When you home-make biscuits for your dog, you're both in for a treat. He'll love the fresh-from-the-oven lovin' and you'll feel good about serving him a wholesome goody you made yourself. Dog cookies aren't like pastries you make for your human family's enjoyment. They're supposed to be hard and crunchy to help keep his teeth clean and because your dog likes to chomp on stuff -- so dog biscuits don't require yeast or other leavening agents. All you need to make tasty dog biscuits your pup will enjoy are a few simple ingredients you probably already have in the cupboard.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk the flour and cornmeal together in a large bowl.
Add the egg, chicken broth, vegetable oil and parsley to the flour and cornmeal and mix well to form a stiff cookie dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it to 1/2-inch thickness with the rolling pin.
Cut the dough into shapes using cookie cutters.
Form the remaining dough back into a ball, roll it out again and cut more cookies. Repeat until all the dough is used.
Apply cooking spray to the cookie sheet.
Place the cookies you cut from the dough onto the cooking sheet and brush them with the milk, using a pastry brush.
Place the sheet with the cookies into a preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. The cookies should be solid and starting to brown when done.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool entirely before you treat your dog to them.
Substitute low-sodium vegetable or beef broth for the chicken broth to make biscuits of different flavors.
Instead of removing the biscuits from the oven after 15 minutes, you can simply turn off the oven and leave the dog treats in the oven as it cools. This will make them extra-crunchy.
Items You Will Need
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Pastry brush
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Cookie sheet
- Cooking spray
- "The Doggy Bone Cookbook"; Michele Bledsoe
- Allrecipes.com: Best Friend Doggie Biscuits
- Substitute low-sodium vegetable or beef broth for the chicken broth to make biscuits of different flavors.
- Instead of removing the biscuits from the oven after 15 minutes, you can simply turn off the oven and leave the dog treats in the oven as it cools. This will make them extra-crunchy.
Elle Di Jensen has been a writer and editor since 1990. She began working in the fitness industry in 1987, and her experience includes editing and publishing a workout manual. She has an extended family of pets, including special needs animals. Jensen attended Idaho and Boise State Universities. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications.