Gifts for Pets | Photo Ornament + Dog Biscuit Recipe

When we visited Vancouver Island this past summer, we were gifted by the hotel we stayed at with a cute dog bone shaped cookie cutter and so this Christmas, treats will be given! We wanted to find a simple recipe with supplies we already have on hand normally (none of this brewers yeast and wheat germ stuff).  Since our dog loves peanut butter we found a really simple recipe using only 4 ingredients; flour, peanut butter, eggs and a little bit of water (recipe below)! 

Then we thought, what a fun gift idea for friends and family with dogs!  And so when we were asked by Staples to write about their Copy & Print service, we thought what a perfect way to gift our furry friends. Some yummy treats wrapped with a customized Photo Tree Ornament with their mug on it! 

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
(Adapted from Vanessa Baked)

1-1/2 cup flour (whole wheat, oat flour or rye flour works well)
1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter
2 eggs
Up to 1/4 cup water

Beat the peanut butter and eggs together.  Slowly add in the flour, incorporating it as you go. Knead together and try to incorporate all the ingredients below.  If it looks a bit dry, add a litttle water at a time, incorporating it into a ball.  You may not need all the water, just add enough to where it seems like a nice doughy consistency (not too dry, not too wet).  On the counter top sprinkle a bit of flour and place the dough on top.  Add a bit of flour to your rolling pin, and start to roll out the cookie dough to about a 1/4 of an inch thick.   Once you have it spread out, cut out the cookies out using your cookie cutter, re-rolling out the dough each time until all the dough has been used.  Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 °F oven.                                    

We ordered our ornaments online by uploading photo's of our furry friend's photos to the Copy & Print site. With a few steps it was done and we were really pleased with the results.  Such a fun keepsake too for a pet's owner!

We also created a free downloadable/ box template that perfectly holds 6 dog biscuits which you can print at Staples or at home onto a thicker cardstock weight paper. Click HERE for the template.

Another option would be to print out the template onto regular paper, and trace it onto cardboard.

Either way, the result is a fun DIY gift for your favorite furry friends!

This post is sponsored by Staples' new Copy & Print service. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poppytalk. Visit Staples' Copy & Print;service; turning favorite photos into works of art, gifts or keepsakes with their new photo printing service. Perfect for the holiday season.

Jan Halvarson

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