Dog Biscuit Recipe!

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.

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  1. #1 by b on June 2, 2008 - 9:56 am

    http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=87

    (scroll to the bottom)

    I’ve bought this at Whole Foods before. I haven’t used it much, but it seems to work just as well as normal shortening.

  2. #2 by hilstreet on June 2, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    Thanks, B!

  3. #3 by Becky on June 2, 2008 - 12:48 pm

    Wow, you are good dog owner to actually BAKE treats for Hollis! I wish I had the desire to do that for Sunny! (: For now, Milkbones will have to suffice.

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