Over the years, I've strapped on my apron and pulled out my arsenal of baking supplies to make peanut butter dog treats as a birthday or Christmas gift to our darling family golden, Maggy, each time it seemed she fell more and more in love with me (or anyone kind enough to bless her with one of these little delights).
She is the most loyal, devoted, loving mother goose of our family home, always taking count of which ducklings are in the house, when the rest of her ducklings would be coming home, and she gives each duckling a quick sniff as they come through the door to make sure all is good.
She is always most content when everyone is home and gathered in the kitchen or family room. Mind you, there seems no way that this lovely soul could love our family any more than her big heart already does...that is, until these peanut butter puppy treats come out of the oven...
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Puppy Treats
makes about one cookie sheet full of puppy treat cutouts
-1 1/4 cups garbanzo bean/chickpea flour
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1/4 cup peanut butter
-2/3 cup hot water
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or non stick baking mat.
2. Wisk together flour and oats.
3. Add in peanut butter and hot water, thoroughly combine.
4. Roll dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.
5. Using a rolling pin, roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4" thick. Using a dog bone cookie cutter, cut shapes and place on lined baking sheet. (I used a large dog bone cookie cutter as well as a small round 2" cookie or biscuit cutter.
6. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off oven and leave cookies in as oven cools off, preferably overnight. The dryer the cookies, the longer they stay fresh.
Keep sealed at room temperature or store in the fridge or freezer if you believe they will last longer than a month...ours typically don't.
(your furry friend, not you, goof ball)