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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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By 9 found this helpful
October 28, 2011
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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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.

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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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March 30, 20064 found this helpful

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

Ingredients

Directions

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

  5. 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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December 22, 2010

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

Ingredients:

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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.

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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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By 2 found this helpful
March 4, 2009

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:

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.
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  5. Cut with small doughnut cutter.
  6. Re-roll scraps, arrange in shallow baking dish or parchment paper, in a single layer.
  7. Cook on high 10 minutes or until firm. If baking half the doughnuts, only bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Let cool until hardened.
  9. 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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By 1 found this helpful
June 19, 2008

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

Roll out and cut to shape. Bake at 350 degrees F.

Lamb Heart and Cheese

Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

MilkBone

Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

Peanut Butter

Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

Blueberry Muffins

Roll out and cut to shape, Bake at 350 degrees F.

Source: http://bowwowpetbakery110mbcom/

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By 1 found this helpful
July 17, 2009

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.

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By 0 found this helpful
November 10, 2006

Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Doggie Cookies. I like to make my (4) dogs homemade treats. I have found this site to have numerous recipes to make. There are also recipes for Cats and Humans too :)

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December 20, 2011

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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By 3 found this helpful
December 2, 2008

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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By 8 found this helpful
July 6, 2010

I'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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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By 4 found this helpful
January 29, 2008

My dogs love bite-size shredded wheat as a treat. There's no sugar, no salt, and it adds fiber to their diet. It also helps clean their teeth because they have to crunch it.

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January 29, 20082 found this helpful

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.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 13, 2008

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.

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May 20, 20121 found this helpful

This guide is about homemade dog biscuits. Inexpensive and nutritious dog treats can be made at home.

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January 5, 2011

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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May 7, 20070 found this helpful

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal in large mixing bowl.

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December 6, 20040 found this helpful

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

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April 26, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about frozen treats for dogs. In the heat of the summer your dog will appreciate a cold treat.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 7, 2013

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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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

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 guest (Guest Post)
January 31, 20080 found this helpful

My dog loves these Liver Treats;

One pound of chicken livers - pureed until smooth in blender. Mix in 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 cups corn meal, and 1 tablespoon garlic powder.

Spread on nonstick cookie sheet or spray Pam on a regular cookie sheet, cover with a sheet of aluminum foil and spray foil with Pam too. Spread treat mix on foil. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.

When you take it out of oven, turn baked treat out on a cutting board. Peel off the foil, and cut the treat into bite sized pieces or cut with cookie cutters while the treat is still hot. If it cools it will just crumble. A pizza cutter works well to cut it into "dice" sized bits. You can keep the treats in the refrigerator so it won't spoil and extra can be frozen for later. I have a Jack Russell and a sandwich sized bag lasts about a week or so. These treats can also be used as your dogs regular food if you run out. Enjoy.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 5, 20080 found this helpful

Since I couldn't find dry dog food recipes on the internet. I made up my own. 1 small roast carrots, celery, squash, rice, flaxseed and other kinds of seed, bran, oatmeal, lentils, brown rice apples, put all in the crockpot.

Let it cook all day, next puree it a little,bake it at 350 for 50min. take it out and crumble it up and dry it out,on a cookie sheet, i have a wood heater, so its easier for me, takes a day or two, then crumble up some more, and bag it and i put it in the freezer, try your own recipes but add extra oatmeal and rice. My pompom who is 20lbs loves it. He was gaining too much weight after him being fixed. so is starting to slim and pick up energy. sheila

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February 5, 20080 found this helpful

Go to www.recipezaar.com.
Type in dog treats, there are 25 recipes for different
dog treats

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

http://sextonsd  diner.110mb.com/

A excellent Site with lots of Meal & Treat Recipes,
And lots of images to show you what the finished meal or trea looks like.
My dogs Love all them!

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

http://sextonsd  diner.110mb.com/

A excellent Site with lots of Meal & Treat Recipes,
And lots of images to show you what the finished meal or trea looks like.
My dogs Love all them!

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

http://sextonsd  diner.110mb.com/

A excellent Site with lots of Meal & Treat Recipes,
And lots of images to show you what the finished meal or trea looks like.
My dogs Love all them!

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February 7, 20080 found this helpful

Hello Elaine,
Here is a GREAT go to site..

http://www.divi  24&Keywords=

I make alot of treats for our 4 dogs and their 'family and friends'. There's recipes on here for getting rid of: fleas, ticks, dandruff, bad breath ect....

Bookmark, you'll have it as your go to site too :)

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

Many, healthy dog, and cat meals and treats can be found at http://flip195.wordpress.com/ just check the recipe pages.

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

I don't have any recipes, but I wanted to give a word of caution. Dogs shouldn't have raisins or grapes (very bad, can kill dogs) onions, or garlic. A lot of dog treat recipes call for either onions or garlic, and a lot of people don't know about the possible health risks. I was shocked myself to find it out.

There are other foods you shouldn't feed them. Here is a list.

http://www.pete  p;articleid=1030

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 10, 20080 found this helpful

I wanted to make dog treats for my four beautiful chows, but this site said I couldn't feed them certain things. How can I get around it?
Foods You Should Not Feed Your Dog

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September 16, 2013

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 0 found this helpful
April 16, 2011

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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October 19, 20121 found this helpful

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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By 0 found this helpful
December 6, 2009

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

By Nancy from Flintstone

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

I googled & quickly found the following. Please remember to NOT use anything that has onion or garlic in it. Lkely is why they show making your own chicken broth is because dogs are NOT to have garlic or onion which is in most canned broths. www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=1030 is a site that lists foods to avoid when feeding a dog. Hope some of this helps a bit.

www.dogaware.com/treatref.html#special
Low Fat/Low Protein/Low Phosphorus Dog Cookies
If you want a snack that will be safe, here is the recipe for cookies with almost no fat or protein. Super easy to make. Depending on how large you cut them ( I use a heart shaped cutter that is approximately 1.5 " and get two cookie sheets full of them), you can get enough from one batch for 2-3 weeks. Be sure to freeze those you will not use within a week. These are perfect for pancreatitis, for renal or liver problems since there is little fat or protein in them. See recipe for how to make no-fat homemade chicken broth below*.

Note that dogs with renal (kidney) disease should be fed a low phosphorus diet. If they do not have liver or pancreas problems, fat is good, including butter. Egg whites are also good to use, as they contain almost no phosphorus. There is no need to limit phophorus for dogs with liver disease or chronic pancreatitis, so any kind of flour can be used for them, but it is important to limit fat for those dogs.

· 2-&frac; cups rice flour or white all-purpose bleached flour (these two are lowest in phosphorus, which is best for kidney disease)
· &frac; tsp. garlic powder, or fresh ground
· 6 Tbsp low sodium, low fat chicken broth*
· &frac; cup cold water
· 1 cup cooked vegetables ground up (winter squashes, zucchini, and sweet potatoes are low in phosphorus, which is best for kidney disease)

Combine flour and garlic; mix in chicken broth and vegetable(s); add enough cold water to form a ball; pat dough to &frac;" and cut into desired shapes; place on non-stick cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven at 350F for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Freeze what is not eaten within a week.

*Non Fat Chicken Broth

You can use a pressure cooker and complete this in 2 hours, or a stock pot and finish in 24 hours.

Remove skin from whole chicken OR chicken pieces. ( in the pressure cooker I use 3 leg quarters from which I remove the skin before cooking ). Place the chicken in the pot with distilled water. For the pressure cooker, cook on high for 2 hours and in the stock pot, simmer on low heat for 16-24 hours.

Remove the chicken and bone from the broth and discard ( all the nutrients are in the stock)

Pour the broth into a fat separator ( looks like a pitcher with the spout coming from the bottom ) After 10 minutes the fat will float to the top. Pour off the small amount of fat at the top and pour the low fat broth to a container. Be sure to watch what you are doing because near the bottom you will come to more fat and will need to stop pouring into the pot and discard that part, too.

Refrigerate the broth and when it is cold, any fat remaining will be gelatin on the top. You can remove part of it or you can pour the whole thing through a super fine mesh strainer, which will stop the fat and allow the plain broth through. You will find that after the broth has been used and you run your hand inside the container, it will not be greasy.

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June 19, 2012

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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April 11, 20060 found this helpful

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)
April 22, 20060 found this helpful

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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October 3, 2011

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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September 30, 20110 found this helpful

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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