By Courtney Roper
When you think of going to a cookie exchange, you assume you are going to see a ton of gorgeous, edible cookies right? Well the last thing I expected to see when the recipes started rolling in was one for dog cookies. This was BRILLIANT! Courtney owns 2 adorable rescue dogs and being a dog lover and owning 2 rescue dogs myself, I couldn’t wait to see her canine creation.
Courtney’s Peanut Butter Poochie Treats did not disappoint. She packaged and labeled them clearly that they were for dogs, so each person got a cute little “doggie bag” (sorry I couldn’t help myself) to take home. I put the cookies to the test and let my pooches nibble on a few of these. They loved them, and begged for them all night. These treats are healthy and super easy to make. Apparently, everyone else at the cookie exchange was as impressed as I was with Courtney’s originality, and her recipe won “Most Unique”.
Courtney claims to not be a very good baker and I’d have to say that I thought she did a great job making these treats all by herself.
Then I found out that her secret was she had two little helpers!
- 1 1/2 cups white flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- Place both flours in a medium mixing bowl and blend with a whisk. Add hot water and mix thoroughly until moistened.
- Add peanut butter and mix until blended.
- On a lightly floured board, knead for 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle half the cornmeal evenly over a sheet of waxed paper.
- Place dough in center and sprinkle remaining cornmeal over top of dough.
- Roll to 1/4″ thick. Cut with a cookie cutter or cut into rectangles.
- Place on sprayed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. If you wish harder treats, bake for 40 minutes. These will be slightly puffy in style.
Makes 24 -30.