Scout’s Christmas wish is for dog treats. If she could speak, her favorite things would be as follows (most definitely in order of importance): treats, sleeping in, more treats, playing outside, hedgehog squeaky toy, “Grandpaw” Stacy, and mom and dad. Patrick and I are resigned to being 7 and 8 on her list, though we differ on who is number 7 and who is number 8.
It’s only fair that Scout gets a small Christmas miracle, aka bribery from the “pawrents” to be ranked higher on her “favorite things” list. I made these coconut peanut butter treats for the first time about one month ago and Scout was obsessed. She insisted on sitting and staring at them on the counter until I would finally break down and give her another one.
If Scout’s obsession is any indication then I bet these would be a hit for your dog too. And, confession, I tried them myself to see what all the fuss was about (all the ingredients are suitable for humans)! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for your furry children and furry friends- just wrap them up with parchment paper, tie the bundle with a ribbon, and viola, you are now the new favorite human on the block.
P.S. You can see a picture of scout here, or all over my personal instagram @aliciastacy
COCONUT PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUITS
Recipe from: Pinch of Yum
This recipe makes ten large biscuits and 24 small ones. See below for quantity and dimension notes*
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon baking soda
2.75 cups whole wheat flour, or gluten free substitute
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all biscuit ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. If the dough gets stiff with the addition of the flour, give it a few kneads on a clean surface. Roll out onto a clean, slightly floured surface, about ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, I used these dog biscuit cookie cutters. Bake for 20 min on a cookie sheet, until firm. Cool completely and then glaze.
Glaze: Whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over the biscuits. Let the glaze firm up in a cool place; feel free to stick them in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Store the biscuits in a cool, dry place, in an airtight container. They will last about 1 week.
*The larger biscuits (pictured above) were 3.5 inches in length and the small biscuits 2 inches in length. I recommend giving some biscuits away to a friend as it’s probably more than one dog can eat before they go bad. If you are making these just for your own dog, I recommend halving the recipe.