Zsa Zsa has a particular fondness for some dog biscuits that I often prepare. Zeph adores them too but they’re known in this household as Zsa Zsa’s cookies. I’ve told you’ve many times that I firmly believe processed dog food is not good for your beloved canine.

Zeph and Zsa Zsa are on a raw food diet, meaning they get lots of raw beef, chicken, rabbit, venison and fish. They also get organic coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon and flaxseed oil mixed into their food, along with organic yoghurt, brown rice, raw oats, vegetables and quinoa. And shock, horror: they chomp on meaty bones and chicken necks. Vets will often tell you No Bones but what on earth did the domestic dog’s ancestors, the wolves, eat? I don’t think they dropped into their local pet food store to stock up on dry kibble (which is usually grain-based). Nope. They chowed down on the flesh and bones of animals they hunted.

If you want to catch up on recipes that you can prepare for your dog or food ideas, go here, here and here. But today, I prepared some of Zsa Zsa’s cookies and thought I’d share the recipe with you. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of hot water

Get out a whisk and make sure you thoroughly blend the flour and oats in a bowl. Add the peanut butter, then gently pour in the hot water. Mix well and knead in the bowl with your hands. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead some more. Take a rolling pin and roll out the dough so it’s uniformly flat. Get out your favourite cookie cutter (must get a dog-shaped one for Zsa Zsa) and cut out the cookies. This recipe makes around 20 yummy cookies.

Place cookies onto a non-stick baking tray and bake until golden at 180°C (or 350F). Should take about 30 minutes but watch they don’t burn. Leave to cool and notice how your canine friend or friends have been lurking around the kitchen whilst you’ve been preparing this easy-to-do recipe!


Preparing the dough.


Zeph and Zsa Zsa realise that I’m making their favourite dog biscuits!


Zsa Zsa makes sure I have the correct oven temperature.


Zeph patiently waits for the cookies to cool.


There were 20 cookies in this batch.