Christmas Doggie Biscuits for Hiker and his buddies....
Well, let's face it, Hiker is one of my best friends. And he has some great dog pals. When the girls were little we would deliver home-baked cookies, so it only seems natural to take a busy Saturday and stop the world for a few hours and bake dog biscuits. Maybe next year I'll have a doggie cookie exchange, LOL.
Here are a few of my recipes.
Homemade Doggie Treats
Makes 2 dozen treats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup melted bacon fat
1 large egg
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 300. I bake them slow for an hour so they do not crumble.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix by hand until dough forms. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Add more bacon fat or water if the dough is too stiff.
Roll out onto a floured surface, to a thickness of just under 1/2-inch. Use a cookie cutter, or just squares, or I made little hand rolled paws for small dogs out of the little smidgens after using a cookie cutter. Bake low at 300 for about an hour. Treats can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Peanut Butter Mint Cookies
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of dry milk
1 cup of peanut butter
1 Tablespoon of finely chopped mint (my dog is a particular fan of chocolate mint--if you need a sprig to start in your own garden, call me because it is rampant in my own garden!
Mix all together and place on a piece of parchment. Place another piece of parchment on top and roll to about 1/4-1/2 inch in thickness. Flash freeze for ten minutes in freezer before cutting with a cookie cutter.
Bake slow at 300 degrees for about an hour.
Next weeK? Sweet potato treats!