Basil our dog has a monster appetite. Sometimes he seems like a doggie black hole. But then I remember that a black hole has a one-way surface (the event horizon), into which objects can fall, but out of which nothing comes out. And one only has to glance in my backyard to see that stuff definitely comes out of dear little Basil. But I digress…
To save myself money on doggie treats I have been baking “cookies” for Basil. This is a simple dog treat recipe that I have tweeked from a recipe I Googled a year or so ago. The dog loves them, and at about $0.50 a pound, these are less than a 1/3 of the cost of Milkbone biscuits, so I love them too!
- 3/4 cup hot milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup beef or chicken broth
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus extra for rolling
- Crisco to grease the baking pan
Make your own dog treats:
In large bowl pour the hot milk over the butter. Stir in salt and egg.
Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing it into the wet ingredients.
Knead the mixture for a few minutes to form stiff dough.
If the dough is still sticky add a little more flour. Pat or roll into 1/2 inch thickness, using more flour on your pin and rolling surface.
Cut into bone shapes with a cookie cutter (or any other shape is fine, your doggie won’t care!)
Place on a lightly grease baking pan.
This makes about 1 1/2 lbs dog biscuits. I just store these in his doggie treat jar, but a ziploc back will do the trick too!
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