With a little supervision, kids can make these simple dog biscuits for your pet or for you both to take to your local animal shelter. Dogs will love to munch and crunch these treats a bunch!
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (if your dog is sensitive to wheat, use another type of flour, like coconut flour or rice flour)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth (or substitute 1 cup pumpkin or sweet potato puree and eliminate the water)
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1 egg
- cookie sheets and parchment paper
- rolling pin (optional)
- cookie cutters (optional)
While you preheat the oven to 350 degrees and ready the cookie sheets with parchment paper, have kids gather the dry ingredients and measure out the flour and oats into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, water, and egg. Kids may need some help using a fork or whisk to mix these ingredients.
Next, pour the peanut butter mixture in the large bowl with the flour and oats. Mix until the dough is stiff. It will also be sticky! You can add more flour if it is too sticky to work with.
If you plan to use cookie cutters, roll out the dough on a floured surface and let kids cut out the biscuits. Help them transfer the cut biscuits to the cookie sheets. If kids want to get more hands-on with the dough, have them roll it into small balls and place them on the cookie sheets. Let them flatten the balls with their hands and then use small measuring spoons to make impressions that look like paw prints.
Cook the biscuits for 40 minutes and let them cool overnight to avoid burning any doggie tongues! Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze them. Makes 24 biscuits.