Quick Easy Dog Treats
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and thoroughly combined. Roll on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes. (Is there another dork besides me who has a dog bone cookie cutter that had only been used before on cookies for people?) Alternate method: Roll flat and use a pizza cutter to make very quick, no waste pieces. Cut the dough in about 1 inch strips across. cut them up and down into about 2 inch strips. The result will be a lot of rectangle pieces with a few odd ones from the edges. (Unless you roll yours in a rectangle to begin with, which was more trouble than I thought it was worth.) I promise your dog will not care about the shape. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or a non greased no-stick sheet. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. They will become darker brown and very hard. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a rack. Keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for about a week. Freeze for longer storage. ( Ours do not last long enough to freeze)
These are a snap to make. I did not use a spoon. I just dug in with my hands and kneaded it until everything was mixed completely. It might have taken me 2 minutes. I patted them out on a floured cutting board and rolled them about between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. I only cut a few with the dog bone cookie cutter. The rest I just used the pizza cutter method. Shelby does not prefer one over the other. All she cares about is the peanut butter flavor.
We all tried a bite of one cookie treat. They taste like a whole wheat peanut butter cracker without salt. I guess I could have just as easily made these for us also, but I think Shelby might give me her famous "If I could I would eat your face right now" look. Your treats are safe Shelby!