This article appeared on Chomp & Chew, my weekly food blog for The Independent Florida Alligator
Feb. 23 is Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Show your pooch some proper pampering with this homemade dog treat recipe. The dough is super easy to work with and holds form when cut with any shape of cookie cutter, so get creative! With only six simple ingredients, these biscuits will have your pup bow-wowing over how tasty they are.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
From: Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 cup peanut butter, smooth
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-Preheat oven to 325° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
-In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and peanut butter until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix until completely combined.
-With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of parchment paper. Cut into desired sizes depending on the size of your dog and place on prepared baking sheet.
-Bake 15 minutes then remove from oven and flip all the biscuits over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until biscuits are hard and golden brown on both sides.
-Remove from oven and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Whether you’re appreciating your own pup, or just have an affinity for pets in general, check out the University Commons 5k-9 sponsored by Pledge 5 Gators this Saturday, Feb. 24. The $35 admission fee (discounts available) includes a t-shirt, complimentary gift bag worth over $100, a water bottle, breakfast and refreshments and participation medal and/or placement trophies. The event will also feature a pet expo and photo booth. For more information, check out the University Commons 5k-9 Facebook event page here.