Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

It is easy to create nutritious dog treats and biscuits from ingredients from your own refrigerator and pantry. This page contains recipes for homemade dog treats.

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Tip: Flea Hater Dog Biscuits

By coville123 326 89

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup of brewers yeast
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. of canola oil
  • Optional: 1 clove of garlic chopped or 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock, plus 3 Tbsp. for basting

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F, line a sheet with parchment paper. Mix flour, wheat germ, brewers yeast, and salt together in medium bowl. Combine oil and garlic, add 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Mix until well combined. Knead for 2 minutes by hand on floured surface, dough will be sticky. Roll dough out about 3/8 inch thick. Cut out bone shapes, put on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet, baste with remaining chicken stock. Bake 10 minutes longer. Turn off oven; let pan sit in oven for 1 and 1/2 hour longer.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

Editor's Note: Most veterinarians recommend avoiding garlic and onions for dogs but some suggest it for natural flea prevention. Please discuss this with your own vet.

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Tip: Doggie Treats Out Of Stale Bread

By Linda L. 83 330

Having adopted my third "recycled" dog who is being trained, I was going through a lot more doggie treats than before. I decided to take some bread that was going stale anyway and try an experiment.

I piled up a few slices then cut them into quarters. I laid them out on a cookie sheet, lightly brushed them with healthy olive oil, and sprinkled them with garlic powder. I put them in a low oven for a bit, until they were hard and crunchy, like Melba toast. All healthy ingredients and they basically cost me nothing, I used the too stale for me bread and the dogs love them. May try flax seed next time!

By Linda from Vista, CA

Editor's Note: Most veterinarians recommend against giving your dog garlic, but there some do advocate for it. Please talk to your own vet prior to feeding dogs garlic.

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Tip: Homemade Dog and Cat Treats

By Julia 147 1,074

red and green biscuitsI've collected these pet treat recipes over a period of the past 20 years, have tried them all, and cats and dogs have liked them all. Of course, we've been owned by a few that would eat just about anything, so that may not be the best judge of them being wholesome. A couple recipes were "tweaked" by me for our fussy little Pomeranian, and if I knew the source, I noted it on the recipe. When sitting in vet's offices, we often traded recipes with other pet owners, and I have no idea where those recipes originated.

On several recipes, I substituted the use of lard with olive oil, but left bacon fat or grease when it was called for. I know from long experience that bacon is a favorite of most cats and dogs alike, and often times, made the difference as to whether or not the pet would accept the treat. They are smart little things and cannot be easily fooled.

Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup bran flakes
  • 1/4 cup soy flour
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses (unsulphered)
  • 2 Tbsp. oil or fat
  • 1 Tbsp. kelp or 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • 1/2 tsp. bone meal
  • 1/3 cup milk or water

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together.

Knead and shape into crescents, rounds, or sticks for dogs. For cats, roll out and cut into narrow strips or ribbons.

Bake 25-30 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees F) until lightly toasted. Watch the narrow strips as they tend to get done sooner than the others. If the biscuits are not hard enough, leave them in the oven with the heat turned off for an hour or as long as desired.

Dog and Cat Biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp. oil

Directions:

Mix all together. Cut into shapes and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.

Aunt Bianca's Dog/Cat Biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered skim milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Flavoring: meat drippings, broth, or water from canned tuna (enough to make a stiff dough)

Directions:

Combine flour, powdered milk, and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl.

Add beaten egg and flavoring; mix well with hands. Dough should be very stiff. If necessary add more flavoring.

On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with shaped cookie cutters of your choice.

Place biscuits on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Doggie and Kitty Vitamin Crisps:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cooked greens, chopped in a blender (spinach, kale, turnip greens, Swiss chard, etc.). You can substitute chopped carrots.
  • 2 Tbsp. oil or bacon fat
  • 1 Tbsp. alfalfa meal
  • 2 Tbsp. brewers yeast
  • 3/4 tsp. bone meal

Directions:

Mix ingredients together.

Add enough milk, stock, or water to make a firm dough.

Roll out flat on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F until barely brown.

Doggie and Kitty Oatmeal Crisps:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup soy bean flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 4 Tbsp. lard, bacon fat, or oil mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. bone meal

Directions:

Mix flours, add liquid.

Mix well.

Roll out on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown at 350 degrees F.

Kitty Cheese Snaps or Dog Bones:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup each grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsifted whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cooking spray

Directions:

In large bowl, mix cheeses with oil.

Stir in flours, milk powder, and garlic salt until blended.

Add water; knead in bowl until stiff yet pliable dough forms.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease 1 or 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out treats with cookie cutter. (For kitty snaps, use 1/2 inch triangular or round cookie cutter; for dog bones, use 3 1/2 inch cutter in the shape of a bone.) Gather scraps, re-roll dough and cut out into more shapes.

Bake kitty snaps 15-18 minutes, turning once, until lightly golden.

Bake dog bones 38-40 minutes, turning once, until golden. Let cool on wire rack.

Makes 650 kitty snaps or 24 dog bones.

Recipe from McCall's/November 1997 Issue

By Pookarina from Boca Raton, FL

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Question: Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats

I am looking for some quick and easy homemade dog treat recipes. I'm not very good at working the computer to find these things so please email me any recipes.

I have one recipe: 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup peanut butter and 3/4 cup milk. Mix until moistened then knead for 5 minutes, roll into balls and use a fork to criss-cross cookies just like you would for regular cookies. Bake 350 for 20 minutes and cook completely.

My dogs LOVE them but I would like more recipes. I hope your dogs like these, please send me some recipes. Thank you.

Elaine from Christmas Valley, OR

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By homemade-dog-food 1 Flag

November 9, 2010

My 2 poodles love the treats I make using the quick and easy dog treat recipes from here:

http://healthyhomemadedogfoodrecipes.com/5-easy-homemade-dog-treat-recipes

Enjoy!

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

By Robin 5,893 29

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • water, enough to moisten

Directions

Mix ingredients together well. Form into a ball, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes, place on cookie sheets and bake in 325 oven for 30 minutes, or until browned. Turn off oven, leaving biscuits in the oven until cooled. These biscuits may be frozen, but keep well for a couple of weeks if they are very dry and crisp.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Tip: Easy Doggie Treats

By Barbara Kamm 8 3

Ingredients

  • 3 jars baby food, chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls, press flat with fork. Bake on well greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes. Store in fridge. Freezes well. You can use wheat germ instead of Cream of Wheat.

By soochatty from Middletown, DE

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Recipe: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

By Irishwitch 390 18

My dog waits in the kitchen when I make these for his stocking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
Options:
  • 1/3 cup finely grated cheese,
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients together. Then mix the wet ingredients together. Blend both mixtures until a firm dough is achieved. Shape dough into an oblong roll, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease sheet pan.

Slice roll into 1/4 inch slices, place on sheet pan and bake for about 1 hour or until treats are done, checking after 45 minutes, and then every 5 minutes thereafter.

Let them cool before giving to your best friend.

Source: My Dog

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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Tip: Homemade Doggie Popsicles

By Little Suzy 105 379

Many of us have pets. Here is a way to make and preserve yummy treats for them and have them handy when you need them for that extra special trick they do. Buy a cheap roasting chicken and cook it in the crock pot. It cooks off the bone and falls apart.

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Tip: Homemade Dog Treats

Here is a great idea for dog treats that are easy to make, high in fiber, all natural, and your dog will love them! I started making these when my Lab got a case of chronic diarrhea and they helped a lot.

In a large bowl, combine any of these ingredients (you don't need to use them all and you can be flexible with the amounts):

  • 1 can of pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not the sugary filling)
  • 1 can of yams or a cooked sweet potato (rinse the yams)
  • 1 bag of boil-in-a-bag brown or white rice
  • 1 can of chicken
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries

Mix together (I use my hands, it's messy but easy). Pack the mixture in spare ice cube trays and freeze until solid. If you use the ingredients exactly as above, using normal can sizes, it will fill about 2 trays. When frozen, just pop out and store in Ziploc bags.

Good even for most sensitive stomachs and a nice, cool treat for a hot summer day. I microwave one cube for my dogs and mix with their kibble in the AM. They absolutely love them!

By Beth from Jackson, MI

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Recipe: Honey Mint Dog Biscuits

These home-made dog biscuits are easy to make and dogs love them. They are also breath fresheners.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 tsp mint extract
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Directions

    1. Mix all ingredients.
    2. Roll dough out 1/4-inch thick. Cut biscuits with cutter and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
    3. ,li> Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes.

    4. Remove and cool for softer biscuits or turn oven off and leave biscuits in overnight for harder ones.

    Tip: moisten fingers with water if dough is too sticky.

    By Kelly from Eureka, MO

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    Recipe: Turkey Dog Treats

    By Angela Quaite 2 5

    I was slicing up the turkey for Thanksgiving and noticed that there was quite a bit of turkey left on the bones. It was just on parts I would not use. With all that extra, I made turkey treats for my dogs and they loved them.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. of cooked turkey blended ( NO turkey skin, bones, or fat)
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 cups of flour
    • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
    • 1 cup water or broth*

    *Note: If using broth remember that onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) are harmful to dogs so it's suggested not to use it!

    Directions:

    In a blender or food processor, combine turkey meat and beaten eggs until well blended and set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine flour and rolled oats and add blended turkey. Add water or broth to flour, stir till dough is sticky.

    Divide dough into 2 balls. Knead each ball on a well floured surface (about 2 minutes), adding flour until the dough is no longer sticky.

    With a rolling pin, roll out dough to between 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on lightly greased baking sheet.

    Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Time should adjusted if size is different than in this recipe.

    Cool on rack and store, at room temperature, in a container with loose fitting lid.

    They should keep for 3 weeks, however you can freeze for longer use.

    Source: Recipe is from Mac Pherson's K-9 Cookbook. I substituted turkey in the place of ground beef.

    A good site for what's toxic to dogs:

    By Angela from London, Ontario

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    Question: Homemade Dog Treats for Pets with Allergies

    By Cyndi 1

    Does any one have a recipe for dog treats for dogs with allergies, something all natural?

    By Cyndi from Kenansville, FL

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    By Kristie Yocum 1 Flag

    April 28, 2012

    Making homemade dog food is not hard, but will take some time and effort. There are many recipes available, which include beef, chicken, rice and vegetables to name a few. You can find more information here: http://www.homemadedogfoodrecipesguide.com

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    Recipe: Microwave Doggie Doughnuts

    By Elaine 173 890

    The great thing about these dog treats is that you can make them in your microwave. It's really nice in summer so you don't heat up kitchen.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 3 Tbsp. oatmeal
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 2/3 cup beef or chicken broth

    Directions:

    1. Place flour in bowl, add egg and broth, mix well.
    2. Blend in oatmeal and garlic powder.
    3. Roll dough into a ball, then roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/2 in thickness.
    4. Cut with small doughnut cutter.
    5. Re-roll scraps, arrange in shallow baking dish or parchment paper, in a single layer.
    6. Cook on high 10 minutes or until firm. If baking half the doughnuts, only bake for 5 minutes.
    7. Let cool until hardened.
    8. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

    Source: I got this from my local veterinarian.

    By Elaine from IA

    Editor's Note: Many veterinarians advise for pet owners to avoid feeding garlic to dogs. There are some who recommend it. Speak to your vet or just omit the garlic powder from this recipe.

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    Recipe: Healthy Dog Treat Recipes

    By Martha 5 51

    Wheatfree, No Preservatives, No Corn, No Soy, No Added Salt or Sugar!

    Here is some top sellers that dogs keep begging for more. All ingredients are organic. But how you choose to make each recipe is up to you. Recipes scaled down from original.

    Apple Honey and Oats

    • 1/2 cup chicken broth (Homemade preferred with no salt added!)
    • 1 Tbsp. powdered milk
    • 6 Tbsp. apple puree
    • 1 tsp. honey
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 6 Tbsp. finely ground rolled oats
    • oat flour
    Roll out and cut to shape. Bake at 350 degrees F.

    Lamb Heart and Cheese

    • 1/2 cup chicken broth (Homemade preferred with no salt added!)
    • 1 Tbsp. oil
    • 1 lamb heart pureed with 1 egg
    • 1/2 tsp kelp powder
    • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
    • rye and barley flour
    Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

    MilkBone

    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 Tbsp. powdered milk
    • 1 egg
    • 1 Tbsp. oil
    • rye and barley flour
    Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

    Peanut Butter

    • 1/4 cup rice milk or water
    • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 tbsp Molasses
    • 1 tsp Alfalfa powder
    • Rye and barley Flour
    Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

    Blueberry Muffins

    • 1/2 Cup chicken broth or water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 Cup pureed blueberries
    • 2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 4-6 Tbsp. honey
    • 1/2 tsp alfalfa powder
    • spelt and rye flour
    Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

    Source: http://bowwowpetbakery110mbcom/

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    Question: Treat Ideas for Dog with Kidney Disease

    By tatsie 4 1

    I have a 15 year old chocolate Poodle and she has been diagnosed with kidney failure. The vet put her on a diet of kidney trouble food only. Does anyone have an idea of a treat that she can eat? The vet gave her "allergy treats" that are very expensive. She is eight and a half pounds.

    By tatsie

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    By Dena R. 3 106 Flag

    September 22, 2013

    Read the ingredients labels on the food and treats. Whatever kind of meat that is in them can be used as a treat... probably chicken, so cook some chicken and use small pieces as treats.

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    Question: Homemade Dog Treats for Dog with Kidney Disease

    By nancy 1

    I would like to find recipes for homemade dog treats for a dog with kidney disease.

    By Nancy from Flintstone

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    By Judi 18 938 Flag

    December 7, 2009

    You can use Prescription Diet K/D canned food and cut it into slices as it comes from the can. Bake it in a slow oven (I think it's about 200-250) until dried and firm. Cool on a rack and refrigerate. These can be broken after cooking or cut before for smaller dogs. Probably no the cheapest way but it's easy. Also, Science Diet sells biscuits for kidney disease.

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    Recipe: Liver Dog Treats

    By Robin 5,893 29

    I know this isn't for us humans, but if you're like me, you like to do a little something special once in a while for your dogs. They love this. I hope you enjoy sharing it with them! Just a little something different.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. raw liver, any kind (blended into a paste)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup corn meal (or flour)
    • 1/4 tsp. oregano
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

    Directions:

    Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes for chewy dog treats or longer for crisper treats.

    By Robin from Washington, IA

    Editor's Note: Most veterinarians recommend avoiding garlic for dogs but some do advocate its use. Check with your own pet health care provider. You can simply leave it out of this recipe if you are concerned.

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    Tip: An Apple a Day Dog Treat

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal
    • 1 apple, chopped or grated
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
    • 3/8 cup water

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray.
    3. Lightly dust work surface with flour.
    4. Blend flours and cornmeal in large mixing bowl.
    5. Add apple, egg, oil, brown sugar, and water. Mix until well blended.
    6. On work surface, roll dough out to 7/8 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of desired shape and size.
    7. Place treats on prepared sheet. Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes.
    8. Turn off oven. Leave door closed for 1 hour to make the treats crispy.
    9. Remove treats from oven.
    10. Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag, and place in refrigerator or freezer.

    Recipe makes 24 servings.

    Excerpted from http://www.fifty-fantastic-recipes.com/dog.htm

    By Bonnie Jo from RSM, CA

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    Tip: Bacon Bites - Dog Treats

    Is Fido your best friend? Here's a recipe that will make him happy this holiday season.

    • 3 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup bacon fat (or vegetable oil)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 3 to 4 slices bacon, crumbled up
    • 1/2 cup cold water

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 to 1/4 inch thickness. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

    Editor's Note: Feeding dogs and cats garlic is very controversial. Please check with your vet before including in this recipe, or simply make without the garlic powder.

    By Kathy

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    Tip: Storing Homemade Pet Treats

    By Marlene 20 53

    Let your homemade treats dry on a cookie sheet at least 72 hours before storing. A coffee can with a screw lid is ideal. If the treats aren't dry enough they will mold.

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    Question: Vitamin E fro Preserving Homemade Dog Treats

    How much vitamin E would I add to a basic dog biscuit recipe in order to preserve it and extend the shelf life? How do I acquire the vitamin E? The only form of vitamin E I am familiar with is the capsules that you can purchase at health food, grocery stores, or pharmacies.

    My daughter wants to sell homemade dog biscuits to friends, family, and some small businesses, but we need to try and be sure they will not go mouldy for a reasonable period of time (a number of weeks).

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

    By Christine

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    Question: Dog Biscuit Recipe

    By Randi Untracht 1

    I need the easiest recipes for dog biscuits that need to be mailed in the heat of the summer. Last Xmas, I made some that arrived moldy. It is June and I don't want this gift to be ruined.

    By R.U. from Hollywood, FL

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    By Lee 6 111 Flag

    June 21, 20121 found this helpful

    My recipes call for baking and letting them dry over night, but I have found that the ones that have oil, and or eggs in them will get moldy if I do not keep them in the frig. Here are (2) you can try.

    Liver Snack

    1 pkg. liver

    1 cup wheat flour

    1 cup cornmeal (not sure of temp. I just bake at 325 F till hard, and dry them over night). These really smell up the kitchen!

    Peanut Butter Bones

    4 c whole wheat flour

    2 c wheat germ

    2 c peanut butter

    1-1/1 c water

    1/4 c honey

    mix together, and roll out on cookie sheet bake at 350 F 30 to 35 min. dry over night. (I cut them before I bake them) (I also substitute molasses for the honey (costs less).

    I also grind oatmeal and substitute 1/2 of the wheat flour. I have some more recipes if you or anyone would like them here is my e-mail leekelly245 AT gmail.com sent a request. My big boy Zues loves his cookies!

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    Question: Looking for Dog Treat Recipes

    I am looking for dog treat recipes made with peanut butter, flour, eggs, and milk.

    By Debi

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    By Carrie Hendrickson 1 3 Flag

    August 17, 2013

    No eggs or milk but my dogs love this one.

    4 Tbsp blackstrap molasses

    1/2 cup peanut butter

    1 cup water

    6 Tbsp vegetable oil

    1 1/2 cups rolled oats

    2 cups whole wheat flour

    1. Preheat oven to 350*F.

    2. Whisk together the molasses, peanut butter, water, and vegetable oil.

    3. Combine the oats and flour. Slowly add to the wet ingredients.

    4. Mix thoroughly, drop tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and press down.

    5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.

    ---They will keep well for 2 weeks in air tight container, make sure they are totally dried before putting in container or they will mold. They can be frozen as well.

    This is another recipe I use often, I even grab a cookie or 2 for myself when I'm on the run.

    1/2 cup pumpkin puree (I usually end up using sweet potato, it's just more available)

    4 Tbsp blackstrap molasses

    4 Tbsp water

    2 Tbsp vegetable oil

    2 cups whole wheat flour

    1 tsp cinnamon

    1/4 tsp baking powder

    1/4 tsp baking soda

    1. Preheat oven to 350*F.

    2. Blend together the pumpkin puree, molasses, water and vegetable oil.

    3. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda to form a soft dough.

    4. Roll the dough into balls, put on a baking sheet, flatten them, and prick with a fork.

    5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until hard and crisp.

    These will also keep for a couple of weeks.

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    Tip: Diabetic Dog Treats

    By Irishwitch 390 18

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.

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    Question: Yogurt Dip Dog Treats

    I am looking for a yogurt dip recipe for dog treats that will harden and keep even out of the refrigerator. If you have one, please let me know.

    Thank you,
    Cindy

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    By guest (Guest Post) Flag

    April 22, 2006

    I'm not sure about the yogurt, but you could get some candy melts (Wilton makes some and they are available at Walmart and Michael's),melt them and dip the treats. As long as it isn't chocolate (and these aren't) they will be OK for dogs. The melts come in pastels, too ;-))

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    Tip: Ice Cream For Canines

    By ladyjane 6 11

    Our dog would constantly go after any ice cream left on the picnic table during summer and then whine if he couldn't get any. The problem is that dogs are lactose intolerant.

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    Recipe: Turkey Dog Treats

    By Angela Quaite 2 5

    I was slicing up the turkey for Thanksgiving and noticed that there was quite a bit of turkey left on the bones. It was just on parts I would not use. With all that extra, I made turkey treats for my dogs and they loved them.

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    Question: Making Soft Dog Treats

    By Sherry Hampton 35 60

    Does any one know how to make soft dog treats with baby food and wheat germ? There is more to the recipe that I found on thriftyfun.
    Thanks.

    By Sherry from Valdosta, GA

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    Archive: Homemade Dog Treats


    With the recent recalls of dog treats, many people are looking for recipes to make their own. Do you have any recipes to share?

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    Lots of home cooked recipes for animals on my blog and they are all free. Start here and work your way through the blog for some great recipes and ideas. http://flip195.wordpress.com/2007/04/14/

    By flip195

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    When I took my first dog for training, the trainer gave me this recipe. Very small bites (use pizza cutter and separate after baking) motivate my dogs.

    Mix:

    • 2 1/2 cups wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup wheat germ
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup bacon drippings

    Add:

    • 2 Tbsp. chicken broth
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1/2 cup cold water

    Roll and cut out (score with knife). Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Break into bites after cooled.

    By Friend of Dog

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    http://www.squidoo.com/dogfoodsecretsreview/ and http://www.squidoo.com/wellnessdogfood/ has healthy dog food recipes.

    By craig

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    My blog at http://www.homemadehealthypetfood.com has free dog food recipes, and it also has updates on the commercial dog food recall.

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    My siberian huskies were getting fat so i started giving them snacks of carrots and apples. Both of them like the apples, but only the female will eat a carrot. The male looks at me like I have got to be kidding. When I have time, I make them meatballs of ground turkey, rice, some bread crumbs, and mashed veggies. Then I cook them until they are pretty hard. They love them.

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    Go to the following website for tons of recipes!

    By Wendy

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    Go to http://www.recipezaar.com. Type in dog treats and hit "go". There are 17 different recipes

    By PICO

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    Check my post under Homemade Cat Treats for a recipe for both dogs and cats.

    By thriftmeg

    Editor's Note: Here is that post:

    RE: Homemade Dog Treats

    I have had problems in the past finding low sodium or salt free dog food for my aging doxies, so I started making my own. I usually use ground turkey mixed with some ground beef, browned and add cooked brown rice to make a nice mixture. Sometimes, I add mixed frozen vegetables and a package of brown gravy mix made to package directions. they love it. Check out this website too. http://www.i-love-dogs.com/dog-food-recipes.html

    By NOTNEW

    Archive: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits


    About a month ago, I saw a recipe on Animal Planet for Peanut Butter doggie biscuits. The recipe was from Three Dog Bakery and there was only about 4 ingredients to it. I didn't make it to the TF in time to copy it down. Did anyone happen to see that recipe? Oh pleeeease, tell me someone did! I've tried to find it on the web in I don't know how many places. All the recipes I find have way more than the few ingredients from the recipe I had seen on TF. Help!

    Jenny in KY

    Answers:

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Hi,
    Here's a link to a .zip file that has a bunch of recipes:

    http://www.gbronline.com/kcathey/goldenbone/dogbisc.htm

    I looked on Animal Planet but couldn't find the recipe. Hopefully someone else saw it and wrote down the recipe.
    Susan from ThriftyFun (02/24/2005)

    By ThriftyFun

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Title: Simple Simon's Birthday Bones
    Description: Very simple and dogs love them!
    Prep Time: 5 min
    Cook Time: 20 min
    Temperature: 375 degrees F

    Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skim milk

    Cooking Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.
    Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
    Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes.
    Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack then store in an airtight container.
    Makes 30 large bones

    Submitted By: From the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook
    There are A LOT of recipes for dogs that sound good where I found this: http://www.getrecipe.com/DogRecipes.asp (02/24/2005)

    By Rebecca

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    I saw the recipe, but did not get it. I will try again or find another cheap and simple peanut butter biscuit recipe for you on request, I love making treats for my dog and cat.

    (b)Little(/b) T (02/28/2005)

    By Natalia

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Here is the Three Dog Bakery recipe when they were on the Food Network.

    Dog Biscuits


    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skim milk

    Cooking Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

    Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack then store in an airtight container.
    Makes 30 large bones
    (06/24/2005)

    By tlspiegel

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    My dogs loved them! Also it very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe. (08/08/2005)

    By crazycamper12

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    cool(quote)(/quote) (01/02/2006)

    By

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    I just made these for my two furry friends and they love them! (12/03/2006)

    By Persnickety Paula

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Awesome recipe, easy to fix and my 4 dachshunds just love them. If you want them harder leave them in the oven after they are done baking and let them dry out. Great recipe. (01/03/2007)

    By Doris

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    I was able to get the recipe quickly. It is:

    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skim milk

    Cooking Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

    Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack then store in an airtight container.

    Makes 30 large bones

    They are delicious so says my German Shepherds. =D (12/11/2007)

    By Kristen

    peanut butter treats!

    Our dogs Mika and Lilly and Birdy love them! We're making them for are family dogs for Christmas! (12/20/2007)

    By Lilly++TeganDOGGIEloverrs!

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    simple simon's peanut butter bones

    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 tbs. baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skin milk

    Preheat oven to 375 degree. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well. turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. roll out 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. cool on a rack and then store in an airtight container. This recipe is courtesy of three dog bakery,INC. (02/02/2008)

    By

    RE: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Simple Dog Treats, the three dog bakery way

    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup skim milk

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
    In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.
    Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
    Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes.
    Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and then store in an airtight container.

    Makes 30 large dog treats.

    These last about a week with my pack. If you are feeding (treating) one dog or small dogs and need them to stay fresh longer than a week they can be dehydrated. Place the cookies on a baking sheet back in a cool oven. Leave the door closed over night for the moisture to be removed. I use my food dehydrator instead of the oven method. They can also be stored in the fridge.
    (03/03/2008)

    By guest to ThrifyFun

    Archive: Bake Your Own Dog Treats


    By Catherine Forman

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    Maybe you're celebrating a special occasion in your pup's life. Maybe you love to cook and want to experiment with new recipes! Here are some basic recipes for homemade dog treats -- I'd love to hear about any variations you try.

    The Basics

    • 3 1/2 cup unbleached flour
    • 2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup cornmeal
    • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
    • 1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
    • 3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth

    Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Mix together the flours, cornmeal, and milk powder. Combine the yeast broth with the flour mixture.

    Roll resulting dough out approximately 1/4" thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough -- this is a good time to use those cookie cutters! Brush biscuits with egg wash if desired. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300 degrees for 45 min.

    Turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening. Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits.

    The One-Step-Above The Basics

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    • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/4 cup oatmeal
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup warm water

    Optional:

    1/3 cup grated cheese or 1/2 cup peanut butter

    Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix wet ingredients. Blend wet and dry together until you get a firm dough. Shape dough into a roll, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for one hour.

    Slice roll into quarter-inch pieces and place on greased baking sheet. Cook at 300 degrees for about an hour. Let them cool before sharing with your pup!

    These will get you started... but be creative! You can always add boullion to water in any recipe to add more beef or chicken flavor. Just be careful -- some dogs are allergic to beef or wheat. And never EVER use chocolate!

    Feedback:

    RE: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

    Well sounds good and easy enough. Cookie and Oso will try these out soon. (04/26/2006)

    By meoowmom

    RE: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

    My dog is allergic to wheat, and if there is a way to make treats with out it I would love to know. She loves "cookies" (dog biscuits) but I have had to go to rawhide. Thanks so much (04/26/2006)

    By octoberbabye

    RE: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

    octoberbabye: try to make a recipe using oatflour (pulverize oatmeal in your blender, but be careful not to burn the motor), rye flour, buckwheat, spelt flour, quinoa flour, barley, or millet flour. You can find these at your health food store. I'm sure your baby would love the treats. (04/04/2007)

    By susanmajp

    RE: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

    This is great, my chis just love them. (04/08/2007)

    By George

    RE: Bake Your Own Dog Treats!

    Re Wheat Allergy - I made rice based treats that my little dog adores: Take equal quantities by weight of uncooked short grain rice and chicken liver. Cook the rice until soft, allow to cool a little, then mix with the raw liver in a food mixer (or use a stick blender). Spread about 1cm/.5 inch thick on non stick trays or silicon sheet, and bake at 150 centigrade for half an hour or so, then leave in a VERY low oven (100 c or so) overnight. Break into small pieces and store in a polythene bag or air tight container (07/12/2007)

    By Flissy's Mum

    Archive: Making Gourmet Dog Treats

    Even the family pet deserves a "special" treat! But those "gourmet" dog treats can be very expensive. These are great recipes for making your own dog treats at home. They also are terrific as gifts - we all know someone whose dog is very special to them:

    <h2>APPLE CINNAMON DOG BISCUITS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    <li> 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    <li> 1/2 cup cornmeal
    <li> 1/8 cup nonfat dry milk
    <li> 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    <li> 1/2 cup smooth applesauce
    <li> 1 egg, slightly beaten
    <li> 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water
    </ul>
    <P>1) Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the applesauce and egg, and blend thoroughly. Then add the water gradually, stirring with a wooden spoon. The dough should be very stiff; if not, add a little more flour. Knead the dough with your hands to create a smooth texture.

    <P>2) Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. (It helps if the "top" and "bottom" of the dough are lightly floured.) Use a cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the biscuits about 1/2 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

    <P>3) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 38 to 50 minutes. The biscuits should be lightly browned on the outside and they should not be moist inside. Turn the oven off and let the biscuits stay inside without opening the oven door for 5 hours or overnight to let them harden.

    <P>Store in an airtight container. Makes four dozen 3-inch-long by 1-inch-wide biscuits.

    <h2>BANANA-PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUITS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    <li> 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    <li> 1/2 cup cornmeal
    <li> 1/8 cup nonfat dry milk
    <li> 1 egg, slightly beaten
    <li> 1/4 cup mashed banana (about 1/2 banana)
    <li> 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    <li> 3/4 to 1 cup of water
    </ul>
    <P>1) Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the egg, banana and peanut butter. Blend well with a pastry blender until peanut butter and banana are about the size of small peas. Add the water gradually, stirring with a wooden spoon. The dough should be very stiff; if not, add a little more flour. Knead the dough with your hands to create a smooth texture.

    <P>2) Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Helps to lightly flour the top and bottom of the dough. Use the cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the biscuits about 1/2 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

    <P>3) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes to one hour. The biscuits should be lightly browned and they should not be moist on the inside. Turn the oven off and let the biscuits stay inside without opening the door for five hours, or overnight, to let them harden.

    <P>Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes 3 1/2 dozen 3 by 1 inch biscuits.

    <h2>GARLIC DOG BISCUITS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    <li> 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    <li> 1/2 cup cornmeal
    <li> 1/8 cup nonfat dry milk
    <li> 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (NOT GARLIC SALT!)
    <li> 1 egg, slightly beaten
    <li> 1 to 1 1/4 cups of water or broth
    </ul>
    <P>1) Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the egg, then add the water or broth gradually, stirring with a wooden spoon. The dough should be very stiff; if not, add a little more flour. Knead the dough with your hands to create a smooth texture.

    <P>2) Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Lightly flour the top and bottom. Use the cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the biscuits about 1/2 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

    <P>3) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes to one hour. The biscuits should be lightly browned and they should not be moist inside. Turn the oven off and let the biscuits stay inside without opening the oven door for five hours, or overnight, to let them harden.

    <P>Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 dozen 3 by 1 inch wide biscuits.

    <h2>SUNSHINE LIVER BROWNIES</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 3 to 3 1/2 lbs of liver, beef or chicken
    <li> 1 cup whole wheat flour
    <li> 4.25 oz fresh minced or crushed garlic
    <li> 2 cup white flour
    <li> 1/2 cup corn meal
    <li> 1 med shaker of grated Parmesan cheese
    </ul>
    <P>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    <P>Cover cookie sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
    Sprinkle foil lightly with corn meal and set aside.

    <P>Process liver and garlic in food processor or blender until it looks like milk chocolate.

    <P>Pour into large mixing bowl and blend in the rest of the ingredients.

    <P>Spread evenly onto cookie sheet (the mixture will be thick) and sprinkle lightly with corn meal.

    <P>Bake until no pink is left. (about 30 min for one pan and then turn the oven off but leave the brownies inside until they are cool).

    <P>Cut in pieces and be ready to be loved by your dog(s).

    <P>These smell pretty bad as they bake, so do it on a nice day when you can open the windows and turn on fans. But, the dog will do anything for them! They are hard and non greasy. Since the mixture is very thick, make sure your food processor is up to the job - another person burned his out trying this recipe. (Gee, I've made it sound like you just don't want to try it, haven't I? But the dogs do love it!)

    <h2>SNICKERPOODLES</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    <li> 1/2 cup shortening
    <li> 1 cup honey
    <li> 2 eggs
    <li> 3 3/4 cups white flour
    <li> 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    <li> 1 teaspoon baking soda
    <li> 1/2 cup cornmeal
    <li> 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    </ul>
    <P>Mix vegetable oil, shortening and honey together until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray. Press the balls down with a fork twice going in 2 different directions or press with your favorite stamp. Bake 8 minutes at 400. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack. Yield: 36 pieces

    <h2>ST. BERNARD BARS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 4 cups whole wheat flour
    <li> 1/2 cornmeal
    <li> 1 egg
    <li> 1/4 cup carob chips
    <li> 1 1/4 cups water
    </ul>
    <P>Melt carob chips in a double boiler. Mix other ingredients together and add the melted carob chips.

    <P>Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll the dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Next cut rectangles 6 inches long and 1 1/2 wide.

    <P>Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

    <P>Filling:
    <ul>
    <li> 12 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
    <li> 1 teaspoon vanilla
    <li> 1 tablespoon honey
    <li> Mix all the ingredients together.
    </ul>
    <P>Put frosting in a piping bag, pipe frosting between two bars and press together.

    <P>DIPPING SAUCE:
    <ul>
    <li> 3 cups carob chips
    <li> 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    </ul>
    <P>After the bar is assembled dip one end into the dipping sauce
    Yield: 12 Bars

    <h2>MUTT MUFFINS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 apple
    <li> 2 carrots
    <li> 2 tablespoons honey
    <li> 2 3/4 cups water
    <li> 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    <li> 1 egg
    </ul>
    <P>In food processor puree the apple. Shred carrot with hand shredder. In a bowl mix all wet ingredients together and add pureed apple. Mix wet ingredients thoroughly.
    <ul>
    <li> 4 cups whole wheat flour
    <li> 1 tablespoon baking powder
    <li> 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    <li> 1 tablespoon nutmeg
    </ul>
    <P>Combine dry ingredients.

    Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly, scraping sides and bottom of the bowl to be sure none of the dry mixture is left.

    With an ice cream scoop, fill a muffin pan 3/4 full, sprayed with a nonstick spray.

    Bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour
    <P>Yield: 12 to 14 muffins

    <h2>PEANUT BRINDLE</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 5 cups rice flour
    <li> 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    <li> 1 teaspoon baking powder
    <li> 1 teaspoon baking soda
    <li> 1 cup peanuts (chop)
    </ul>
    <P>In a bowl, mix all ingredients except chopped peanuts together thoroughly. Set aside
    <ul>
    <li> 1 egg
    <li> 1/4 cup honey
    <li> 1/4 cup peanut butter
    <li> 1 small apple
    <li> 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    <li> 2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    <li> 1 1/2 cup water
    </ul>
    <P>In a food processor, add the above ingredients and blend together. When mixture is thoroughly blended, add to the bowl of dry ingredients.

    <P>Combine and turn out on a lightly floured surface. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of dough then roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness.

    <P>Remove the plastic wrap and score dough into 4 by 3-inch rectangles. Spritz the top of the rectangles with water and sprinkle chopped peanuts over them. Press the chopped peanuts into the dough with the palm of your hand. Bake at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes.

    <P>Yield: 12 to 14 pieces

    <h2>SHAR PIE</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 large sweet potato
    <li> 1/8 cup honey
    <li> 1 egg
    <li> 1 teaspoon allspice
    </ul>
    <P>Cook sweet potato and peel off skin. Mix the sweet potato with the egg and honey. Set aside.

    <P>Crust:
    <ul>
    <li> 1 1/2 cups white flour
    <li> 1/4 cup honey
    <li> 1/4 cup shortening
    <li> 3 to 4 tablespoons iced water
    </ul>
    <P>Combine white flour, honey and shortening until crumbly. Add iced water 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture binds together. Knead until smooth.

    Roll out dough and cut 4-inch circles to form crusts in 4-inch foil pie pans.

    Pour sweet potato mixture into crusts.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes

    <P>Yield: two 4-inch pies or (1) 8-inch pie

    <P>An added benefit of these dog cookies is that they will sweeten and improve your dogs breath and help keep the teeth clean.

    <h2>PARSLEY & SAGE DOG BISCUITS:</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 4 cup whole wheat flour
    <li> 2 oz Rosemary leaves
    <li> 1 cup barley flour
    <li> 1 cup cornmeal
    <li> 2 cup freshly cooked millet
    <li> 1 /2 cup yeast
    <li> 1 /2 cup dry skim milk
    <li> 5 drops Rosemary essential oil
    <li> 1 /2 cup fresh sage, chopped
    <li> 1/ 3 cup parsley, chopped
    <li> 3 cup water
    <li> 2 tsp. Soy sauce
    <li> 2 eggs ( stir yolks into mixture, separate and reserve whites for glazing biscuits later.)
    </ul>
    <P>Mix all ingredients together, excluding the egg whites. Dough will be firm. Shape into mini hamburger patties, and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet at 320 degrees for forty minutes. Turn off the oven and leave biscuits inside for an additional 30 minutes. Glaze with slightly stiffened egg whites. Your dogs will love them. Even cats enjoy these !

    <h2>BABY FOOD SOFT DOGGIE COOKIES</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 3 2.5 oz. each jars of baby food: either beef or chicken
    <li> 1/4 cup Dry milk powder
    <li> 1/4 cup Wheat germ
    </ul>
    <P>Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Roll into small bails and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 15 minutes or until brown. Cool on wire racks and store in refrigerator... also freezes well.

    <P>Cream of wheat can be substituted for the wheat germ. Definitely something to howl about! Cookies are soft and chewy.

    <h2>CHEESE TWISTS FOR DOGS</h2>

    Yield: 18 Dog treats
    <ul>
    <li> 2 cup Whole wheat flour
    <li> 1/4 cup Cornmeal
    <li> 1 med Egg
    <li> 3/4 cup Water
    <li> 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
    </ul>
    <P>1. Combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Knead until thoroughly mixed.
    <P>2. Using a teaspoon, scoop out dough and roll into 1-inch balls. (Or, divide the dough in half, then into fourths and so on until you have 18 small pieces.) On a lightly-floured surface, roll the balls into pencil-shaped sticks.
    <P>3. Roll sticks in remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, then flatten them by hand or with a rolling pin. Twist each stick several times and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
    <P>4. Bake in a preheated 325'F oven for 30 minutes.
    <P>5. Let cool on pan. Store in a sealed container.
    Source: Short Tails and Treats From Three Dog Bakery

    <h2>FIDO'S FAMOUS HONEY PARTY COOKIES</h2>

    <P>Yield: 3 Dozen
    <ul>
    <li> 1 cup Vegetable shortening *
    <li> 1 ts Unsalted butter *
    <li> 1/4 cup Egg whites
    <li> 1/4 cup Honey
    <li> Food coloring; optional
    <li> 2 cup All-purpose flour
    <li> 2 ts Garlic powder
    <li> 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese; fine grate **
    <li> Sesame seeds; optional
    </ul>
    <P>* For even crunchier cookies, use only 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
    <P>** The Famous Fido commercial baker uses Cheddar cheese powder

    <P>1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer at high speed until creamy. Add egg whites and honey; beat until smooth. Beat in food coloring, if desired.
    <P>2. Combine flour, garlic powder and cheese. Beat into shortening mixture. Stir in more food coloring if you like.
    <P>3. Gather dough into a ball. Divide it in half, then in fourths and so on until you have 36 small pieces. Flour your hands and roll the pieces into balls. (Or, use a pastry bag to shape the cookies.) Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, then use a floured fork to gently flatten them in a crisscross design. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
    <P>4. Bake in a preheated 325'F oven until firm, about 10 minutes. (To make the cookies crunchier, after baking we turned off the heat and left them in the oven about 5 minutes, first running a spatula under each one so they wouldn't stick to the pan.)
    <P>Source: Famous Fido's Specialty Foods

    <h2>GOURMET DOG BISCUITS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 12-16 ounces raw liver
    <li> 1 1/2 lb White flour
    <li> 8 oz Quaker Oats
    <li> 3 Bouillon cubes, meat or chicken flavored
    <li> 1 cup Water- approx.
    <li> 2 Eggs, beaten
    </ul>
    <P>Preheat oven to 350. Grease 3 cookie sheets. Chop the liver finely, or put briefly in a blender. Mix flour and oats, crumble in the bouillon cubes, add eggs and the chopped liver. Add enough water to make a firm but slightly sticky dough. Spread evenly on the cookie sheets, about 1/2" thick. Dip a small dog-cookie cutter in flour before cutting out each portion. Bake 1 hour. Can be kept for about 2 weeks. Store in refrigerator.

    <h2>LIVER TREATS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 1 lb Chicken livers
    <li> 1 1/2 cup Cornmeal
    <li> 2 Eggs
    <li> 2 Tbsp. Molasses--or any syrup
    <li> 2 Large cloves garlic
    </ul>
    <P>Combine all wet ingredients first in a food processor, then rest of ingredients, blend until uniform in color. Pour into baking pan and bake at 400, until it pulls from the sides or a knife comes out clean. Cut into bite size pieces. Store in refrigerator.

    <h2>MICROWAVE DOGGIE DOUGHNUTS</h2>
    <ul>
    <li> 2 cup Whole wheat flour
    <li> 3 Tbsp. Oatmeal
    <li> 1 Egg; lightly beaten
    <li> 1 ts Garlic powder
    <li> 2/3 cup Beef or chicken broth
    </ul>
    <P>Place flour in a bowl, add egg and broth, mix well. Blend in oatmeal and garlic powder. Roll dough into a ball, roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2" thick. Cut with small doughnut cutters. Reroll scraps and repeat. Arrange on a shallow baking dish or on a sheet or parchment paper in a single layer. Cook on HIGH 10 minutes or until firm.
    Let cool until hardened. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

    <P>By JC Miller

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