~~posted by Jen
I started making these treats for them awhile back, and they are Maya’s absolute favorite. My “boys” Zeus and Mickey love them too, and even the picky Miss Finn (her name is short for “Finnicky” because she has such high standards) scarfs these down.
Super easy to make, put them in a cellophane bag with a raffia bow, and it’s the perfect gift for the pets in your life, or even a friend or neighbor that has a beloved dog. If this is a gift for a human (to feed to their pet of course), make it even more special by tying an index card with the recipe (or even a link to our blog) printed on it and a cookie cutter to the bag or jar. Here’s how to make them:
Maya’s Favorite Peanut Butter Treats
This recipe makes about 75 small biscuits (36 large)
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c water
1/2 c. canola oil
3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread a good sized piece of wax paper on the counter, this is where you’ll roll out the dough to cut it.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal and rolled oats. Little by little, add in the remaining ingredients until it’s mixed well.
Spray your hands lightly with cooking spray, this is a little known trick when working with sticky dough to help keep it more manageable so you don’t end up with dough-covered hands!
Now knead the dough for just a minute or two with your hands, then place it on the waxed paper. Spray the dough lightly with cooking spray. Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray and set it down near your work area. Spray a rolling pin lightly with cooking spray and roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters to cut the treats out into desired shapes and sizes. I used gingerbread cutters this time, since most of these are being given away for gifts. Place the treats on your sprayed cookie sheet with a bit of space in between.
My boys Zeus and Mickey will love their presents from Santa Paws!! That is if I can keep Maya and Finn out of the kitchen long enough to get them all baked and packaged up. Somehow they know when the cookie cutters and pans come out that they can expect something yummy!