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Q: Holiday Treats?

November 14, 2011 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 997 days ago

Ches21

Skitters absoultely loves candy canes I give her the little ones around christmas time every year but I worry about her choking on them and she really loves the peppermint taste of the candy cane so I was wondering if anyone knows a dog treat recipe that would use peppermint extract or if there might be a store that will sell peppermint flavored dog ttreats or candy cane flavored although I geuss candy cane flavor and peppermint flavor is the same thing If you know please tell me?

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Kelly
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Nov 14, 2011

They make peppermint treats for dogs. They're called Bright Bites Daily Dental Cool Peppermint Flavored Treats.

Doggie Candy Canes

3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup nonfat powdered milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup warm water
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 large eggs
2 tsp red food coloring (see tips)
1/2 tsp peppermint oil flavoring (optional)
1 large egg (for an egg wash)

Additional flour for kneading

Whisk flour, powdered milk and baking powder together.
In a small bowl, pour warm water over the chicken bouillon, stir until dissolved.
Whisk eggs into the water mixture.
Form a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients.
Stir until thorougly combined.
Knead for about two minutes.
Add more flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
Separate the dough in half.
Form a well in one of the balls of dough.
Add the food coloring and peppermint flavoring.
Knead the coloring and flavoring throughout the dough.
Cool the dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350° F
Divide each ball of dough into tablespoon-sized balls.
Roll each ball into a "worm" shape, let dough rest. Each strip should be about 5 inches long.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Twist one plain strip with a red strip, and curl the end to shape a candy cane.
Place on the baking sheet.
Whisk the extra egg in a small bowl.
Using a pastry brush, thoroughly coat each candy cane with the egg wash.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing - The treats do not contain preservatives, so they will need to be refrigerated. They will keep fresh for two or more weeks in the refrigerator. They also freeze beautifully. Keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Makes at least 20 sugar free dog treats if you roll out into 5 inches strips.

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Nov 14, 2011

Peppermint Doggie Dental Treats

Ingredients

1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
¼ cup spinach powder
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup bran
1 T bone meal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

Mix everything together with a mixer in a large bowl. When mixed, divide it into several equal balls. Roll the dough to a thickness of ¼”. Use small (about 1" across") bone-shaped cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 45 minutes. Check to make sure that the biscuits don’t get too dark.
Turn off the oven and let them continue to dry overnight or for several hours.

They should come out very hard, and should not give at all when you press your finger into them. Treats should be hard to remove tartar build-up.

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