A man’s soul can be judges by the way he treats his dog.
I am pretty sure Ryan would be the first to agree, my dogs come before pretty much everyone and everything in life. I live for my two weirdos, so I guess when someone judges my soul, they will be pretty impressed.
All jokes aside, I love making new treats for my dogs to enjoy on different occasions…but my favorite is for their birthdays. For Miller’s 4th Birthday this year I created those adorable Pup-Cakes…so I obviously had to go big for Charlie’s 2nd Birthday this year!
Charlie’s birthday treats were inspired by my favorite NCAA coach, the great Nick Saban. The man eats 2 Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies every morning for breakfast. I can’t blame him either, they are so freaking delicious!
If Oatmeal Creme Pies are good enough for Saban, they are good enough for my dogs. These Puppy Oatmeal Creme Pies are easy to make, take 20 minutes to complete & the dogs absolutely LOVED them!
Part 1: How to make your Puppy Oatmeal Creme Pies:
This is a 2 part recipe. First you make your oatmeal “cookies” and then your cream filling.
In order to make those cute oatmeal cookies you first combine oatmeal and flour in a bowl. Toss the ingredients together before adding in your apple sauce, cinnamon and honey.
Combine the ingredients together so they form a wet “batter”.
Next you will scoop out 2-3 tablespoons worth of batter into your hand & form 8 oatmeal balls.
Before baking them in the oven, using the palm of your hand (or a spoon), squish each ball to form a flat cookie shape. These cookies do not spread in the oven so you want to make sure you create your cookie shape before beginning the baking process.
Finally you will bake the cookies for 15 minutes.
Part 2: How to make your Oatmeal Creme Filling:
While your cookies are baking, you can make your “creme filling”. You do this by combining softened creme cheese, honey and cinnamon together.
After the ingredients are incorporated, place the filling in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
When the cookies have baked, and cooled, it is time to make your puppy creme pies.
To do this, scoop 1-2 tablespoons worth of filling out and place it on the inside of one of your cookies. Spread the filling out so that it covers the entire cookie.
Repeat this process three more times until four of your cookies are covered. Take the remaining four cookies and top each of your iced cookies. You have now created Puppy Oatmeal Creme Pies!
Miller is my “calmer for the camera” dog, I couldn’t capture Charlie eating his treats because he inhaled them too quickly!
These cookie dog treats were not only fun to make, but the dogs absolutely loved eating them. They fought over who got to eat the excess filling that they spilt on the floor when they were eating their treats.
Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Charlie! I hope your next 365 days are filled with lots of puppy hugs, playing with Miller and all the treats you can dream of!
- 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup all natural apple sauce
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 oz non-fat cream cheese
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Into a bowl add flour and oatmeal. Stir to combine.
Next add honey, cinnamon & apple sauce. Mix all ingredients well until thickens.
Once "dough" is created, scoop out 2 tbsp worth, form into a ball & place on lined baking sheet. You should get 8 equal size balls.
When oven is heated, add baking sheet to oven & cook for 15 minutes.
When cookies are finished, use a spoon and flatten cookies out before they cool. Place on cooling rack until ready for use.
Into a bowl add cream cheese, honey & cinnamon.
Whip ingredients until all completely mixed.
When cookies are cool, add 1-2 tbsp worth of icing to 4 cookies. Top with remaining 4 cookies.
Feed to your furry friends, ENJOY!