Peanut Butter Oatmeal Love Cookies
These are intended for the dogs, but I tasted one and they're not half bad. If you wanted to make them for people, personally I'd add some brown sugar & chocolate chips & omit the parsley.
They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Crunchiness will depend on baking time. I store mine in the fridge, because I don't bake them too long. My little one doesn't like crunchy treats. Spoiled much?
I decided to make my own because the healthier biscuits down here in New Zealand seem to be really expensive, and still full of lots of ingredients I can't pronounce. The affordable ones are even worse. I will probably try experimenting with other ingredients like added fish oil for a healthy coat. Even the pickiest of dogs will eat these!
3 cups of Oatmeal.
1 1/2 cup flour (I've been meaning to try with a alternative flour like Garbanzo bean,
if anyone does, please let me know how it turns out.)
2 cups cold water. (if you have leftover stock you can use that instead- make sure there's no salt, garlic or onion)
1 tablespoon parsley (natural breath freshener)
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter (no sugar, no salt added) or to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add the water, parsley & egg yolks mixing well. Add a little more water if it's too hard to mix.
Add the peanut butter after the entire mixture is well blended.
The mixture will be easy to form with your fingers into the shapes of hearts, bones, stars, moons, etc...
Larger biscuits will take about 15-20 minutes to bake. Smaller about 10-15. I normally test one to make sure it's the desired consistency.
If you want to store them in the cupboard, cook them at 275 for a longer period of time to insure they are crispy all the way through. Also make sure they are completely cooled before putting them in a an airtight container. They'll last about 2 weeks. It's the moisture that makes them spoil quickly.
My puppies like them a little less crunchy so I bake them until they are crunchy on the outside and soft in the center and store them in the fridge.