I love to make homemade dog treats. It’s the only way to be sure of what is in them. The kind you buy in the store have all kinds of meal, preservatives and fillers. I just don’t trust them to be good for my pets. This recipe is so easy and quick to make, the whole thing takes less than half an hour. You can also make these treats as jar gifts. Simply place the dry ingredients in a one quart mason jar and tag with a pretty ribbon and a card with the cooking instructions. It’s a perfect gift for new pet owners, or for your vet as a thank you. Tie a couple Christmas cookie cutters on the jar and give it to your pet owning friends for Christmas. It makes an easy and inexpensive gift, that never fails to impress.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup quick oats
2/3 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp beef or chicken granulated soup base or boullion
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup of hot water
Mix dry contents in a bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of shortening, 3/4 cup of hot water and 1 beaten egg.
Mix with a spoon and then squeeze with your hands.
Press out the dough about 1/2 an inch thick on a floured countertop.
Cut shapes out with cookie cutter.
Microwave at medium power for 5 minutes, rotate plate, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Insert a toothpick into a treat and if it comes out clean, they are done, if not, cook another three minutes. Do not over cook!
Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator in a bowl with an air tight lid.
Give these treats a try, I bet your pet will love them! Make up a few extra batches and store in mason jars for quick making when you run out.
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