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How To: Home Made Dog Treats

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Posted on July 30 2013

So. I love my dog.

Recently, he's grown weary of his store bought dog treats, and I wanted to be able to give him a special treat that was specifically for him (and not table scraps).

This is what I came up with:

dogtreats

 

Home made dog biscuits:

makes approximately 24 biscuits

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup lard  (melted bacon fat would be an alternative. I usually have lard in my kitchen for pie baking, but know that it can be difficult to find in some cities. Just know you look in the meat department).
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all the ingredients and mix until combined. This is a roll out dough, and very easy to work with. You can roll out immediately on a lightly floured surface, however, I chose to rest the dough. So, wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. To me, it makes the dough a little easier to work.

After resting, roll out on a lightly floured surface (with whole wheat flour), to a thickness of about 1/4".

Use a cookie cutter to cut out, and place on a parchment paper lined or lightly greased cookie sheet.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.  Take out and flip. Turn off the oven, and replace the treats in the oven and let them crisp more as the oven cools.

If you would like the treats crisper, re-heat oven on low and let treats bake for 10 minute increments until you like their crispness.

The biscuits can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container.

And the canister seen in the photos can be found in our shop!

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