Good-Dog Treats

Photo: Marge Perry; Treats: David Bonom and Marge Perry
Wrap up a bundle of homemade dog treats, flavored with yummy peanut butter, to gift to the dog lover in your life.

Yield:

Makes 24-27 (3-inch) treats

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Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup brewers yeast
1/3 cup natural chunky peanut butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons canola oil

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large shallow baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine the flour, wheat germ and brewers yeast in a medium bowl. Whisk together the peanut butter, egg, broth and oil in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir with a spoon or rubber spatula until a rough dough forms. Knead the dough in the bowl 5-6 times until it comes together.

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to a 1/4-inch thickness. With a 3-inch dog bone shaped cookie cutter, cut out treats and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Press all the scraps together, kneading once or twice, then roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out more treats; repeat if necessary.

4. Bake treats until lightly browned and fairly hard, rotating the pans from top to bottom once, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely; biscuits will harden as they cool. Store in an airtight container.

 

Note:

Marge Perry,