During the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, I showed you how to make these Olympic Ring chew toys for your dog. Now that the closing ceremonies are upon us this weekend, include your Irresistible Pets in the celebration with these Olympic Medal Dog Treats!
These are perfect for anyone throwing an Olympic themed party that has dogs. Or, if you want to make them just because!
They are really easy and shouldn’t cost you much, especially if you already have these basic ingredients in your kitchen!
Supplies You Need
- Pair of Scissors
- Purple Ribbon
- Ruler (optional)
- Circular Cookie Cutter or Cup
- Circular Cake Decorator Tip (or straw)
Ingredients You Need
- 2 Cups Flour (Whole Wheat or Non-Bleached)
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Milk (I used Skim)
- 45 – 60 minutes
These instructions are based on the Olympic Medal Dog Treats that I created in this picture. If you want to learn more, keep reading!
Disclosure: The ribbons are not meant to be edible. They are simply for display purposes only. I recommend cutting the ribbon before giving your pet the cookie to avoid them eating it by accident.
Instructions Part One – Make the Treats
Preheat oven to 375’F.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter and milk. It may be easier to nuke the peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds.
Add the peanut butter/milk mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. It should start to resemble a dough like substance, like this:
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll dough to desired thickness.
Use either a round cookie cutter or a cup to cut our circular cookies from the dough. I used my favorite “Aye Chihuahua” cup….How appropriate!
Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
Using the cake decorator tip, push a hole through each cookie. This is to string the ribbon once the cookies are done baking.
TIP: If you don’t have a cake decorator tip, you can use a straw!
Bake for 12-14 minutes. Keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn!
Instructions Part Two – Cut and Tie the Ribbons
While your treats are baking in the oven, you can work on this step. Cut strips of ribbon to desired length.
String the ribbon through the hole you created in the cookie
Tie a Knot
Step 4 – Optional
Decorate using the dots you cut out in part one. I used these to create the “Olympic Rings”. You can get creative here (just make sure it’s pet safe! NO Chocolate EVER!). If you do something different, leave a pic on my Facebook wall, so I can see!
That’s it! You’re done and ready to make your dog a gold medalist!
Trying to get a decent pic of Chuy with these treats was nearly impossible! That’s how much he loved them. He was insane! So, that goes without saying that they are Chuy Chihuahua Approved!
Enjoy! Get more DIY Pet Projects on our gallery page.