I know, I know. Posting a recipe for dogs discloses that I am indeed a Crazy Dog Lady. But first of all, you probably already knew that, and second, I have some good arguments. Compared to store-bought treats, these are cheaper, more eco-friendly (no plastic bags), and you have full control over what goes in. But does Bodhi like them? Well, let's just say that he nearly bit my fingers off when I offered him a few from this batch.
The beauty of this recipe is that because it's extremely simple, it can easily be jazzed up. Just make sure that anything you add is safe for dogs (the ASPCA has some guidelines here) and try to keep the ratio of dry to wet ingredients equal (for example, if you want to add in an egg, don't use quite as much water).
Peanut Butter Dog Treats (makes about 3 dozen)
adapted from Allrecipes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
1/2 cup hot water
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Mix together the flour and baking powder.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter and hot water. Mix until smooth. Gradually add the dry mixture and mix well. Add a little more water if the dough is too dry, or flour if it's too wet.
4. Turn dough out onto your work surface and roll to 1/4" thickness.
5. Cut with a cookie cutter (you can find the bone-shaped one at Mignon) and place on a cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly brown. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.