Thursday, February 14, 2013

Craft Activity: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Valentine's Day isn't just about candy and hearts, don't forget your four-legged friends! They hike the trails and always greet you at the door.

Children will also love being able to help make their four-legged friend a healthy treat. Plus the added bonus is a lesson in measurements. Gather all the ingredients first and let everyone involved take a turn, no matter how small. Even give a small portion of the dough to let the kids roll out and cut out the treats. For even more fun, use cookie cutters.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 

1 1/2 cups white flour 

1/2 cup peanut butter (sugar-free and creamy)* the kind of peanut butter that is just peanuts, no salt or sugar
1 cup water 

2 tablespoons oil

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine wet ingredients. Mix the flour together and add to the wet ingredients, forming a dough. Knead into firm ball and using a rolling pin roll out to desired thickness.
Use a pizza cutter and cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Biscuits can be kept in the fridge for about 2 weeks or the freezer for 2 months.

*remember that dogs shouldn’t have onions, raisins, chocolate, walnuts, macadamia nuts, potatoes, salt, sugar, grapes

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