This Peanut Oatmeal Dog Treat Recipe is quick and easy, making it a great choice for busy days or for baking dog cookies with your kids.
If you home school your children, try using dog treat recipes as a home school project.
Or if you work with a youth group, 4-H group or scouts group, consider having the children make dog cookies as gifts—great around the holidays—or anytime!
This dog cookie recipe is easy enough for beginners (both young and old), and it will teach children basic cooking skills.
The finished dog cookies look just like oatmeal cookies for people, so watch the cookie jar for sneaky takers!
Peanut Oat Cookies have a nice crunchy texture, and they have chunky peanuts that add taste and smell interest for your pet.
Peanuts are good for your dog, but make sure that you don’t substitute walnuts in any dog cookie recipes, as walnuts can be toxic to dogs.
Cooking can be lots of fun with kids. Take time to experiment with different healthy dog treat recipes and teach your children to cook. They’ll love you for it!
Ingredients for Peanut Oatmeal Dog Treat
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup olive oil or heart healthy flaxseed oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Cream the oil, egg and vanilla together.
- Mix the dry ingredients (except the peanuts) in another bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix well.
- Stir in the peanuts.
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet with shortening or spray it with vegetable oil.
- Drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet—by teaspoon. You can vary the size, depending on how big you want the finished dog cookies to be.
- Bake the cookies at 300 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Check frequently during the last few minutes to make sure that the dog treats are not getting too brown. They will be a nice light brown color when they are done.
- Turn off the oven and let the dog cookies continue to dry and harden (in the oven) overnight. If you have a dehydrator, complete drying the cookies in your dehydrator on low.
These dog treats will keep nicely at room temperature (in an airtight container) for 30 days, as long as you have dried them long enough.
If you are not sure, then the safest way to store them is in the refrigerator, as dog cookies with moisture will quickly get moldy.
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