Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dogs Like Cookies Too

Hello to everyone. It's been a great weekend for me, even though I was working through most of it doing home improvement projects on properties, however, it was fun working with Evelyn. She provides entertainment in many ways and we just generally have a good time working side by side. We are now "pro" painters having painted quite a few rental properties now. It's getting fun turning a nasty looking property in to a nice, clean living area. Tearing up carpet and restoring hard wood floors, revamping kitchens, painting, and fixing problem areas are just a few of the challenges that we faced. All in all, we made it and we're back home on Sunday evening.

Recently (read a week ago) we came across the idea of making dog treats at home because of the fact that dog treats can be either a.) extremely unhealthy for the canines, or b.) extremely expensive if organic and all natural. So, in the essence of being frugal and health conscience for our mutts, Evelyn, being the "Susie home maker" that she is decided she would make some. Here's the recipe in all it's glory in case you have pups that you wish to spoil from time to time:

To make this organic, just buy the ingredients in organic options. Whole Foods usually has most of the items in organic form. Lots of chain grocers are carrying them now also though.
Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.
Here's where we got the recipe from (there are tons more on the site):

I want to give credit where credit is due so, in full disclosure, we got the idea from the show called "The Lazy Environmentalist" in which he discussed organic options for pets in an episode. We love to watch the show and get ideas. We're implementing ideas in to all facets of our life and are trying to be more conscientious of our actions and purchases that we make.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Oh, I think Chubbs will love these! So any tips on not burning them...reduce oven time, temp? Thanks for the recipe Ev! Mom

  2. No, you just have to watch them. They came out perfect the first time she made them. They are pretty simple in ingredient list and baking.

  3. BTW, we stole one of these from Ev the other night and gave it to Maggie ... she loved it. Thanks for posting the recipe.