Friday, August 8, 2008

Moose treats!

No not the very large animal with antlers, my Moose. My 12 pound bundle of fury, my constant companion, the shadow that follows me everywhere, and I do mean everywhere (I can’t even go to the bathroom without him sitting in front of the pot waiting). That was probably too much info huh? My Johnny Cash loving, feet warmin’, smotherer of kisses, sweet baby boy, Moose.

I realized that he is one member of my family who I have neglected when it comes to the treat department, one very small furry member. I decided it was time to make Moose some home made dog treats. He is fussy when it comes to his treats. If it’s soft and chewy, he gobbles it right down. If it’s a hard biscuit, he puts it in his mouth, walks all over the house, or yard, carrying it between his teeth, crying and whimpering until he buries it. No, we don’t buy him hard biscuits but our mail lady loves Moose and has a treat ready for him every Saturday. He will run to her at lightening speed, immediately sit for his treat and then he’s off to hide it. It’s really comical to watch. I’m sure they are at least 2 dozen biscuits decaying in my yard right now.

I searched for days and days for a dog biscuit that didn’t look like it would cook up too hard. I know he’s loves peanut butter, so I thought these would be a hit, and they were.

This recipe make quite a few dozen treats. I doubled the recipe and boy oh boy do we have lots of dog treats now! I have 5 different sizes of bone cookie cutters, so I could make different sizes for all our doggie friends.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup water
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine oil, peanut butter, and water. Add flour 1 cup at a time, and then knead into firm dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with small bone shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 350 for 15 -18 minutes. I pulled them out of the oven at 15 mins so they would be a bit chewier. Move to cookie rack to cool.

We even made a Moose, for Moose.

See him smilin'? He loved his treats!
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