Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Original Miss Beckett's Bites

I remember the first time I saw "sandwich cookies" for pups in a retail pet store. It was years ago, before I started making homemade dog treats. I purchased a container. When I opened it, it smelled like human sandwich cookies. I tried a bite. Meh. A little sweet, not too bad, but quite obvious it was a pup sandwich cookie and not one made for humans.

This was the inspiration behind our first sandwich cookie a couple of years ago. All of the homemade dog treats that are created in our kitchen have to pass our taste test too. Yes, we eat dog biscuits. No, we're not ashamed.

Yes, people tilt their heads and look at us funny when we admit this.

I wanted to create a decadent sandwich cookie for pups that was both pup and human friendly. After several tries, score! If I could describe the taste of these, it would be that of a Nutter Butter cookie. Slightly less sweeter.

In a mixer or bowl combine 1 cup Skippy Natural Peanut Butter, 2 - 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/3 cup plain oats, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups hot water.

Mix well. The dough shouldn't be too sticky or too dry. Flour your counter and the dough. Roll to the thickness, maybe a hair thicker, than pie crust.

For these biscuits, because they're a sandwich cookie, you'll want to use a round cookie cutter. If you don't have one, use a shot glass.

Bake at 350 for 22 minutes. That's the baking time for us, however, ovens vary. The goal is to get a golden brown biscuit. Once cooled, let sit for about 24-48 hours to get crunchy. Or use as is for a soft baked sandwich cookie.

For the filling, microwave 1 cup of white chips and 1 tablespoon of Skippy Natural Peanut butter in 20 second intervals. Mix after each interval. Once it mixes well, and there's no clumps of white chips, the filling is ready.

Put a dab of filling on the underside of one biscuit. Top with another biscuit to make a sandwich cookie.

Let cool until filling has hardened.

Warning...these are addicting.

A Special Mention...

We named these sandwich cookies after this sweet girl, Miss Beckett. She's been a HUGE fan of our homemade biscuits for almost 3 years now and we absolutely adore her. Her Mom and Dad are kinda cool too...

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