Baking Day: Easy Dog Biscuits


Farmer D is always excited when he walks in the house and sees that I have the oven on.

“Mmmm, I smell garlic,” he said today

“Yep,” I answered.

“How soon till it’s done?” he asked.

“Shortly,”  I replied, “but they’re not for you.”

He looked sad, as if I he caught me making dinner for some other man, until I explained that I was trying out a recipe for dog treats for our indoor and outdoor security staff (a.k.a., Ike, Rodeo and Annie).

The following recipe is simple, and you can use whatever “meat” you have on hand. (I used chicken stock. I strain, skim and freeze the drippings whenever I roast chicken)

EASY DOG BISCUITS

2 c. Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 c. All-Purpose Flour

1/2 c. Milk

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 large Egg, beaten

1/4 c. Beef or Chicken Stock (you can also use bacon drippings)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; lightly spray or grease a cookie sheet. Lightly flour a surface to roll the dough out on.

I cheated on both of these and used silicone mats — sprayed one with Pam to bake on, and rolled the dough out on another.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, and garlic powder. Add the milk, egg and your stock of choice. Stir.

This dough is very stiff. I started stirring it with a wooden spoon, but ended up kneading it with my hands.

3. Roll out the dough to about a 1/4-inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into the desired shapes.

My mini rolling pin works great for small jobs like this.

Though I have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, I wanted smaller treats so I used circle shape.

This is where silicone mats come in handy - nothing sticks!

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly before storing.

These look good enough to eat (and you actually can - if it makes you happy).

And remember, every good dog deserves a treat!

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2 Comments on “Baking Day: Easy Dog Biscuits”

  1. What a great recipe! I can’t wait to try it…I have a cupful of bacon grease under the cabinet calling my name!! I’m going to pin this to my Pinterest board right now!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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