Mr. Food: Homemade Doggie Bones

December 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
When packaged doggie bones just won't cut it, make your own! These easy home-baked pet treats are doggone good and will have your favorite four-legged friends wagging their thanks to you!

About 1 dozen biscuits

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, dry milk, shortening, brown sugar, and salt; mix until crumbly. Add egg and water; mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Using a rolling pin, roll out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter or a knife, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on baking sheet and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

NOTE:?I know dogs love these treats because we tested them with real dogs that couldn't get enough of them! And don't worry if the kids (or even adults) get into them. They're perfectly edible ? but not very tasty ? for humans. Before giving these to your dog, be sure he/she has no allergies to wheat, eggs or dairy products.


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