Baking Day: Easy Dog BiscuitsPosted: January 12, 2012
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)
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.
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.
Though I have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, I wanted smaller treats so I used circle shape.
4. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly before storing.
And remember, every good dog deserves a treat!