Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

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One rather furry friend that gives me daily inspiration is my little pup Louie.  This dog, with his sweet and loyal disposition, has been such a blessing to our family.  When I am having a bad day, he seems to sense it and is always there for a cuddle and some good old moral support!  For the pet lovers out there, you know exactly what I mean.  There is something about a pet that can calm your nerves and sooth your soul.

To reward him for his devotion to our family, I like to spoil my little guy and occasionally make him some homemade dog treats.  He is obsessed with peanut butter, so that is why I chose this particular recipe, but there are lots of other great recipes for dog treats on this website: www.bullwrinkle.com

This is a super easy recipe with only 4 ingredients!  You can use cookie cutters to make cute shapes, but for the sake of time, I usually use a pizza cutter to quickly make square sized treats!

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Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well.  Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead.  Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.  Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown.  Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.  It notes in the recipe that the treats burn easily, so depending on your oven, you may want to adjust the time. (I have found 20 minutes is perfect in my electric oven.)

Here is Louie, waiting ever so patiently for his treat!  He knows when I am cooking these and will hang out in the kitchen until they are done!

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