Basic Dog Treat Recipes

Want to bake something special for your pup but don’t know where to start? Here are two recipes to try. Feel free to get creative — if your doggies love peanut butter, try the second recipe. And if you have any recipes of your own, please share! I’d love to give them a try.

The Basics

  • 3 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or beef broth

Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min. Mix together the flours, cornmeal, and milk powder. Combine the yeast broth with the flour mixture.

Roll resulting dough out approximately 1/4″ thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough — this is a good time to use those cookie cutters! Brush biscuits with egg wash if desired. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300 degrees for 45 min.

Turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening. Makes 60 medium-sized biscuits.

The One-Step-Above The Basics

  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Optional: 1/3 cup grated cheese or ¼ cup peanut butter

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix wet ingredients. Blend wet and dry together until you get a firm dough. Shape dough into a roll, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for one hour.

Slice roll into quarter-inch pieces and place on greased baking sheet. Cook at 300 degrees for about an hour. Let them cool before sharing with your pup!

Creativity is good; feeding your dogs anything with chocolate is bad! Try vanilla, peanut butter, or carob instead if you want to satisfy your pup’s sweet tooth.