So, I won’t be writing a long explanation of why I made these. I just decided I wanted to make a dog cookie that I could frost and would look cool. I’ve never tried any frosting techniques with dog cookies, so my first attempt turned out to be a success, I think. Now I’m itching to try variations on the frosting and make some really beautiful looking cookies!
I hope you like this cookie recipe! The basics of the recipe come from Paula Deen, and you can view the original recipe here.
Yorkie Peanut Butter Biscuits Recipe
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 3/4 cups soy flour
*You can substitute 2 1/4 cups of whatever flour you have on hand.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan (preferably with coconut oil). In a large bowl, mix milk, egg, and peanut butter. Mix well.
Add the flour and baking powder. Mix well. This will make a really stiff dough.
Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thickness. You can roll out on a floured surface or roll between two sheets of plastic wrap. Cut into pieces suitable for your dog. Here, I used a small medicine measuring cup to cut the circles. The pieces are a bit too big for Catherine, so I have to break the cookies in half for her.
Place the treats on your prepared pan and place in the oven for about 15 minutes. This will make a soft cookie. Bake longer if you want a crispy cookie.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack. The cookies can be served as-is or you can add some fun decorations to them.
I frosted these cookies with a simple cream cheese and yogurt “frosting”. I added some coloring to a little of the frosting and piped it on top for a little bit of excitement. The frosting recipe I used is 8 ounces of cream cheese (low or fat free) mixed with 2 Tablespoons agave nectar (or honey), 2 Tablespoons plain yogurt (low or fat free), and 3 Tablespoons of soy flour (you can use regular flour).
Allow the cookies to sit out for a little while to the cream cheese becomes a bit solid before packing them away. Then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
The nifty little container I am using for these treats is called “Pupperware” and they are totally awesome. I have a couple of these and they are bone shaped and stack together. You can get yours online for just $3.99. They come in clear with lid colors of clear, pink, red, and black. Click here to get some for yourself: Bone-shaped Pupperware to store your dog treats.