These tasty peanut butter cookies will make the perfect treat for your pooch – as long as you manage not to eat them all first! The recipe, from The Worktop, uses carob as a replacement for chocolate, making the cookies perfectly safe for canine consumption! Carob is similar to cocoa, but contains far lower levels of theobromine, the chemical that makes cocoa toxic to dogs.
Top tip: make sure to use unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter, and check the ingredients for xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener that you definitely don’t want your pooch to eat!
- 1 egg
- ½ cup skimmed milk
- ½ cup smooth, unsalted peanut butter
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ¼ cup carob powder
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (Gas mark 5). Beat the egg, and add the milk and peanut butter, and mix together until smooth.
2. Sieve in the flour and the baking powder, and then knead the mixture together until everything is combined, and you have a dough you can roll out.
3. Roll out the dough on a flat surface to about half an inch thick, and use a cookie cutter (or the rim of a mug) to cut out circles of dough.
4. Use a smaller cookie cutter, cut a circle out of the centres of the shapes, so that you’re left with a donut shape.
5. Place the donut cookies on a baking tray, and cook for around 20 minutes.
6. While your cookies are in the oven, mix the carob powder with 60ml of boiling water, to create the icing.
7. When ready, take the cookies out of the oven and leave to cool, before piping or spooning over some of the carob icing to decorate.
Recipe and all images from The Worktop.