Q: does have some dog treat recipes?

March 23, 2009 | By Tucker B. | 7 answers | Expired: 2502 days ago

Tucker B.

does have some dog treat recipes? i would enjoy some cool one that would be great but i'm fine with any recipes.


Readers' Answers (7)
Rachel P.

Mar 23, 2009

My favorite dog cookie recipe (not a cool one in the sense of serving temp but very kewl in the sense that there are very few dogs that won't eat it!!) is:

1 egg
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups flours
1/2 jar of molasses (jar=12 oz so 6 oz or 3/4 cup)

Combine all in a bowl and mix well. Add water if needed to moisten all flour (usually not needed). Shape and place onto cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until dried and crunchy.

One batch makes about 3 dozen large biscuits or 6 dozen small biscuits.

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cathy h.

Mar 23, 2009

Basic Yeast Dog Treats

This very basic dog treat contains whole grain and all-purpose flour as well as cornmeal. The flavoring comes from chicken or beef broth so the better the quality the better the flavor. Because we use yeast we get a nice, tall puffy treat.

3 1/2 cup all-purpose (or 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 (about 2- 15oz cans)
1 egg beaten with about 2 tablespoons water (for egg wash)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
Mix together all dry ingredients.
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Then stir in flour mixture until a soft dough is formed. If the dough is too sticky you can add more flour.
Roll resulting dough out 1/4" thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough. Put scraps back in bowl and re-roll out until all dough is used. Brush biscuits with egg wash. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300* for 45 min. Then turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening.
Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits**

**Recipe Note
We used 3" medium dog-bone cookie cutters as well as a few 3" dog paws and fire hydrants. We made about 4 dozen treats. Additionally, we did not use the egg wash in the batch we photographed.

Storing Dog Treats
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.

Refrigeration and Freezing - Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag. You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags. Allow to thaw completely before use.

Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuit Treats

Homemade dog treats are fun to make and healthier than many of the store-bought versions.
Yield: 40 dog biscuits
5 cups Whole wheat flour
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs
10 tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon fat
1 pinch Onion or garlic powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Cold water
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil to grease pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.

Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Bake biscuits at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.
Originally from the Humane Society of Santa Clare Co., Santa Clara, CA.

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Nick & Ashlee K.

Mar 24, 2009

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats

1. Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted.
2. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl.
3. Pour mixture into cupcake papers and freeze.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup honey
2 eggs
3 ¾ cups white flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix vegetable oil, shortening , honey with eggs. Beat well. Add flour, 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 greased cookie sheet . Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400F. Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container.

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