Peanut Butter

Obsession-Inducing Dog Cookies

December 21, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Makes 3-6 dozen (depending on size)
Author Notes

.. so titled because my mother's dog is now obessed with these cookies. Nearly everyone I know - all of my friends and most of my family - owns at least one dog. And they're not just "dog owners" - they're definitely "pet parents." So when I cook for the holidays, I can't forget to include goodies for the fur babies. These are definitely a special-occasion treat (unless you like to buy your dog steak regularly - no judgment here!), but they're fun and easy to make, and trust me - as if your dog didn't already want to be BFFs, these will seal the deal. (Note: you'll need a food processor to make these. If you don't have one, substitute about 4 ounces meat baby food for the steak - just check the ingredients to be sure there's no onion or garlic.) —campagnes

What You'll Need
  • 3-4 ounces cooked steak, cut in small pieces (I used leftover flat-iron steak)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups barley flour
  • 1/3 cup beef broth (approximately)
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Place steak in food processor. Pulse a few times, then process until steak begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl as a paste, about 3-5 minutes. Add peanut butter and egg white. Process until smooth
  3. Add flour all at once, Pulse a few times, then process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add beef broth, a tablespoon at a time, until a smooth, slightly soft dough forms.
  4. Roll half of dough between two pieces of wax or parchment paper. Cut to desired shapes and sizes. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. (If desired, combine egg yolk with a small amount of gel color and 2 tsp. water to make paint; paint color on cookies before baking on a parchment-lined baking sheet.)
  6. Bake cookies for about 2 hours, or until dry and fully crisp. Store in an airtight container. As long as they've been completely dried in the oven, they'll keep well for at least a month, probably longer.

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  • Kt4
  • campagnes
  • hardlikearmour

4 Reviews

Kt4 January 6, 2019
Wondering... Why do you use only the egg white, not the whole egg?
campagnes December 21, 2010
I don't see why not, hardlikearmour. You might throw in an extra egg white, or maybe use a whole egg instead of just the white. I'd love to know if you get good results using chicken!
campagnes December 21, 2010
oops, sorry, meant to reply straight to you, hardlikearmour.
hardlikearmour December 21, 2010
Wow. I think my dogs would love this. Do you think chicken would work in place of steak?