No matter how audiences feel about ”Scooby-Doo” (in theaters June 14), the movie is bound to please many a pooch — at least when it comes to diet. As an official tie-in, Snausages is baking a line of boxed Scooby Snacks. But, for those who feel their dog needs a personalized cuisine, we gathered Scooby Snack recipes from three bakeries that specialize in doggie treats (national: Three Dog Bakery, Bone Appetit Bakery midwestern:Happy Dog Bakery). The good news? Dogs enjoy oats, honey, peanut butter, and other ingredients that are perfectly healthy for them in moderate quantities. So, in a pinch, you and your pup can share the same treat. Hey, Shaggy would.
Three Dog Bakery’s Scooby Snacks
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cinnamon
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add water, honey, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Knead dough. Roll out into a 1/2-inch thick square patty. Sprinkle cinnamon over entire surface. Roll dough into a tight log. Freeze for 30 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces. Bake on a baking sheet for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes 12-18 snacks.
Sarah Jean’s Three Dog Bakery Scooby Snacks
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup skim milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In a second bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well. Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll it out 1/4 inch thick, and cut in small squares. Place on a greased baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store on an airtight container.
Bone Appetit Bakery’s Scooby Snacks
4 cups all-purpose or wheat flour
1 cup corn meal
4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium size bowl, mix eggs, vegetable oil, honey, and water. Combine all remaining dry ingredients and add to bowl, mixing briefly until moistened. If dough does not stick together, use your hands to work it into a rollable consistency. Roll out dough to approximately 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters to desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until treats begin to brown. Turn off oven and allow treats to dry out in oven until cool and quite hard. Makes approximately 5 dozen 2 inch cookies.
Happy Dog Bakery’s Peanut Barker Scooby Snacks
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
3 tablespoon peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 tablespoon shortening or margarine
2 tablespoon honey or molasses
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine water and oats in a large mixing bowl; add honey, peanut butter, oil, and shortening. Mix well. Add flour to make dough that is not sticky to the touch. Roll dough about 1/4” thick. Cut out each cookie, and poke with a fork. Bake 45 minutes. Leave in oven until cool, about one hour, before serving.