This Christmas I made some edible gifts for various friends and family and had a few four-legged friends I didn't want to leave out: Tilly, Princess and Patch. I'd picked up some cute cookie cutters at Wal-Mart when I was in America in September and this seemed the perfect way to use them.
I looked online to find a good recipe for dog biscuits and liked this one. There's actually nothing in it that humans couldn't eat and I like the fact that it seems relatively healthy - no preservatives but also no sugar (though there is peanut butter). It was also very quick and easy to make.
3/4 cup skimmed milk
1 cup peanut butter
2 and a half cups wholemeal flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180C. In a bowl, beat the egg and the milk then add the peanut butter.
Add the flour and baking powder and work into a dough
This is the set of cookie cutters I got in Wal-Mart for only a couple of dollars. There's a paw, a bone and a dog shape; they are made of metal so quite sturdy and from the Wilton brand, so I think they're really good.
Roll out the dough and cut out the shapes.
I got about 20 thick cookies out of this mixture I think
Bake for about 15 minutes.
As these were a Christmas gift I packaged them in one of the tins I bought from Ikea, that I mentioned in a previous post. I also included a note listing the ingredients as I don't think people would want to give anything to their pets without knowing what was in it. My sister said her dogs really liked them!
Our letter for Alphabakes this month is D, and while this is a bit unusual there is nothing in the rules to state that bakes have to be for human consumption! So I am entering these dog biscuits in the challenge, which I am hosting this month.