Monday, May 17, 2010

puppy dog treats!

ive been wanting to make homemade dog treats for awhile now but i had never gotten around to it.  well, finally today, i did!!

have you met charlie?  she is a yorkie poo and one of the sweetest little things i have ever met.  for a little dog, she is very calm and hardly ever barks.  she loves taking rides in the car and in my basket on my bike :)  for being four pounds though, she has tons of energy.  she will run and run and run until she makes herself sick... and then she will run some more.  haha.  she is a very good pup though and follows me around no matter where i am going.

these treats were really easy to make and more than likely, you have all of the ingredients in your house already.

peanut butter honey drops

1 cup rolled oats
1 egg
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup shortening (i used butter since its all i had)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1.  preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  heat the honey and peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
3.  combine the rest of the ingredients with the honey and peanut butter mixture.
4.  drop by 1/2 teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 mins.
5.  turn off oven but leave cookies in for about 5-7 mins. longer.
6.  take out and leave on cookie sheet.  let totally cool.

this makes about 40 treats so i would recommend freezing some and keeping the rest in the refrigerator.

i tried one... they arent too bad.  charlie likes them too :)  if you have any dog treat recipes, id love to try them out!

1 comment:

  1. carrot cookies
    4 C whole wheat flour
    1/4 C soy flour
    1 C wheat bran
    1/2 C dry milk
    1 C veg shortening
    1 C warm honey
    1 1/4 C finely shredded carrots
    1/4 C broth
    combine flours & milk, cut in shortening
    separate bowl: combine honey, carrots, broth
    Combine the 2, seal tightly, refrigerate 8hr
    bake 18-20 min at 375 degrees

    * obviously you can cut this recipe in half since shes so tiny.
    also, when you bake dog treats you shouldnt cover them because they mold, fast!
    you can just put them all in the oven for like 12 hours and that dries them out then they will last forever!............niki