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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dog Treats

My dog, Sadie, has been known to make the occasional cameo on this blog.  Not only is she a recurring character on Ice Cream Before Dinner, she is also one of the loves of my life.  Yes, I'm one of those crazy dog people.  In fact, I bet I'm one of the few crazy dog people whose dog has earned a free flight with Jet Blue.  Yep, she is a frequent flyer.  

Anyway, for Christmas a family friend gave Sadie Fido's Make Your Own Cookies dog treat mix.  
Sadie may look small and petite, but she is a total piglet... kind of like me.  With all the baking I do for humans, and knowing how obsessed I am with my dog, it is a strange thing that I've never made dog treats from scratch before.  So I was eager to bake these up for her.  I added two tablespoons natural chunky peanut butter and about 1 - 2 teaspoons of honey to the mix.  

Sadie waiting very patiently for her homemade pup cookies:
Please can I have some?
I'm drooling over here!

She really loves these.  And having read the ingredients list on the package, I feel good giving them to her knowing how healthy they are for her.  I'm going to use these to train her to shake hands... thats my current mission.  Now that I know she'd appreciate some home-made puppy cookies, I want to make some from scratch when these are all gone.  Does anyone have a trusty dog treat recipe they use for the puppylove in their life?


The Hungry Texan said...

My dogs love the "Best of Breed" dog biscuit recipe from King Arthur Flour. It has peanut butter, oats, and whole wheat flour so its healthy too!

Mrs.Bump said...

I've made these, but if you check out the index of recipes from Culinary in the Desert, they have a ton of dog treat recipes (all the way at the bottom of the index)

Eliana said...

Awww - my pooch would love these! Can't wait to make them for him.

Lisa said...

Yep. They're an original, I made it up.

Baker's notes - these WILL rise. So don't put 'em too close together on the cookie sheet.

Molasses Dog Biscuits

2 cups flour - 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder - 1 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup molasses - 2/3 cup water

Mix water, molasses, and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Add baking powder and soda, and 1 cup flower, mix well. Add remaining flour & oatmeal.

Knead dough on board with flour til no longer sticky. Roll to 1/4 inch, cut with cookie cutters or pizza cutter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before storing.


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