Thursday, 26 April 2018

{RECIPE} Golden Oldie Birthday Bone Stamped Dog Treats


Oli's Golden Oldie 12th birthday treats all had a gloriously golden theme, but the busy baking kitchen still needed to smell moderately acceptable (unfortunately) to humans who might be sprung upon us at short notice for property viewings.  For these stamped birthday treats, I adapted our favourite basic roll-and-cut peanut butter dough recipe to smell even better (although the basic recipe smells pretty great as is) and look glorious golden.


Golden Oldie Birthday Bone Stamped Dog Treats
Adapted from our Smooth Roll-and-Cut Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1 egg
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup of coconut milk or alternative dog-friendly liquid
Optional for colour: 1 tsp turmeric (can use more or less to suit taste and colour preferences)
Approximately 1 cup rice flour (or equivalent substitute flour)

Preheat over to 180C. Combine egg, peanut butter, coconut milk, and turmeric in a bowl. Incrementally add flour, mixing into a cohesive workable dough.  The amount of flour required will vary depending on your individual ingredients and any optional add-ins or substitutions. Missed the mark? No worries! You can add a little bit of water, a small amount of olive oil, or additional flour to adjust consistency if/as needed. Rest dough (optional). Roll, cut into desired shapes, and place on a prepared baking pan (see tips and tricks below regarding stamping). Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary with shape/size, so keep an eye on the oven. Cool before serving and storage.


Tips and Tricks:
  • As shared when we introduced our alphabet stamps, if you are stamping your treats like this, you will need to make sure that your chose cutter and stamps are a compatible size. Remember that your letters must be positioned in reverse order as well as backwards individually. 
  • When using ingredients like peanut butter for dogs, go natural or take care when when shopping to avoid the artificial sweeteners, particularly xylitol, which is extremely dangerous for dogs. Xylitol may also be labelled under as sweetener code 967.
  • Peanut butter can be particularly tricky to measure perfectly. Don't stress about it - close enough is good enough! There can be big differences in consistency of peanut butters as well. Little variations like that as well as variations in egg size, temperatures, etc are all  part of why we work incrementally when mixing our doggy doughs. 
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.  
  • Resting the dough before rolling and/or after cutting your shapes on the pan before baking is optional as this is a low fat dough, but it can help with handling and/or holding shape, just like human cookies.
  • Any baked treat can be left in the cooling oven for a slightly crisper texture or, if you want to get things extra crunchy without overbaking/burning, you can place the baked treats in a dehydrator (fresh from the oven or later) and dry them out.  These will be a little less like a homebaked cookie and a bit more like a crunchy biscuit.  Totally optional, of course!



Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes hereRemember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.




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