Save $ on dog treats--here are some recipes

anniebpaDecember 11, 2005

Audrey, these are for you (and for anyone else who might want to try them). I realize that this forum is not the one for recipes, but these are money-savers. They are comparable to ones I've seen in pet stores for a fraction of the cost. I usually mix these in my food processor since the dough can be stiff. If you don't have a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter, any cookie cutter will do, or cut the dough into rectangular strips. Great Christmas treats for your canine friends! (I've adjusted/omitted some of the ingredients, depending on what I had. You probably know not to use onion/ onion salt since it's not good for dogs.)

Healthy Dog biscuits

1/2 c Milk powder

1 Egg, well beaten

2 1/2 c Flour (I use about 2 c whole wheat + 1/2 c white)

1/2 tsp Garlic/ salt

1 1/2 tsp Brown sugar

1/2 c Water

6 tbsp Gravy (I sometimes omit)

1 jar baby food (meat)

Combine and shape into ball and roll on floured board. Use extra flour if needed. Cut. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Cool.

Cheese Treats

4 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3 tsp. garlic powder

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/4 cup shredded cheese

1 1/4 cup milk

Combine flour and garlic powder in a large bowl.

Gradually stir-in vegetable oil, cheese, beaten egg, milk and blend well. Roll-out dough to desired thickness. Cut-out treats and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes at 400o . Cool before storing. Note: cooking time may vary depending upon thickness.

Peanut Treats

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 1/4 Tbsp baking powder

1 1/4 cup peanut butter

1 cup milk

Combine flour and baking powder in a large bowl.

Combine milk and peanut butter in a separate bowl and mix until smooth.

Gradually stir peanut butter mixture into flour in the larger bowl.

Knead dough by-hand and roll-out on floured surface to desired thickness. Cut-out treats. Place aluminum foil on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes at 400o . Cool before storing. Note: cooking time may vary depending upon thickness.

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Thanks, I saved it as a word document.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 2:05PM
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These are great. I agree dog treats from a pet store are high-priced. Wish someone knew how to make cat treats. . .

    Bookmark   December 13, 2005 at 12:35PM
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