Sometime last week, Maggie from Oh My Dog! promised that she’d be sharing a recipe for Christmas cookies for dogs that was super easy, so I was on pins and needles with anticipation to read it. I knew it would be healthy and was hoping that it would be as easy as advertised and I wasn’t disappointed on either front.
Despite the fact that I have been super-stressed-busy these past few weeks, I really wanted to
add more to my plate make some nice healthy treats for the dogs and if they were good, Julius expressed an interest in gifting some to the other pooches in The Bully Collective. The recipe did turn out to be super easy and Julius, who is a super picky treat eater, gave them two paws up.
You can find Maggie’s original recipe in the link above, but here is how we did ours.
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth, crunchy, doesn’t matter)
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 “squeezes” of honey
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, or you can coat them in a light layer of olive oil if you don’t have parchment on hand.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: the flour and baking powder, and any other seeds or seasoning you decide to throw in.
Then, drop in the peanut butter, add the hot water, and stir. You want the dough to be sort of like bread dough and you can adjust water or flour to your needs. Mine was a smidge moist, but after flouring my rolling surface and the rolling pin with more rice flour, it was good to go. Cut out shapes and bake for 20 minutes. I rolled to just about a 1/4 inch thickness which worked out pretty well.
Julius notoriously acts like I’m trying to poison him when I give him new things to try but he really, really liked these cookies, so I think they are winners.
Many, many thanks to Maggie for sharing what will be a staple in our household.