Saturday, October 24, 2009

Doggy Biscuits Mix in a Jar

Doggy Biscuits Mix in a Jar

1 quart wide-mouth canning jar
1 dog biscuit cookie cutter
16 inches pretty ribbon
1 large envelope, with a hole punched in the upper left hand corner
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon brown or granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt

Type baking instructions (see below) on a pretty piece of paper or card and tuck inside the envelope.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine: the flours, cornmeal, milk powder, sugar, garlic powder and salt. Using a funnel, pour dry ingredients into the jar.
Close jar tightly. Tie dog biscuit cookie cutter and instruction card around the top of the card with a pretty ribbon.

Doggy Biscuits:

Position a rack in the center of the oven. Heat it to 250 degrees F.

Place Doggy Biscuits mix ingredients in a medium size bowl. Add 1 large egg, 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 to 1/2 cup (or more) hot chicken broth, beef broth or very hot water.
Make a dough that is very heavy, but not sticky. Add more flour or water, 1 teaspoon at a time if dough is too moist (use flour) or too dry (use hot water). Turn out dough onto a floured pastry cloth and knead 8 to 10 times until elastic. Let dough rest for 5 minutes.

Roll out dough 1/2 of an inch thick and cut with a dog-bone shaped cutter.
Place cookies close together as they will not spread. Bake for 1 hour.

Rotate the baking trays in the oven (turn tray around 180 degrees F), and bake them another half hour. Cool the cookies in the pan for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire cake rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Bowser Biscuits (for doggies)

1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients and pour into pint jar.

Attached the following instructions to a gift tag:

Peanut Butter Bowser Biscuits:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. Add 1 cup peanut butter and 3/4 cup milk. Stir until well mixed. Place mixture on floured surface and knead. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 36 biscuits

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