Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

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I think this Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe may be a new favorite at our house. I found this recipe easy to make – I already had all of the ingredients on hand, the dough cut out perfectly and the house smelled yummy as they were baking.

Makes 30-40 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup Peanut butter

1 cup beef or chick broth

3/4 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 egg

3 cups whole wheat flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats and broth. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in peanut butter, cornmeal, almond milk, Cheddar cheese and egg.
  4. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  5. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Let cool on racks. Store in covered container and refrigerate or freeze.

Because I make a new dog treat recipe every week, I find myself with a surplus of cookies. So to lighten the load on my freezer, I’ve started to share my homemade treats with the Toronto Animal Services’s South Shelter (located at Horse Palace). This week’s lucky recipients of yummy free treats include a beautiful lab named Dexter and Farley, a cute miniature poodle.  PetGuide’s hope is that these natural treats give them a small taste of home, and remind them that we care, while they wait for their “forever home” from a future family. And if you have extra homemade dog treats or want to give something special during the holiday season, whipping up a batch to donate to your local shelter is a wonderful idea.