Monday, 17 February 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies for Our Dog



I once read a quote that says "Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wags its tail".  I can't agree more!

We adopted Betty 6 months ago.  Betty was born on the streets and spent a few good years fending for herself as a stray.  
When Betty was a stray dog - she lived underneath heavy trucks and was drenched in diesel when her rescuers found her.
Betty Now - The Little Princess of our family.
We love her. Unconditionally. We have seen her transformation - from a shy, insecure and timid girl to one that can communicate effectively with us and trusting us. Others may not understand - that she has come a long way.  

Betty accidentally bit my husband's finger in a dog fight last evening. We forgive her. For she did not mean it. Whilst we solicit professional help to investigate into any possible behavioural issues that she might have brought with her as a stray, she has remained calm and stable throughout.  She even appeared remorseful to my husband.  

It gives me heartache to see both my husband and our dog wounded at the same time. I am glad that both are healing well now. So, tonight... I have decided to make more Peanut Butter Cookies for Betty. I'll use these cookies to train and coach her in the next few days. At this stage, she needs our reassurance and reinforcements.  I will do it out of love for her.

Ingredients :
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs peanut butter 
  • 1/2 tbs honey (I use mountain honey)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 beaten egg for glaze

Method :
  1. Mix the egg, peanut butter and honey and beat till well combined.
  2. Fold in flour slowly. Beat till dough is well combined.
  3. Flatten dough with a rollin pin
  4. Use cookie cutters to cut and create various shapes for the cookies
  5. Don't forget to brush a layer of beaten egg on the surface (such that it will have a nice golden brown colour) 
  6. Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees celsius.  
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven for 35 minutes 
  8. Transfer to cooling tray for cooling before storing them into airtight containers.
Simple ingredients and cookie cutters to begin with.
Mix egg, peanut butter and honey till well combined. 
Fold in flour slowly and mix till well combined.
Flatten dough with rolling pin, then use cookie cutters to cut dough into various shapes. 
Brush cookie surface with beaten egg.
Pre-heat oven to 150 degree celsius.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.
Cookies freshly baked from oven. Transfer to cooling tray before storing cookies to airtight containers.

It is a bit tricky to bake for Betty as there are many usual baking ingredients that are unsuitable for dogs. I keep very simple recipes for dogs. She has eaten these cookies many times and absolutely loves them! Yes! She will wag her tail for them.




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