|Daily Dog Biscuits – Debra Crawford|
Finally, I came up with this basic recipe that my dogs love. I occasionally change it up by substituting chicken or beef broth for the liquid or adding quinoa in place of flax, but they seem to like the basic ones just fine. They eat them every day. I even got a little crazy with this recipe for Christmas and decorated them with carob chips and a little white chocolate (white chocolate actually contains no chocolate that could be harmful to your dog).
DAILY DOG BISCUITS – by Debra Crawford
Makes about 75 biscuits depending on size
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Dried Milk (or 1 1/2 Cups low-fat milk)
1 1/2 Cups Water (if you have used low-fat milk above you do NOT need this additional liquid).
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Flax Seed (grind it in a coffee grinder) or you can use 1/2 Cup Cornmeal, or increase oats to 1 cup
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 – 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Have several cookie sheets available so that you can cook these all at once.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the peanut butter, eggs, oil, dried milk, water, vanilla, oats and ground flax-seed until thoroughly blended. Add the flour and stir into a dough. Dough will be sticky.
On a well floured bread board (use the all-purpose flour for this) place 1/2 of the dough. Sprinkle with a generous amount of flour and knead lightly, adding more flour until the dough loses its stickiness and is smooth. It will still be rather soft however. Roll out to 1/4″ and cut into shapes with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter.
Move to cookie sheet with a spatula (pancake turner) and then bake the whole batch at 400 for 20 minutes. Turn off oven, crack the door of the oven about 1″ and leave biscuits in the oven until dry, several hours. Store in airtight container.
Go ahead and try them yourself, they are perfectly edible and taste like a whole wheat cracker. Let me know how you and your pups like them!
|Dog Biscuit Ingredients|
|Flax Seed Before Grinding|
|Dog Biscuit Dough Prior to Kneading|
|Dough after kneading|
|Pizza Cutter Option|
|Cookie Cutter Option|