Peanut Butter Cranberry Dog Cookies

 

Me an BooBoo did some bakin one night...we made peanut butter an cranberry cookies for all our friends (exceptin kitty friends...for thems we made fish cookies). Then I received some requests for mommy's recipe. So we posted the recipe for all our friends, so they can make them anytime they want. Yum! An...you can use any shape cookie cutter, even ninjabread men cookie cutters! We still give them to our friends as gifts from time to time. Here's our recipe...

 

Makes: about 3 dozen 2-inch cookies

 

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 cup grape seed oil

2 eggs

3 tablespoons organic peanut butter (as sugar free as possible; minimal molasses)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour

3/4 cup barley flour or gluten-free quinoa flour

1/2 cup gluten-free oats or whole barley

1/2 cup gluten-free cornmeal

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

 

2. In a medium bowl combine the water, grape seed oil, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Set aside.

 

3. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, oats/barley and cornmeal. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir well to combine. Fold in the chopped cranberries.

 

4. On a well floured surface roll the dough out to about a 1/3 of an inch thickness. Using your dog’s favorite cookie cutter shape, cut out the treats and transfer to a baking sheet.

 

5. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the treats in there, allowing them to cool and crisp. Store in an airtight container.

 

REGARDING THE GRAPE SEED OIL…There has been no evidence that grape seed oil is toxic to dogs. In fact there has been a lot of research that proves it can reduce free radicals and it decreases the chances of your dog developing chronic diseases. Many Holistic pet food store products contain grape seed oil and there has never been an issue with the grape seed oil.

 

Garlic in a dog food is also ok, it's healthy and cleans the blood just like in people.

 

I use Bob’s Red Mill flours and grains. Enjoy!