Peanut Butter Dog Cutout Cookies

We can’t forget our Canine “kids” during the holiday season!

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is extremely busy with Christmas shopping, decorating the house, holiday parties, baking, and cooking and a zillion other things we need to get done.  I’ve been baking Christmas cookies this weekend and I didn’t want the “boyz” (our dogs Irish & Bailey) to be left out.  I discovered this fantastic holiday treat I could bake for them. 

Our Canine “kids” are the ones that are so happy to see us when we come home they act like they haven’t seen us for months!  They are loyal, enthusiastic and give us unconditional love.  They are our constant companions and make us smile, laugh and fill our hearts with joy, so this Christmas and every day they deserve all the love and attention and special treats we can give them!  By the way, the “boyz” loved their peanut butter cookies!!

Peanut Butter Dog Cutout Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1 Cup lowfat or skim milk
  • 1/2 Cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and oatmeal.  Once that’s mixed, add the peanut butter and milk.  Stir it together until a dough forms.

Roll the dough out on a floured board, using cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.

Bake on the lightly greased cookie sheet for about 15-20 minutes.

Once cool, let your favorite pup enjoy before storing them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for longer storage.

Meet the “Boyz”

Irish and Bailey

They are “family” and have won my heart!

  

Meet Irish

Irish is a Boxer and was born on 9-11.  He just turned 8 which is 56 in human years. Irish was my first dog and we connected from the moment we met!

I held him in my lap on the way home and he looked up at me and looked directly into my eyes with his blue puppy eyes staring into mine and I melted!

 

We had some very trying times during his “puppyhood”!  Irish decided he wanted to chew on everything and anything – he chewed and chewed and chewed some more!  He chewed up rugs and chewed on the wood panes on our bay window, along with the door moldings!

Each day I came home I wondered what other mischief he had gotten into!

Anyone who has owned or known a Boxer pup knows how energetic they are!  If only I had 1/4 of his energy!!

 

Irish was almost a year old when I brought a new member into the house, Bailey the Cockapoo!

Meet Bailey

 

I only went to “look” at Bailey, but once I saw that furry little puppy with his black button nose and wagging tail there was no “looking”!  He was coming home with me!  He had the cuteness factor X 20!

Bailey and Irish were introduced and soon became inseparable!  All of Irish’s behavior problems vanished with Bailey now in our household!  Irish was lonely and needed a friend while we were at work!  Bailey was a blessing for all of us.

He has such a great personality and is always happy and constantly wagging his tail.  Bailey loves everyone!  He is my wonderful happy boy and a great companion for Irish!

Aren’t dogs incredible with their loyalty,

 exuberance and unconditional love?! 

What would we do without them!!