Homemade Dog Biscuits

Happy 2013! 
I’ve got some big things planned for both A New (England) Life and A New (England) Shop this year and I hope you’ll stick around to check them out (Have I mentioned how much I love sharing with you folks?) Expect more recipes, money saving tips, and stories from life on the homestead.

and now for the point of this post…

I love giving homemade gifts for Christmas.  It allows me to give very personal and thoughtful gifts without spending a lot of money.  I always have a lot of fun finding new things to make and this year was no different.  We ended up giving out jars of homemade pickles, hand painted coffee mugs and these super simple dog treats.  The ingredients are all things you probably have in your pantry, they mix up in no time, and Fenway (our taste tester) was a big fan.

Not the prettiest things in the world but the dogs didn’t mind

ingredients:
1 and 1/3 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons molasses
1 cup warm water

You had everything in your pantry, didn’t you?

Directions:
Mix all ingredients (add water last, it helps to soften the peanut butter) until it forms a dough, very similar to sugar cookies.
Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth
Roll out dough till around a 1/2 an inch thick (note: these won’t rise so make them as thick as you like)
Use cookie cutters to make into fun shapes or just cut them into rectangles like I did
Bake at 350 until hard to the touch (approximately 20 minutes)
Allow them to cool completely before storing them in an air tight container or giving them to dogs

*These should last a few weeks if stored properly

F for Fenway

*Linking up with: Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways

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