Homemade Dog Biscuits

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. (Takes a bit of kneading.) Let ball of dough stand for about 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax. Makes for easier rolling.

Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a sheet of waxed paper. Cut with desired cutter. Re-roll scraps to make more biscuits. How many biscuits you get depends on the size of the cutter you use.  Score the tops of the cookies with a fork so the steam that builds up inside the cookies will release.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 25 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.I usually have to bake about 30-35 minutes.

Cool, then store in a zip-lock baggie on the shelf. No refrigeration necessary.

I found this second recipe on Martha’s website, http://www.marthastewart.com/264802/homemade-dog-biscuits but didn’t have the wheat germ so wasn’t able to make them… I’d like to try them soon, however!


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