Homemade Dog Biscuits

22 Feb

Our very special dog, Wrigley, is spending the day at the pet hospital today having a mass removed.  We are very hopeful that we caught this early and if it is Cancer they get it all today!  We thought that we better make her a special treat so that when she gets home she “gets well soon”…  I found this recipe online and happened to have all of the ingredients at home…

1 1/8 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/8 cup  unbleached white flour
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend wheat flour and white flour in a bowl. Set aside.  Combine  vegetable oil, peanut butter, and  water.  Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough. You will need to blend the final flour by hand, kneading until a nice firm ball of dough is formed. I used my dough hook on my kitchen aid and that seemed to work pretty well…  I also added a tiny bit more flour for high altitude!  Let ball of dough stand for about 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax. This makes it easier rolling.

Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a sheet of waxed paper or silicone liner. Cut with desired cutter ( hearts, circles, dog bones, houses, etc..). Re-roll scraps to make more biscuits.  Score the tops of the cookies with a fork or write your puppy’s name with toothpicks, so the steam that builds up inside the cookies will release.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 25-35 minutes, turning the pan a couple of times during baking. Cookies should be hard to the touch before removing from the oven. You may need to increase baking time. Do this in five minute increments.

Cool, then store in a zip-lock baggie on the shelf. No refrigeration necessary.  Feed them to your doggie fast!

I found a second recipe on Martha Stewart’s website but didn’t have the wheat germ so wasn’t able to make them… I’d like to try them soon, however!

2 Responses to “Homemade Dog Biscuits”

  1. Jordan March 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

    Ooo! This is great! Can’t wait to make some for my pup!

  2. conni June 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM #

    I made these this morning and gave my dogs a taste test of the dough. They waited at the kitchen door til they were done like I was preparing a gourmet meal for them it was funny and they LOVED it! Thanks

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