Gryff Turns Three!

My little puppyman turns three years old today! It’s so hard to believe this little 25-pound pile of cute is three years old. Seems like only yesterday we were picking him up from the airport and now he’s grown up into the most handsome, regal and loyal dog.

While we were at Whole Foods earlier tonight, we went to the butcher counter to buy some steak tips for him. The butcher asked us what we were deciding on and if he could help, so we told him we wanted to treat our dog to something yummy for his birthday. Instead, he went into the back and came back with a huge soup bone that still had marrow in it! No doubt Gryff will love this!

But when I got home, I decided to bake him some organic dog cookies. I found this recipe from Dog Treat Kitchen and it was seriously an idiot-proof recipe.

Here’s what you need:
•2 cups whole wheat flour (or any kind of flour your dog is OK to have)
•1 cup rolled oats
•1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy. We used organic, crunchy pb because Gryff likes the crunchy peanuts!)
•1 1/4 cup hot water

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F
Then mix your dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add in the peanut butter and hot water. You might need to add more flour if it gets sticky. Honestly though, the dough came together quite nicely and was super easy to work with.

Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. You can use a tiny bit of flour on your counter or board before you roll out the dough. Then cut out shapes! We used the bone cookie cutter we got from Sam and Finn from the Corgi Exchange this year!

Place the cut-out cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes or until hard. You really want to make sure these cook all the way through!

We only made one round of cut outs and then put the rest of the dough in the freezer. These cookies will keep fresh in an air tight container for a week, or you can freeze them for up to 6 months! I think he knew we were baking him some treats because he kept pacing around the living room wiggling his nose in the air.

I have never made any homemade treats for Gryff but these were relatively healthy and organic. He seemed to really enjoy them too. Happy birthday buddy! We love you!

Have you ever made homemade treats for your pet? Do you have a fool-proof recipe you rely on? Please share below if you do!

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12 thoughts on “Gryff Turns Three!

  1. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb

    Happy Birthday Gryff! he is soo cute and the cookies r a lovely idea! I wish I had an oven, I would make them right away our doggies would love them!

    I actualy never thought of making my own pet treats! thanks a lot for sharing. =)

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Hi Helene!! Thanks for the nice words <3 I’ve never made these treats before either, but it was so simple! Plus, they’re going to last a while in our freezer ;) haha

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      We didn’t taste them. Unfortunately, the jar of peanut butter we used to make these cookies, we dip his other biscuits in for other snack times. So we weren’t going to try biscuit-flavored peanut butter haha. But they did smell good! I’m sure they would be good as a human snack, but probably on the bland side.

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Can you believe I’ve never baked him something for his birthday in the three years we’ve had him? Horrible puppy mom. BUT I have bought him treats ;) hehe.

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Aww! To be fair, you probably don’t want to eat these. I mean, you COULD. But the jar of peanut butter we use is specifically for him and his kong treats haha.

  2. Valerie

    honestly – leave it to Gryff to put a smile on my face today. I love this pup and his parents!!! I wish I had a puppy to make these tasty treats for:)

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Aww! He seemed to love the cookies! We only gave him half of one since they were kind of big. But they’re in the freezer and will keep for a long time so we can give them to him whenever! I’m sure you could use this recipe or find one online for your kitties!! Gryff sends you licks of love and says he misses you!


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