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Disclaimer: I am not a dog nutritionist, this recipe is intended as a special treat. If you are concerned about potential allergies or health concerns, please don’t take a chance with your dog’s health.
All of my life, I’ve heard people say that dogs dream about chasing rabbits, but I’m pretty sure my dogs dream about peanut butter. Peanut blossoms are my favorite cookie, so I decided to make a version for dogs. These are soft cookies. I think older dogs would especially appreciate the soft texture. Thanks to my sister, Alice G Patterson Photography, for the photos!
Chocolate is toxic to dogs, but carob isn’t. However, since so many people just look at a photo without reading the directions, I didn’t want to use carob, for fear people would mistake it for chocolate. Instead, I topped off my dog’s peanut butter dreams with the cutest grain-free treat.
Vegan recipe for soft peanut butter cookies for dogs.
- 3 TBSP coconut oil
- 3/8 cup organic, natural peanut butter or Dogsbutter (Be sure there is NO XYLITOL in peanut butter!)
- 1 cup rice flour (may substitute other flours)
- 2 TBSP organic unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 TBSP to 2 TBSP water
- Optional: treat
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix coconut oil and peanut butter.
- Slowly add rice flour.
- Stir in applesauce and water.
- The dough should not be crumbly. Add more water if needed.
- Shape dough to desired size. (Cookies do not spread or rise during baking.)
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Optional: immediately after baking press small treat into cookie. (This treat may be baked in the cookie, but it will lose its chewy texture.)
This recipe is intended for a special treat. It is high in calories and oil. If your dog is very sensitive to fats or oils, please opt for a different treat.
I’m joining the 2017 Holiday Cookie Swap. Follow the links for more cookie recipes (for humans!)
Snowballs from Samantha at Carter’s Cozy Nest
Paleo Chocolate Chip cookies from Mia at Mia Sutton Blog
Snickerdoodles from Lisa at Retro Housewife Goes Green
German Chocolate Cake Cookies from Abby at Winstead Wandering
Sugar Cookies from Lindsay at Pursuit of Pink
Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies) from Sandra at The In Between Is Mine
Cloud Snickerdoodles from Savannah at The Savvy Plate
Peppermint Whoopie Pies from Abi at Abi Tomberlin Blog
Peanut Butter Dreams Dog Treats from Beth at Daily Dog Tag
Grandma Hermits by Lecy at A Simpler Grace
I’ve also joined The Santa Paws Howliday Cookie Exchange hosted by the Everyday Dog Mom. Check out these great recipes for pets!
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in editorial photography, senior portraits, and dog photography. She is passionate about helping small businesses.