Simple Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

dog treats

 

 

My boyfriend and I will be getting a puppy this summer and I am oh so very excited! I have always wanted a pet, and dog sitting for his brother and sister in law has made me that much more excited for one. Their little furballs are full of so much love that you can’t help but love them.

Anyways, I have been reading a lot of dog training books and about what to feed dogs etc. I noticed that a lot of the dog treats are actually very expensive, and it may be healthier and cheaper to just make dog biscuits. Well thankfully, there are about 6 dogs I see regularly to be my taste testers. These simple treats seemed to b a big hit too!

 

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Yields about 40-50 treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cup whole wheat or all purpose flour (wheat is much healthier, but there isn’t anything wrong with all purpose)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a prepare a cookie sheet

1. Mix together sour cream, peanut butter, and milk

2. Whisk flour and baking powder

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until fully combined

4. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into dog bone shapes/cookie shapes of your choice

5. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to fully cool before serving!

 

 

Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Peanut Butter Frosting

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So I had lunch with my grandma this weekend. Which means I am now stocked with bananas, peanut butter, jam, rice, and mentos. I don’t know why she buys these items so much…but she always loves sharing them with her children and grandchildren.

I was a bit in despair with this increase of goods to my apartment, and whilst perusing the wonders of Annie, I saw her new post of fudge brownies with peanut butter frosting. And man was I excited. I got to use up my peanut butter, bake, and use goods I have already in my kitchen to make something that looks oh so delicious.

The brownie came out amazing and the frosting. Well, I may or may not have been snacking on it while waiting for the brownie to cool….

Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yields 12 brownies

Ingredients

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder +2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • pinch of salt

Directions

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Preheat oven to 325°F and prepare a 8″x8″ baking dish with greased parchment paper

1. Place the butter, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl

  • Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir occasionally until the butter is melted

2. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk until combined

  • Set aside until warm to the touch

3. Once warm, add the vanilla extract and eggs, stirring well after each addition

4. Fold in the flour

5. Spread into the prepared pan and bake in the oven for 25 min

6. Let the brownies cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack

Peanut Butter Frosting

1. In your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, peanut butter, and salt

2. Gradually add the confectioners sugar until light and fluffy

3. Spread over the brownies once they have cooled

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

peanut butter bacon cookies

Ok, So I maybe felt a little bad about not saving any bread for my coworkers and so I maybe decided to make something else to brighten up their day. Well..on Friday at our team meeting, we obviously started to discuss my baking and what needs to be done. My manager was all for peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses on top. That sounded good, but maybe some other time. We then started to discuss bacon. And oh my…Ron Swanson would be proud of this recipe I found on Joy’s blog. Peanut butter bacon cookies AND they are flourless?!? How much win can there be in 1 cookie?

The only downfall I can see is that due to the lack of flour and butter it crumbles relatively easily. But trust me when I say it doesn’t last long enough for you to want to complain!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Yields about 15 cookies

Ingrediants

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 °F and prepare a cookie sheet

2. In your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter and sugars

  • add the egg and baking soda and mix for an addition 2 minutes

3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on each cookie

4. Bake for 10 minutes, let stand for 3 before transferring to an airtight container