Making homemade dog biscuits is as simple as baking cookies, and they're a healthy and inexpensive alternative to commercially prepared biscuits. While applesauce is a tasty and healthy additive to your dog's favorite treat, it can also be easily substituted for some or all of the oil in the recipe.
Give the cookie sheets a light coating of baking spray, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour the flour, oats and baking powder into the mixing bowl; stir the dry mixture with the spoon.
Add the peanut butter and applesauce, and stir the mixture thoroughly. It will turn into a dough.
Scrape the dough out of the mixing bowl with a spatula onto a countertop or cutting board sprinkled with additional flour. Knead the dough for one to two minutes until it is smooth.
Roll the dough out to a quarter-inch thickness; use cookie cutters to make desired shapes. Place them on the cookie sheets.
Bake the biscuits for 25 minutes; they should be slightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store the biscuits in an airtight container in the pantry or refrigerator.
Items You Will Need
- 3 cups white or whole wheat flour, plus more for kneading
- 2 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup peanut butter (preferably chunky)
- 1 cup of applesauce, unsweetened
- Baking spray
- 2 cookie sheets
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Cutting board (optional)
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Storage container
- If the dough is too dry, add up to 1 teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil to keep it from crumbling.
- When substituting applesauce for oil in your dog's biscuits, start with just half applesauce first. Then adjust the amount upward in subsequent batches once you see how well it works.
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