It was Hayden’s Birthday yesterday and I can’t believe he’s already nine years old! Today, I made him some delicious (they smelled delicious) homemade dog cookies – I know I’m such a good brother.
I saw this recipe on a towel in my neighbor’s kitchen with the heading “Healthy Dog Cookies” and decided to try them out. However, I swapped out cornmeal for another helping of rolled oats. Although, I sent the 1/2 cup of rolled oats through the food processor. They are really simple to make and if didn’t know they were dog cookies, I would have been eating the dough myself!
I had two different sized cookie cutters. I was able to make 90 cookies from the 1.5 inch cookie cutter, and 32 from the 2 inch cookie cutter. So over 122 cookies in total! I made two batches of these to split between the 15 dogs in our family for Christmas. They loved them!
Homemade Dog Cookies
- 1.5 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup safflower oil
- 3 tbps natural peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup white flour + more for rolling
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup crushed or food processed rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix together water, eggs, safflower oil, peanut butter, and vanilla.
- Combine the flours and oats.
- Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick, use flour as needed when rolling out. The dough will be slightly sticky so you can use the flour generously.
- Cut into dog-cookie shapes.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Turn off the oven and leave in for 20 more minutes.