I bake bread and treats for Ryan and me on the weekends. Why not bake for my #1 man, Hollis?
I wanted to share this recipe just in case you want to make your pups a homemade treat! Hollis gave them rave reviews! They have a microwave option for those who don’t want to bake in the summer.
These treats do contain shortening, so they are not organic … but do you know what? Sometimes that’s just what the best treats are … non-organic … like Kraft Spiral Mac and Cheese. 🙂
Lucky Dog Biscuits
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 T. sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup hot water
1 chicken or beef bouillon cube – I held one chicken and one beef bouillon cube in either hand in front of Hollis to see which one he favored so that I could pick the treats’ flava. The results of the trial were inconclusive. I think he likes beef and chicken the same. I’d be interested to hear if any of your pets fancy one bouillon flavor over another.
DIRECTIONS: Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg. Stir bouillon cube into warm 1/2 cup hot water. Slowly add to flour mixture. Knead dough 5 minutes. Divide dough and roll on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Microwave: Place cutouts on microwaveable plate. Microwave at half power for 5-10 minutes, turning treats over once during the middle of the microwave time. Oven: Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.