I have a love-hate relationship with baking. I love baking. But I hate having mountains of goodies sitting around the house just tempting me. One good solution is to bake for other people. Neighbors, friends, coworkers. The problem is, they’re excited at the beginning, but eventually they start hating you for making them fat, too.
Well… I’ve found another solution! Baking for Kaiser!
All I have to do is crack the lid on a jar of peanut butter and Kaiser is in the kitchen in under 10 seconds. So when I found a recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Treats, I had a feeling they’d be a hit.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
(from The Doggy Dessert Chef)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and assemble ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Mix well and knead into a ball.
Roll the dough out in batches on a piece of parchment or floured surface to about 1/4″ thick. I once again got creative with the rolling pin.
Use cookie cutters to cut the treats. If you don’t have super cute bones and paws, Christmas trees will work just fine. I swear, Fido won’t care.
Transfer all the treats to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 15-20 minutes until slightly brown.
(Side note: have you noticed some new fun dishware lately? Thanks, Mom, for the bday package!)
Time to see if Kaiser likes the treats…
Yup! He scarfed them down and wouldn’t leave my side for the rest of the afternoon.
So… Nick’s been known to eat the dog treats out of the bulk bins at PetCo, something I find horribly repulsive. His favorite are the carob chip cookies, followed by the ones that look like vanilla Oreos. He also eats Kaiser’s freeze dried cheese treats, and I think he probably once tried a Milkbone.
The thought of eating storebought dog food makes me gag a little, but I figured since I’d made these treats with only 3, very human, ingredients, they’d be safe to try. So… I… gulp… ate a dog treat.
It tasted like a very bland, sugarless peanut butter cookie cracker. If they started making peanut butter Communion crackers at church, that’s what they’d taste like. In other words, not very good. Why Kaiser goes bonkers over these things is beyond me, but he does, so hurry up and make them for your pups!