Thursday, August 4, 2016

Double Carob Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie Dog Treat Recipe

It's common knowledge that chocolate is toxic to dogs. It's a big, huge no-no. Lisa and I are not huge fans of chocolate, however, once in a while the mood strikes. I bake something decadently chocolate. During the making and baking process, I can feel the guilt set in because I know what I'm making isn't something we can share with our kids.

Despite the fact that our kids have never eaten the human version of chocolate, they still go nuts when Lisa and I have our occasional chocolate fix. I wanted to create a scrumptious dog treat recipe that mimicked chocolate. I reached for the unsweetened carob powder and, after a few trials and errors, came up with this delicious "chocolate" sandwich cookie dog treat recipe. Our kids love 'em. We love 'em.

To make the cookie...

In a bowl or mixer add 1 cup of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter, 2 1/4 cup of flour, 1 1/4 - 1 1/12 cups of hot water, 2 tablespoons carob powder, and 3 teaspoons of baking powder.

Once mixed, the dough should be slightly sticky. Not too sticky. Not too dry. I flour the kitchen counter. Knead the dough a bit. Add a little more flour. You should be able to roll the dough without it sticking. Sprinkle flour as needed.

I roll the dough to the thickness of what you would for a pie crust. You can roll a little thicker if you'd like. Once rolled, use any cookie cutter you want. Keep in mind, these are sandwich cookies so you want a shape that will hold a filling.

The perfect baking time for us is 22 minutes at 350 degrees. Keep in mind that varies depending on the oven you have. Ours is a little older.

After the biscuits have cooled, let them sit on plates, or metal cooking trays, for about 24-48 hours in a temperature controlled area of your home. Cool and dry. This will harden the cookies. Or, you can use them immediately for a softer cookie.

For the filling...

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.

To the melted filling, add 1 teaspoon of carob powder. Mix well.

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

Allow filling to cool and set before serving. 


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