Here’s the recipe!
½ cup natural peanut butter (I just used regular peanut butter)
2 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil
1 cup water
3 cups gluten free flour
Chopped peanuts *optional ( I just threw in a tad of crunchy peanut butter instead)
· Preheat oven to 350F
· In a large bowl (no seriously use an offensively large bowl, I had to switch to a larger bowl halfway through. Don’t make my mistake.) Mix together peanut butter, oil, and water till smooth
· Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 min or overnight. I didn’t do this step. To be completely honest I didn’t even know it was a step till about 30 seconds ago when I reviewed the directions. Oops. I am obviously horrible at reading directions. I really just skim them... even that is a stretch. Don’t be like me kids. Although despite me leaving out this step my treats still turned out fine so don’t lose your head if you pull a Katie and forget this step.
· Roll out the dough on a flat, floured surface till it’s about ¼ in. thick. Cut out treats with a cookie cutter and repeat this till you’re out of dough.
· Once again I kinda sorta skipped this step, or I guess rather I just did it differently. Our cookie cutters were M.I.A. so I just shaped the dough into little hearts with my hands. Apparently I was slackin’ something fierce that day. We can’t all be Betty Crocker.
Store in an airtight container.
I made these and a few other recipes (which you can find on my site) with the help of a friend, for my dogs and some of my other dog friends for Valentines Day.
One of the dogs I made these for, Wheezy (you may recognize her name from my other blogs and the About Us page) is gluten free. Not because it’s trendy or healthy, but because we all have to deal with Wheezy toots if she eats gluten. They aren’t fun. Although I made this with her in mind, I also gave them to the rest of the dogs as well. So far everyone seems to like them, Wheezy’s owner even said they are her favorite treats of all the ones I gave her soo.. yay!
They were easy enough to make (aside from some of my blunders but those were my bad, not the recipe’s) and they didn’t take up too much time! They are worth a go whether your dog has a gluten intolerance or not!
Here's the link to Kate's Short and Sweet Blog's recipe and site!
Update.... I first stored these in a little baggy in the fridge (not air tight) and then in a sealed mason jar on my desk and they got moldy after about two weeks. :( Sad panda. I'm not sure if it was the fridge part or if the mason jar wasn't sealed tight enough so let me know if anything like this happens to you guys too so I know if it was me or the recipe. Thanks guys!