My son and I made homemade dog treats this afternoon using a recipe I discovered on “MarthaStewart.com.” We used small and large dog bone cookie cutters that we purchased in a set on Amazon.com. It was extremely easy and fast to make, and the ingredients are most likely already in your pantry. Kimo and Kota loved them!
* Note: We omitted the wheat germ, and instead of using canola oil, we used extra virgin olive oil.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
Courtesy of “MarthaStewart.com” (photos by SheltieTales.net):
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside
2. Place oil in a large bowl. Add stock and flour mixture in three alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock. Mix well.
3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick. Shape biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone with a butter knife.(Make biscuits that are appropriate for your dog’s size.)
4. If desired, you can spell out your dog’s name or a holiday message in the dough with a toothpick (wet the toothpick first so it won’t stick).
5. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes. Brush with stock; rotate baking sheets, and bake 10 minutes more. Turn off oven, leaving door closed. Let dog biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1-1/2 hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
I also posted this recipe on my other site, LittleJumpingBean.net.