On a quest to find healthy, wholesome, and easy to make homemade treats for my dogs, I came across this recipe from DogTipper.com. Five wholesome ingredients, only 25 minutes in the oven? Okay, I’m in!
You know a treat is going to be a hit with your dogs when, as it’s baking in the oven, your home fills with an aroma that even you think smells delicious.
While I was making these, I had 2 dogs underfoot, barely able to contain their excitement about what was to come.
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You’ll see in the recipe below that when you roll out the dough for these treats, you can cut them with cute cookie cutters, like these bone-shaped ones, or you can simply make little dough balls. Using the cookie cutters is a little more work, but the result is oh so adorable, don’t you think?
My mutts are huge fans of peanut butter, and one of Nike’s all-time favorite foods is a sweet, juicy apple, so it was a given that these peanut butter and apple sauce cookies would quickly become a house favorite. I’m willing to bet your dog will love them, too!
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- 3 c whole wheat flour
- 2 c quick-cook oats
- 1 c peanut butter (smooth or chunky, your choice!)
- 1 c unsweetened organic applesauce
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface. If the dough is too loose and crumbly, you can add a 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil at this point.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and then cut into shapes with cookie cutters. If you don't want to use cookie cutters, simply make small dough balls.
- Place cookies on baking sheet, approximately 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake in preheated over for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Let cool and then serve.
- Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Have you tried these peanut butter and apple sauce cookies for dogs?
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