their treats.