Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Doggie Delights for Christmas!

The Holidays are here, and I am planning to make home-made Puppy Treats for my friends with canine companions. There are tons of recipes for great biscuits, bones, dog jerky and other assorted snacks out there. You can make vegan, allergen-free, or meaty recipes; it is up to you, and what your hairy buddies prefer!

Here are a few of our personal favorites:

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 Tablespoons vanilla

Preparation -
Combine both kinds of flour plus the cornmeal and oats, in a large bowl; mix well. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the water, canola oil, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to about 1/4" thick. Cut with a dog bone (or other shape) cookie cutter. Arrange on greased cookie sheets, about 1/4" apart. Re-roll the trimmings. Bake in a preheated oven at 350ยบ for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the biscuits cool and harden for at least 2 hours before storing in a tightly covered container.

2 Cups Flour
1 1/4 Cups Shredded Cheese
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Veg. Oil
4 Tablespoons Water

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes
Combine flour, cheese, garlic & oil. Knead well, adding water as needed to form stiff dough. Roll out on floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into bone shapes. Bake until bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Margarine
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
1 Cup Mashed Vegetables (NO onions, NO raisins)

Combine flours, wheat germ, powdered milk, and salt in large bowl. Cut in margarine until it resembles corn meal. Beat sugar and egg with whipping fork well. Add mashed vegetables to the egg mixture until a stiff dough is formed. Mix with hands until well mixed. Knead and roll out in a thick sheet. Cut with dog bone cookie cutter or other cookie cutter shapes.
Bake at 325 degrees until lightly browned.

3 Cups Wheat Flour
3 Cups Oatmeal (Uncooked)
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
6 Tablespoons Margarine
1/4 Cup Molasses
1 Cup Evaporated Milk
1 Cup Water

Mix together the first 3 ingredients. Then thoroughly mix in the last 4 ingredients. Dough will be stiff. Chill for a half hour. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Flatten, place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 300 for 1 hour.

3 cups flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Garlic salt
Water (enough to make the dough very stiff)

Add all ingredients together to make stiff dough.
Roll out, cut in strips or round circles.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 F.
Store in airtight container.

The holidays are great for stopping to appreciate everyone in your life, and your animal companions are a large part of that. In my family, food is love, and taking the time during the holidays to bake something special for someone you love is an honored pastime. Remember that these do not have preservatives in them, so make sure that your buddies eat them within a week or so. Enjoy!

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