My brain is constantly churning for ideas to keep the pupperonis (yes that’s what I call them) mentally occupied. We’ve developed a little game in the yard where I bring treats, toss them as far as I can, one-by-one, as quickly as I can, to get the dogs running around like headless chickens in the yard. It tires them out pretty quickly chasing after the treats and reinforces their recall quite well. And there is always a reward, if you didn’t find the treat, you get a treat when you return to me.. and repeat. The dogs love it.
But this game requires dry, easy to toss treats. Kibble works sometimes but it’s not “exciting.” Cheese is good but I don’t always want to use up our cheese stash.
Our pups don’t eat grains of any sort so I’m always thinking of grain-free options. I love LOVE Origin freeze dried treats when I can fit them into our budget. But homemade is always good too. Two containers of plain Siggis Icelandic yogurt were staring me in the face and I had an idea.
So here is my recipe for simple two ingredient grain free cookies.
- 2 containers of Siggi’s Plain Icelandic skyr yogurt (this stuff is so nice and thick and creamy) – 5ish oz each
- 2 Tbs of peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350F. Place peanut butter and yogurt into the blender (I used my single serve ninja blender) and blend until well combined. (I heated up the peanut butter first but this probably isn’t necessary). Grease and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper (the grease helps the paper stick). Pour blended mixture into a plastic ziploc bag. Seal shut and snip off the tip of the plastic bag. Press out small “chips” onto the parchment, spacing about 1-2 inches. Bake in oven for 10-12 mins or until set. Remove and allow to cool, and serve and play! Makes about 50-60 mini cookies or more depending upon size.
**You can alternatively freeze these treats by popping them in the freezer for about an hour (no baking) and serve to pups as a hot weather treat. Just note…they melt fast!