Simple, Delicious Homemade Dog Treats Recipes
Most dogs are only too happy to accept food. Imagine how happy they are to accept delectable goodies made from scratch in your very own kitchen! Even those of us who aren't great in the kitchen can make our own dog treats - many recipes for homemade dog treats are fairly simple so that we can even have fun in the kitchen. The smell while they are baking is sure to tempt the dogs... but the best part is watching them come running for a taste!
Homemade, Gourmet Dog Treats and Cookies
These make great gifts for other pet owners. Make them extra special by using dog-themed cookie cutters to make bone shapes (or dog shapes, or fire-hydrant shapes...). Store these homemade biscuits in a covered container, or use a pretty jar if you're giving them away as gifts.
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules (optional)
1/3 cup melted margarine
1/2 cup cornmeal (optional)
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 whole egg, lightly beaten
3 cups (or a little more) whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Place oats in bowl and pour boiling water on top. Stir in bouillon granules (if using). Mix and let stand 10 minutes.
- To the oat mixture, add melted margarine, cornmeal, sugar, peanut butter, egg, and milk. Mix well.
- Gradually add just enough flour to form a stiff dough.
- Knead dough for several minutes until it is smooth and not sticky, adding flour as necessary.
- Roll dough to 1/2" thickness & cut into shapes (bone or dog-shaped cookie cutters are nice, especially if you're planning to give away some biscuits as gifts. If you don't have cookie cutters, simply slice the dough into squares. The dogs won't mind!).
- Place cookies 1/2" to 1" apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until golden (check on cookies in 30 minutes to make sure that the bottoms aren't browning too much).
- Cool the cookies... then call your dogs over for a homemade treat!