We had so much fun on National Dog Day that we just couldn't pass up an opportunity to celebrate National Dog Week!
Our Twitter pals @DogTipper (husband & wife team, Paris and John) offered to share one of their go-to (doggie) recipes with us that's very paw-pular on their site, DogTipper.com. Let us know if you try it out and what your pooch thinks!
Peanut Butter & Carrot Dog Bones
Dog treats for your four-legged friend are easy and fun to make. Bone-shaped and other dog-related cookie cutters are fun but your dog won’t mind if you simply cut the dough into squares.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup multigrain cereal or bran flakes, crushed (do NOT use cereals with raisins)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients, adding the water just a spoonful at a time. The amount of water required will vary based on the moisture in the peanut butter.
Work the dough on a lightly floured surface. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle with more flour; if it’s too dry, add just a little water.
Roll out the dough to about a 1/4-inch thickness then cut with a cookie cutter.
Place cookies at least half inch apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes until both sides are lightly browned, then cool treats before refrigerating.