Baking Peanut Butter and Bacon Treats for Our Dog Molly

This is Molly Sampling Her First Peanut Butter Bacon Treat.
Molly had a terrible seizure on Wednesday at the Vets office and I am spoiling her.  So much so I am making her special treats.  These are an adaptation of an adaptation I previously made her called Peanut Butter Treats.  I used things I have on hand and that I know she likes! In fact there is nothing in these a person could not eat!

Dog Bone Cutters of Course.
Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Bacon Treats:

1 C. + 2 T. water
1 rounded teaspoon of chicken stock granules
1/4 C. peanut butter
2 T. bacon drippings
1 1/2 T. honey
1/4 C. strawberry jam
1 t. kosher salt
3 1/4 C. all purpose flour
1/2 C. cornmeal
1/3 C. whole wheat flour + more for rolling out
2 T. cold mashed potatoes
1/4 C. dry milk powder
2 t. yeast

Add all of the ingredients to a large mixer bowl and blend with paddle attachment on lowest speed.  Scrape off the paddle and the sides of the bowl and attach the dough hook.  Machine knead the dough for 15 minutes. Add additional whole wheat flour or droplets of water as needed until the dough forms a smooth and elastic ball and DOES NOT CLING TO THE SIDES OF THE BOWL.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment or sil-pat baking mats.

Ready to Go into the Oven.
Lightly flour the board and rolling pin with whole wheat flour and roll the dough to just over 1/4" thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Bake both pans at the same time on racks near the center of the oven rotating and switching them half way through the baking time.  Bake 50-60 minutes.  Then LEAVE THE PANS IN THE OVEN AND TURN OFF THE HEAT.  LEAVE THE TREATS IN THE CLOSED OVEN FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2-4 HOURS.   

Molly Will Share with Elsa the German Shepard When She Comes To Play.
Remove from the oven an cool completely.  Store in an air tight container.  Yield depends on the size cutters you are choosing.  I yielded one very happy dog.

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