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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Crunchy Dog Cookies

I normally don't give the boys hard dog biscuits, try to avoid as much grains in their diet as I can, but sometimes a cookie is a good thing. I am sure to make my own though. They are easy to make, and you avoid all those horrible ingredients in commercial cookies.

Following along with my normal requirements, a recipe must be quick, easy, and have ingredients that I am likely to have laying around the house. I don't like having to go to specialty stores to get ingredients.

Here is a recipe that I found over 10 years ago, I forget where.

1 cup veggie oil OR meat drippings
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 beef OXO cubes OR 2 tsp powdered soup base
2 cups rolled oats
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (white flour works fine, too)

Heat milk, water, oil/drippings, and soup base in a pot. No need to boil, just heat it enough to dissolve the soup base completely.

Combine flour and rolled oats in a large bowl.

Add liquid mixture and mix well.

Press onto a cookie sheet and cut into desired shapes. The dough works well for cookie cutters, so try some fun shapes! It doesn't spread much, so don't worry about it dripping over the edges.

Bake at 300F for 2 hours. After 2 hours, turn off the oven but leave the cookie sheet inside overnight. This will allow the cookies to harden.

I made this batch for my new graduates tomorrow. The kennel and obedience club that I belong to is currently holding a puppy class, beginner obedience class, and Novice rally-o class. Graduation day is tomorrow, so I said I would make up some cookies. But there are lots left over for Gio and Romeo to enjoy!


the Corgi Girls said...

Izzie's packing her bags as we speak to taste test these for you...

M & I

Tatum Tot said...

Mmmm those look super yummy! I gotta get the Mum here to make some!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

They look great, i bet those pups are going to love them.

inthedish said...

those look really good (for the dogs I mean). I think I'll try and make them some today. thanks for posting the recipe :)

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