Sunday, February 08, 2009

Swissy Sunday

It was a beautiful weekend here in North Carolina. So we made Sunday all about Sherman and Scarlett. We spent the morning at the bark park then we went to the pet store. We did have a few items to pick but the pups love going to Petsmart.

Once we got home, the crew took a nap and I made Peanut Oat Crunchies. These cookies are Sherman and Scarlett's favorite treats. They are easy to make and never last long, so I always make a double batch. I got the recipe online several years ago - but I do not know the source.

Peanut Oat Crunchies
1/4 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup peanut oil
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat bran
3-4 cups oat flour

In large saucepan combine honey, peanut butter, chicken broth, and peanut oil. Heat, stirring often, until mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat and stir in rolled oats and oat bran. Let mixture cool down to handle and gradually blend in oat flour to form a stiff dough. Transfer dough to floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters or into small squares.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and turn over and bake for an additional 30 minutes. After all biscuits are baked spread them out in one baking pan and set them out to cool for a few hours or overnight.

I find that the cookies don't need to stay in the oven that long at all and the second baking usually only takes about 10 minutes. I use natural peanut butter that I grind at the grocery myself. It doesn't have sugar and salt - which is a lot better for the dogs and its cheaper too!


Zonda said...

Cute picture of them with hubby! Gosh Scarlett is getting huge!
Lucky dogs, getting homemade goodies :)

Stacey said...

Those sound great! I'm printing it out so I can make some for the boys! Everyone looks like they love their naps!

Bezzie said...

ha ha! I love the nap-line!

And YUM! Puppy cookies! Do you think you could use wheat flour in lieu of oat flour?

Jewel said...

What a great pillow! I love that you make a whole day about your dogs.

mom said...

Scarlet is really getting big!! I think I'll come back as one of your dogs!!! They have it pretty sweet....

Anonymous said...

Great picture!

Your doggies are lucky to have you to bake for them :-)

Anonymous said...

Love your knit site! Thanks for the recipe!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh my!! Those dog cookies look delish!! One of these days I'll have to spoil the doggies!!

How cute are your three!! hehehe Look at the size of that chew bone too!