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Homemade Puppy Treats
January 11, 2009
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Wasn't sure where to post this………..buy they are my “farm animals”, ok, they're my kids, but they love their cookies too!!

¾ cup non-fat Milk (-OR- omit egg and increase milk to 1 cup)
1 Egg (see above)
1 cup Peanut Butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup Brown Rice Flour
1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups Oat Flour (or blender-ize some oatmeal to make a coarse flour), or Whole Wheat Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder (Rumford — it’s aluminum free)

Mix the peanut butter, egg, and milk together with a whisk (or in a blender), then add flour and baking powder to make a stiff dough.  You’ll want the dough fairly stiff; adjust quantity of flour if needed.  You may have to use your hands to work in the last of the flour.  (I used my stand mixer with dough hooks for this, worked great!)

Roll out (or press with your hands) on well-floured surface, about ¼-inch thick.  Cut into desired sizes with a cookie cutter or plastic knife and lift onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, then turn and bake another 15-20 minutes or until done.  Cool completely and store in an airtight container or zip top bag.  Homemade dog treats can be kept in the freezer to extend freshness.  I only baked 15 minutes first, then 10, they were pretty crunchy.

 

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January 11, 2009
9:42 am
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This is the one I use most

3 1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 c oatmeal
1 c milk
1/2 c hot water
2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 cup meat drippings

Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Add milk and drippings and beat. Add flour and oatmeal. mix well. Press onto an ungreased cookie sheet and cut into shapes desired. Bake at 300 for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in the oven to harden. 

January 11, 2009
9:43 am
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Sometimes I add bacon bits or chopped apple peel.

January 16, 2009
8:44 am
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CHEESY DOG-BONE BISCUITS

(makes 30)

 

4 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated

4 Tblsp. Butter, softened & cut into 4 pieces

¾ cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

1 Tblsp. Half & Half

 

Heat oven to 350°.  In a food processor, combine cheese, butter, flour & salt; pulse on low speed until dough forms a ball.  On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle about 8 by 10 inches, and 1/8” thick.  Cut biscuits with a cookie cutter and transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.  Let cool. 

 

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January 16, 2009
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DOGGIE BISCUITS

(makes about 6 dz)

 

1 tsp. instant beef bouillon

½ cup hot water

2 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour

½ cup nonfat dry millk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 jar (about 3 ¼ ounces) bacon-flavored pieces

1 TBlsp. firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

 

Preheat oven to 300°.  In a medium bowl, dissolve bouillon in water.  Add remaining ingredients, stirring until well blended.  On a lightly floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out dough to 1/8” thickness.  Use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out dough.  Transfer to a greased baking sheet.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cook completely.  Store in an airtight container.

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December 1, 2009
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These would be perfect Christmas presents for friends with pets!

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December 1, 2009
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You are SO SMART for reviving this thread!!!!!!! Yes THANK YOU!!!! Chef  Pawprint   Pawprint   Pawprint   Pawprint

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January 16, 2011
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These all sound great and I can't wait to try them out!!!  Thanks so much for sharing!

January 16, 2011
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I think that I would make them using a chicken leg to make some stock and use the meat in place of the bacon bits and there would be enough fat from the meat that you wouldn't need the oil.

January 17, 2011
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Ross, I would do the same, to much sodium isn't good for the dogs and the bullion is loaded with it.  Good use of leftovers.

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January 18, 2011
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Here is a recipe for a special dog treat.  My dogs love liver but you could use any meat available.

I found this recipe on the following site.  http://www.dogaware.com/diet/treats.html#liver

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Liver Bread

 

1 lb of any kind of liver, pureed

1 cup of any kind of flour

1 cup of corn meal

2 Tbsp of Garlic powder (amount optional)

1 Tbsp of oil

Puree the liver and mix in the other ingredients.  Spread on a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan (I line a pan with foil and oil it).  Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Cool and break in pieces. Freezes well.

January 18, 2011
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Here is a non-meat treat recipe from the same webiste as above.

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Peanut Butter Treats

2 tablespoons corn oil

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup water

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups white flour

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oil, peanut butter and water. Add Flour 1 cup at a time, then knead into firm dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with small bone shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

January 18, 2011
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I have made the milk bone ones, some peanut butter ones and some of my own creation that involved giblets and whole wheat flour. The dog liked the milk bone ones and giblet ones but did not really enjoy the softer peanut butter ones.

January 18, 2011
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Becky3086

For softer cookies I put them back in the oven at a low temp and bake them until they are hard/crisp.

My boys like crunchier cookies.

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January 18, 2011
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I don't bake any dog treats, but I do make my chicken stock in the pressure cooker.  When I get done, the bones are soft enough crush with my fingers, and my dogs LOVE the stuff that is leftover.  Onions are bad for dogs, so leave them out, but carrots and celery are ok.  Don't give too much all at once–there might be digestive consequences.  Go ahead, ask me how I know.

I suppose if I wanted to, I could mix the stock leftovers with some ww flour and eggs, make a dough and bake it.  I am lazy, so I freeze it in a ziplock, patting it out into a thin layer, and I break a frozen chunk off  for them.

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January 18, 2011
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For christmas gifts this year I made Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog cookies. I rolled the dough out and used christmas cookie cutters. After baking I bagged them in treat bags and gave them as christmas gifts to my coworkers that have dogs. Big hit! And I loved doing something special for their pets. The feedback was that the cookies were delish.

January 19, 2011
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smiley-puppy  Awesome find!  I have 3 dogs that like to be rewarded with (cookies) every time they come in from doin business…seems they do alot of business..lol…and maybe I could cut corners on the treat bill by making them from scratch….Thank you for all the doggie cookie recipes…

 

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January 19, 2011
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Michigan Tina,

You will cut costs but will also be feeding your dogs a heathier treat in most cases.  You can make them any size you want and stretch a bit further too.
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January 19, 2011
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Size does matter…lol…in dog cookies.  That is a good idea.  Use a small cookie cutter or cut them into bite size pieces….Thankssun

 

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Your welcome.  We have 4 dogs at home so it can get quite expensive buying treats.  I love experimenting with new recipes for them.  They always seem to know when I'm baking for them  smiley-puppy

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