We would love to have a dog. Honestly, we just love them. And if we were lucky enough to have one, we would choose a golden cocker spaniel.
But, due to the hours we work, we would never have time to spend with the pooch. So maybe one day we will, but for now we 'doggy-stalk'.
We follow cute dogs who have their own Twitter account and go ‘awwwwww’ at the pictures they post (very clever animals!).
Our favourite is Humf the Cocker, a 5 year old golden cocker spaniel with the cutest face ever. We love seeing him wait on his chicky wicky at the weekends and having woogles on the duvet! Check his Twitter account out and I guarantee you will fall in love with him.
I decided I wanted to make some dog biscuits for a change and send some to Humf after he sent Disneyboi a birthday message via Twitter recently.
I used a recipe from one of my favourite baking blogs – Sally’s Baking Addiction – for peanut butter and bacon dog treats I did change things up slightly as I used almond milk.
In the original recipe, non-fat milk was used, but I was concerned using cow’s milk as I’d read this does not always agree with dogs, and I wouldn’t want to harm someone’s pet, so I went for almond milk instead. Also use peanut butter which does not contain xylitol which can also be harmful to pooches.
The recipe made loads of cookies. Of course it depends on what size of cookie cutter you use, but I got a least 50 star shaped cookies from my batch of cookie dough.
The recipe uses a lot of peanut butter and some bacon. This results in an amazing smelling kitchen.
As we had so many cookies, we also gave some to our friend Alison’s dog Poppy, another golden cocker spaniel. She loved them and did a cute wee party trick by balancing one on her nose, then flipping her it in the air and wolfing the biscuit down. When the bag was placed on the worktop, she was on her hind legs sniffing out more. A hit I would say!
Here’s how I made them;
Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Biscuits
Cookies for dogs!
- 250 ml smooth peanut butter
- 1 medium egg
- 250 grams wholemeal flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 30 grams porridge oats
- 3 rashers thick cut smoked bacon
- 180 ml almond milk
Cook the bacon until golden and crisp. Allow to cool then cut into small pieces.In a bowl using a whisk, blend together the peanut butter, egg and almond milk.Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir this through until a dough forms.Mix in the bacon and oats so they are evenly distributed.Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line a couple of cookie sheets with greaseproof paper.Roll the dough out to about a half a centimetre thick and cut out using your desired shape of cookie cutter.Place on the baking tray, quite close together as they do not spread.Place the full trays in the oven for 18 minutes, then remove, flip each biscuit over and cook again for 10 minutes.Allow to cool thoroughly before allowing your furry friend to chow down!
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Lots!
Disclosure Statement: Photographs of Humf used with permission of his mum!