Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dog Treat Recipes

Dog Treats

Fido will love chomping on these tasty & healthy treats!

biscuit dough:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water

1 large egg
2 Tablespoons milk

1. Preheat the oven to 275°.
2. In a large bowl: combine the flour, oatmeal, wheat germ, peanut butter, vegetable oil, honey, baking powder and water.
3. Mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
4. Roll the dough out to a ½-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheets.
5. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and milk. Brush the glaze on the
6. Bake for 30 minutes. Rotate the pans, and bake for an additional 20 - 30
minutes, until biscuits are golden and firm.

Low Fat Dog Cookies Recipe

1-1/2 cups of hot water
1-1/2 tsp. beef or chicken bouillon powder
3 tablespoons olive oil (or vegetable oil)
3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
Optional: 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (or 1 finely minced clove) *see note below

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix hot water, oil and bouillon powder. Add flour, cornmeal and vegetables and mix well. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a minute or two. Roll out to 1/4" thick.
Cut into shapes (I used an inverted glass dipped in flour, then cut the circle in two to make half moon shapes) but bone-shaped cookies are cute.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degree for 30 minutes. Let cool - even though your dog will probably be winding around your feet from the time you take the cookies out of the oven. Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on the size you cut. Store in the fridge, in an air tight container.

*Please note: There is an ongoing debate about giving garlic to dogs; some
people say it is poisonous, while others believe it is a flea deterrent with many other health benefits. You can search Google to find out more. For this recipe, you can either include the garlic, or omit it, according to your preference and what you feel is best for your dogs.

Microwave Dog Cookie Jar Mix

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2/3 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp beef boullion granules

Layered Dog Cookies

Layer the ingredients, in the order given, in a 1 quart jar, packing each layer firmly.

To Use:

Empty jar contents into a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup of shortening, 1 slightly beaten egg and 3/4 cup of hot water. Knead for five minutes. Roll 1/2" thick on a floured board. Cut into bone shapes or triangles etc.

Microwave at 60% power for about 10-15 minutes, rotating plate. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Christina~

I just love making dog treats. Paws and Bailey couldn't wait to get theirs. :> )

I would never have thought to layer the biscuit mix like we do for cookies. That would make a GREAT gift for the dog lover on your gift list!

Thanks for sharing these!