Homemade dog biscuits are as easy to make as cutout cookies. In addition to being healthier for your pet—no additives, preservatives or low-quality ingredients—you can adjust the recipe to accommodate your dog's preferences. And with an endless supply of ingredient add-ins, he won't get bored!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so it's ready to go when the biscuits are cut out.
Pour the flour into the mixing bowl. Add the salt, egg and broth. Mix with the spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Sprinkle flour on a clean counter or cutting board. Scrape the biscuit dough out of the bowl onto the flour. Knead the dough with your hands for about three minutes to form a smooth ball.
Roll the biscuit dough out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to press out the dog biscuits in a desired shape.
Spray the cookie sheet with baking spray and place the dog biscuit cut-outs on it. Bake the biscuits for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool for a few minutes. Then, remove them from the tray with a spatula, allowing them to cool on a wire rack.
Make sure anything added to the basic recipe is approved for dog consumption; for instance, do not add chocolate, raisins or macadamia nuts as these can be toxic to dogs.
White flour can be substituted in any recipe that calls for whole wheat or oat flours.
Broth can be made with 1/2 cup hot water and one bouillon cube.
You can vary this basic recipe by adding items such as shredded cheese, bacon or sausage tidbits, peanut butter, pumpkin, veggies or parsley for flavoring. Mix them in after the other ingredients.
Items You Will Need
- Large mixing bowl
- 2 1/2 cups white flour (oats can also be used) plus additional for sprinkling
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
- Cutting board (optional)
- Rolling pin
- Baking spray
- Cookie sheet
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