Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peanut Butter Shortbread Dog Cookies

A great big THANK YOU to all our past, present, and future Veterans.  You make our country so very proud!  A long weekend makes for some free time that needs an activity.  What eats more time than some hard core baking.  We made soft pretzels, crackers, and muffins.  But the one I want to share with you today is a quick peanut butter shortbread dog cookie that we made to satisfy our fur kids.  The dough is flakey in the beginning but don't let that deter you from giving this recipe a try.
Peanut Butter Shortbread Dog Cookies
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1/4 +1/8 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine flours and baking powder.  In a small bowl, whisk peanut butter and milk until smooth.  Make a well in the flour mixture and gradually stir in the peanut butter mixture until well blended.  Using your hands work the dough into a ball.  The warmth of your hands will help make the dough more workable, if you use chunky peanut butter don't be shocked if your peanut nibs come popping out, you can just roll them back in.  Knead the dough ball on a floured surface for two minutes.  With a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut the dog cookies into your favorite shape, I used a little heart cookie cutter.  Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with foil, parchment paper, or silpat.  Bake for 15 minutes at 400.  Cool on a rack and store in a sealed container in the fridge.
It took less than one cookie for everybody to be into these new treats.  Out with the store bought cookies in with the shortbread for my doggers! All the mixing, cutting, and baking took less than one hour.  Why not bake up a batch for your fur babies?
Keeping them happy,
Kelly, the origami ninja



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