Homemade Dog Treats

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Like most girls, I’ve thought about what my wedding will be like….err maybe only once or twice (or three times). I think a farm wedding in the summer would be straight up dreamy;  with a barn, and tall grass, mason jars and fireflies–it’d be magic. It got me sort of thinking about how awesome it would be to have a petting zoo, too. A freakin’ petting zoo! How amazing would that be?!  Now, I usually have huge issues with petting zoos, because while I LOVE petting farm animals, I don’t really dig petting goats–they kinda suck.  I don’t get them. We don’t get each other.  And that’s usually all petting zoos consist of…that and random chickens that want nothing to do with you. Kinda boring.

So at my future wedding’s petting zoo, there will be animals I do wanna pet like dogs, cats, pigs, and miniature horses.  And I will pet them in between dances and knocking down champagne, and so will my guests.  It’ll be lovely.

And you know how you you’re supposed to give guests, like, a little gift bag or something? Well, I’d want to give the animals gifts too.  I’d probably give the pigs the leftovers from the reception, the miniature horses would get some sweet apples, I’d give the cats some private time…and the dogs, well, I’d make them these homemade treats.  I bet they’d really like them because I gave them a try and they’re not half bad. Sooo if your dog is peering over your shoulder as you’re reading this blog post, you can tell them this: these treats have a predominate peanut buttery taste, the texture is hearty and nourishing due to the rolled oats, and the finish has a lovely hint of coconut and chicken.  Yum!

{Chuck and my little brother, Daniel.  Chuck will be getting a care package this week and these will be included–he’s pumped about them.}

Homemade Dog Treats

Recipe tweaked from Shared Sugar

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I added virgin coconut oil to the batter because it’s awesome for dogs and humans alike.  If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, and don’t want to run to the store, simply replace it with olive oil.

1/2 cup of peanut butter (I used the creamy kind)

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (or olive oil)

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together peanut butter, honey, oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick. Use a small bone cookie cutter to cut out cookies. My cookie cutter was a 5-inch bone-shaped , but for small dogs you may want to use a small cookie cutter (around 2″). Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible. Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

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Chris January 31, 2014 at 8:12 pm

My dog Chippy loved this recipe…and so did I! We could eat this everyday!

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Vanessa February 8, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I baked these for my dog, but my husband and daughter keep eating them. She wants to take them to school for a snack.

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Adrianna Adarme February 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hahaha! So funny and cute!

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Ann February 9, 2014 at 3:18 am

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
My puppy loves cookies made ​​on this recipe:
Ingredients:
6 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c applesauce
3/4 c molasses
1/2 c honey
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.Combine all of the ingredients in your mixer with a dough hook. Turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut it with cookie cutter or simply with a pizza cutter. Place them on cookie sheets and poke each in the center with a fork.
Bake for 8 minutes and turn oven off, keeping oven door closed. Let the treats sit in the oven until hard about 1-2 hours.

You may be interested to see my collection of recipes of homemade dog treats (snacks, biscuits, cookies and bones) :
http://www.pinterest.com/gornoz/recipes-for-homemade-dog-treats-cookies-and-bones/

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Sydney July 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Do you need molasses for this recipe?

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Adrianna Adarme July 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm

There’s no molasses in this recipe.

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I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

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Corie March 8, 2014 at 8:21 am

I was wondering what you could use to replace the wheat and chicken in this recipe. My dog is allergic to both but this recipe sounds awesome.

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Adrianna Adarme March 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

Hi Corie,

Yes, I actually have this recipe:

http://acozykitchen.com/grain-free-dog-treats/

Which is grain-free and doesn’t use any chicken broth.

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Corie March 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Thank you so much! I’m so excited to make these today.

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Susan Calise June 2, 2014 at 6:30 am

Hi I have 2 dogs and they are losing there teeth . But they love soft treats is there any thing I can substitute the flour with so it will hold together but maybe make them a little more moist. Also can I leave out the chickean broth and add some thing else like mashed bananas. Please help me make my dogs happy. Thank you Susan Calise

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Adrianna Adarme June 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

Hmm…I’m not quite sure. I haven’t tested this recipe in this way. You can feel free to substitute the chicken broth with water. You can also cut down on the baking time tremendously. I’d say bake them in half and remove them when they’re a teeny bit golden brown on the edges but still really soft on the inside. Let them cool completely and they should be a bit softer. Hope this helps!

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