Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paw-Licious Soft Baked Peanut Butter And Jam Dog Biscuits

The inspiration behind the last couple of homemade dog treats I created was a sweet pup who had oral surgery over a month ago. She had quite a few teeth extracted and could no longer enjoy our crunchy Bodacious Biscuit Love Peanut Butter Dog Treats. When I heard about this, I made it my mission to create a soft baked version of these peanut butter dog treats. I also wanted to create more homemade soft baked treats so this sweet pup could enjoy a variety of flavors. That led to the recipe I posted a few days ago for my Bodacious Apple Cheddar Dog Treats.

I'm still on the path of soft baked this week. To be honest, I wasn't sure what direction I'd be going in. Sweet? Savory? With peanut butter? Without peanut butter? Another meatball treat? Then, yesterday afternoon, out of the blue, I found myself craving a peanut butter and jam sandwich.

Where was this craving coming from? I haven't had a peanut butter and jam sandwich in a long time. It's one of my favorites, but I very seldom eat sandwiches.

I decided to indulge. I made made a half sandwich and sat at the table to work on blog columns. Within seconds I had Sophie, Lobo, and Willa at my feet.

Coco was napping on our bed under the blankets. The only sandwich he'll interrupt his afternoon nap for is a grilled cheese.

I was able to give Sophie and Lobo a few nibbles. Willa got tiny bits of her treats. While sharing my sandwich, the proverbial light bulb went off.

The following day, I created a new homemade dog treat recipe...Peanut Butter And Jam Dog Biscuits.

I didn't use real jam when creating these treats. There's a lot of sugar in store bought jam. With the amount I used for the recipe, it would have been too much sugar. Instead, I threw a handful of fresh strawberries in the blender and made a puree.

After you make the puree, you want to combine the following in a mixer or bowl...

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup strawberry puree (or jam)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup warm water

Mix well.

As always, if your dough is too dry, add a little more water. If it's too sticky, add more flour. Before rolling, you'll want to flour your counter and the top of the dough really well.

I rolled my dough slightly thicker than 1/4 inch. Remember, these biscuits will puff up when baking. Use the cookie cutter of your choice. You can cut and roll this dough as many times as needed.

On a non-stick cookie sheet, bake these gems at 350 for about 20 minutes. The bottoms of these should be a nice golden brown and the biscuits will be spongy to the touch.

What you end up with is a nice big plate of soft baked Peanut Butter And Jam Dog Biscuits. Our kids loved 'em. I actually think they're started to prefer soft baked biscuits. Lobo is already snubbing our crunchy peanut butter dog treats.

Enjoy and happy baking!

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