Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grandpuppy Treats

I'm old enough to be a grandmother (God help me!), but Jeremy is only 20; therefore, he is not old enough to be a father yet. He is, however, the proud "dad" of a 3-month old Jack Russell terrier named Poochiee ... I am bubbe to a new grandpuppy!

Poochie is so cute, and quite the "chick magnet". He's sweet, he's friendly, he's playful, he isn't yappy, he likes to grab hold of Jeremy's pant legs and wrestle with them ferociously, he runs back and forth and forth and back. Oy, he can be exhausting!

But I love him anyway, as he's just doing what puppies do.

As we all know, I like to feed people. I like to feed critters, too. We've never - and I do mean never - had an animal (from guinea pigs to cats to hamsters to dogs) that didn't gain weight in my household. That's just the way things are.

So, of course, I had to bake treats for my new grandpuppy! And these are very easy to make, with no specialized ingredients; they could actually be "people food," if anyone were inclined to try them.

The grandpuppy adores these, and devoured three of them as soon as they were cool enough to eat. He knows how to wiggle his way into Bubbe's heart!

Beefy Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup beef broth
1 large egg
2 tablespoons peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and salt. In a measuring cup, combine broth and egg; pour over dry ingredients, add peanut butter, and stir to combine everything.

Form 3/4" balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, press down to flatten the cookies a bit. Bake for 25-30 minutes until very firm, then let cool completely.

Makes 28 treats.


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

What a cute puppy!!! He's adorable and I love his name! We've got 2 dogs here and they'd LOVE this treat! I will have to get cookin for those animals soon :) Thanks for sharing this recipe Mary! And congrats on becoming a Bubbe :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Mary! Congratulations on the grandpuppy! Little Dude is SO cute. Glad you found a good recipe to feed him. I think my grandpuppy would like that too. :-) And you're so right on the chick magnet. lol

Unknown said...

Mazal-tov to Jeremy on the puppy.

Recommendation: small dogs can be trained to use a litter box - great for winter and rainy days. We use pine pellets in ours for our (nine-pound) dog.

Angela said...

What a total cutie!!

Candace said...

Mary, that is the cutest little grandpuppy that I've ever seen! We have four granddogs and we love them; but none are as cute as Little Dude. Love that you made him treats!

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