We first made these along with a few other recipes 2 years ago since everyone in our family owns a dog or two or three!! That time our "cousin" COLBY joined us along with Melissa and Erin. Oh yeah, I was just a puppy still and Molly wasn't part of our family yet...
Of all the recipes our crunchies were the easiest. Only 4 to 5 ingredients, so lets get started!!
The original recipe didn't have peanut butter, but since we are addicted to it we decided to add about 2 tablespoons to the recipe. If you do not like it just leave it out.
All the ingredients get dumped in the mixing bowl and you just mix until a ball is formed.
Then you just roll out the dough and cut it with your favorite cookie cutter shape. We picked a gingerbread man and a candy cane. Of course we get to lick the beater too!!!
Then you just put in the oven and wait for them to bake and get crunchy, about 45 - 60 minutes. Sometimes that's the hardest part.
While we were waiting to eat some treats we found a little time to play and work up more of an appetite.
Finally done and then just on a rack to cool. Store in a tight container.
So here is the recipe written out.
1 large jar of baby food meat flavor
1 - 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup of wheat germ
about 2 tablespoons peanut butter if you want.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients until firm. Roll out on floured surface to 1/2" thick. Cut into your favorite shape and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 45 - 60 minutes depending on how crunchy you want them. Cool on rack and store in air tight container.
That's it. Pretty simple right. Of course after all this work it was time for a nap!!
We hope you enjoyed our post and wishing all our dog ( and cat ) friends a Merry Christmas!!
MOLLY AND MURPHY