Dog Treat Recipe: Gift in a Jar

by Carolyn Barton
    All dogs love treats.

    All dogs love treats.

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    Dog lovers are all about their dogs, so there is no better gift for a dog lover than giving them an easy, fun way to spoil their pooch. Dog treat mixes in a jar are attractive and take the work out of making dog treats for the person you give them to -- they simply follow the instructions and have treats ready in no time.

    Microwave Dog Cookies

    Step 1

    Prepare a 1-quart jar by washing and drying it thoroughly. Make sure there is no dampness at all in the jar when you begin, as moisture could harm the ingredients and ruin your mix.

    Microwave Dog Cookies

    Step 2

    Pour one cup of whole wheat flour into the jar and pat it down so it is packed in well. Pour 1/2 cup plain flour on top and pat down as well. Continue the layering process with 1/4 cup of corn meal, 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats and 2/3 cup skim milk powder. Be sure to pat everything down tightly before adding the next layer.

    Microwave Dog Cookies

    Step 3

    Add in another 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats and an additional 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Top it off with 1 1/2 teaspoons of beef bouillon granules. Pack it all down tightly and put the lid on the jar tightly.

    Microwave Dog Cookies

    Step 4

    Write the following instructions on a small card. Add in 1/2 cup of shortening, one beaten egg and 3/4 cup hot water. Knead the mixture for five minutes before rolling out into a 1/2 thick sheet. Cut the sheet into small triangles or use a cookie cutter for whatever shape you desire. Microwave the pieces for 10 to 15 minutes at 60 percent power, rotating half way through. Allow them to cool and let your dog enjoy.

    Microwave Dog Cookies

    Step 5

    Attach the card to the jar and decorate with pretty ribbon or glued-on pictures.

    Items You Will Need

    • Quart jar
    • Whole wheat flour
    • Plain flour
    • Corn meal
    • Quick cooking oats
    • Skim milk powder
    • Beef bouillon granules
    • Note card
    • Ribbon

    Photo Credits

    • Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

    About the Author

    Carolyn Barton has an associate degree in business management from Seminole Community College and has been writing professionally since 2007. Her articles have appeared on websites such as Firehouse.com. She specializes in website content and ghostwrites for several private clients. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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