Halloween peanut butter dog treat cookies are fun to make and they are great to give the neighbor dogs for Trick or Treat night gifts!
Too often we prepare snacks and treats for the holidays, but we forget to make treats for our dogs. Made from healthy ingredients, these Halloween cookies are easy and fun to make!
I like to use my bread-maker, to make this dog cookie recipe super simple and to cut down on the time that I spend making these dog cookies. If you prefer, you can use your mixer with a bread hook, or just mix the dough and knead it by hand.
This Halloween dog treat recipe is a great one to make, with children. The dough is easy to work with, and the dog cookies are really cute when they are done.
Have your children wrap the finished peanut butter dog treat cookies in plastic wrap and put them in little Halloween cello treat bags
--and you'll be ready for the first canine Halloween trick-or-treaters that come to your door!
The peanut butter dog cookies in the photo were made with a Wilton Push N Print Cookie Cutter Set. The best source that I found online was Amazon. You may also be able to find one at a craft store near you.
This particular set was a Halloween set and creates embossed cookies. Wilton also has a Christmas Push N Print Cookie Cutter Set, a Birthday Push N Print Cutter Set and an Easter Push 'N Print set that you might like.
It's really quite easy to use the cookie cutter. All you do is roll your dough into a ¼” thick sheet. Position the cutter on the dough and press it to cut a circle. Leaving the cutter in place, push down on the little plunger to emboss the cookie with the design.
The Wilton Halloween cookie cutter set comes with 3 plastic designs. You simply change the plastic circle to use the design that you want to make.
Although I made this recipe for Halloween dog treats, you can make the peanut butter dog cookie recipe, any time of the year.
Simply use another cookie cutter, and you'll be set for another holiday, or just choose a fun cookie cutter for everyday dog treats.
Here's the recipe...
Also, if you are not an absolute purist, you can use powdered food coloring to get the color that you want—instead of beet powder and tumeric. Or use a mixture of the two.
Storage - Remember that homemade dog treats , made with healthy ingredients, can get moldy if left at room temperature, especially if the air is humid or the treats are not completely dry.
And the ingredients that make them so healthy (including the peanut butter), can get rancid if stored at room temperature for a long time.
The dry treats can be stored in a dog treat jar for several months.
For longer storage (up to a year), store the peanut butter dog treats in a cool dry place in an airtight food storage container. The refrigerator is perfect for long time storage.
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