Dog Biscuits, Cakes and Treats
WENDY & WEBSTER'S "FLEA BUSTER" COOKIES
from The No Barking At The Table Cookbook, Wendy Boyd-Smith, LIP SMACKER'S, INC., 25 Goodwill Court, Newport Beach CA 92663

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh carrots
  • 1/4 cup Brewers yeast
  • 2 eggs mixed with 1/4 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 Tblsp. corn oil
  • 1/2 cup low salt chicken broth

Glaze: Beat 1 egg with 1 Tblsp. of low-fat milk. Lightly brush on cookies before baking. Once basted, sprinkle your batch with garlic powder.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients and vegetables together. Add oil, broth and egg mixture. Mix into a firm dough. Let dough sit for 15 minutes. On a lightly flowered surface roll out the dough to 1/4" thick. Cut the dough into shapes and brush with glaze. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Take out and cool on a wire rack. Store cookies in an airtight container. (serves 4 to 5 dozen)

Breath Biscuits
by Bonnie Goodfriend
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 tbl. charcoal
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbl. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour, salt and charcoal. In a medium bowl, combine egg, oil, parsley and mint; mix well. Slowly stir in flour mixture, then add enough milk to make a dough the consistency of drop biscuits. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15 min., or until firm. Store cooled biscuits in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Baby Food Soft Doggie Cookies Recipe

  • 3 jars baby food -- (2 1/2 oz. each) either beef or chicken
  • 1/4 cup Dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (cream of wheat can be substituted for wheat germ)

Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350F. oven for 15 minutes until brown. Cool on wire racks and STORE IN REFRIGERATOR. Also freezes well.

*Variation: substitute cream of wheat for wheat germ and then used tablespoon to make cookie sized drops on plate. Microwave for 4 minutes on Medium-High. Suggest keeping an eye on them in microwave and perhaps start out for only 3 1/2 minutes. They do come out soft.

Also suggested using Beef/Vegetable Dinner Baby Dinner instead of Beef or Chicken. Tester's note: Definitely something to howl about! Cookies are soft and chewy (good for older pets who have lost a few teeth). And they can be whipped up in no time.

 

Milk Bone-Style Dog Biscuits (HARD)

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1 pinch salt (preferably sea salt)
  • 1 egg -- beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Variation: increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar

In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. They will dry out quite hard. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. Costs around 30 cents per pound.

Dog Biscuits - Cheese Flavored

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tb sugar
  • 1 to 2 tsp. chicken or beef flavored instant bouillon
  • 1/2 c Milk
  • 4 oz (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 to 3 cups all-purpose OR whole wheat flour

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes on until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 cozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

Dog Biscuits - Bacon Flavored
Originally from the Humane Society of Santa Clare Co., Santa Clara, CA.

Yield: 40 servings
  • 5 cupd whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 tb Vegetable oil or bacon fat
  • 1 pn Onion or garlic powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil or bacon fat*
    • *Original recipe didn't say why this was listed but I suspect this last tbsp. is to grease cookie sheet with.

Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Put them on a greased cookie sheet (see above note). Bake them at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.

Blackie's Beefy Biscuits
from Charlotte Zielke, Sun City CA
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes or 1 package Au Jus or Gravy Mix
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 Tblsp. barbecue sauce

Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the hot water and mix in barbecue sauce. Mix shortening and egg with flour and wheat germ. Add liquid. Roll out 1/2" thick and cut into dog biscuit shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in oven for 1 to 3 hours or until hard. (Can be served soft).

Peanut Butter Biscuits
by Bonnie Goodfriend

  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1 Tbl. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400. In a mixing bowl, combine oat flour, soy flour and baking powder. In a blender, blend peanut butter and milk. Pour peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out dough 1/4 in. thick and cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet about 1/2 in. apart and bake for 15 min., or until lightly browned. Biscuits should be refrigerated or frozen.

Peanut Butter and Honey Dog Biscuits
Originally from Bruce Greenblatt, Novell Inc.

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Heat honey and peanut butter until runny (about 20 seconds in the microwave. Mix ingredients together and drop by 1/2 teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 8 to 10 minutes. My dog is a Pug, and a half a biscuit is plenty for her. So if you have a bigger or smaller dog, adjust the biscuit size (and the cooking time). This normally makes about 45 to 50 biscuits.

Dried Beef Liver (good for treats/motivators)

Preheat Oven to 250 degrees

  • 1 lb. beef liver
  • garlic powder 1 -to 3 tbsp
  • 1 lg pot boiling water

Rinse the liver well in cool water. Place the liver in a large pot of boiling water. Add 1 to 3 tablespoons of garlic powder to water. Allow enough room in the pot to prevent boiling over, and allow to boil for at least 1/2 to 3/4 hr or until cooked well. Let cool, cut into 1/2 inch sq cubes. Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake in a 250 degree oven for at least 2 hrs (longer is OK) or until dry to the touch. Liver will be shrunk to about 1/4 inch cubes when done.

This liver is very dry when done, and can be stored in the freezer in a plastic or ziploc container. The dried liver will last all day in your pocket, and won't stain your clothing, it is also much cheaper than freeze dried liver. You can keep it in small film canisters in your pocket so your dog won't smell it.

Heidi's Hearty Vegetable Snacks
from Charlotte Zielke, Sun City CA

  • 3/4 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package instant vegetable soup mix
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk

Mix shortening and egg with flour, soup mix, and powdered milk. Add water. Roll out 1/2" thick and cut into dog biscuit shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in oven for 1 to 3 hours or until hard. (Can be served soft).

Cinnamon Apple Snaps

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup grated apple or unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup water

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, oil, and cinnamon. Stir in water and apple. Mix till a stiff dough forms. Knead till smooth. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 325 degrees till browned and crunchy.

Canine Carrot Cookies

  • 2 cups carrots -- boiled and pureed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons garlic -- minced
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ or rice flour or rye flour

Combine carrots, eggs and garlic. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients. Roll out on heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired crunchiness. The centers will continue to harden as they cool. Brush with egg white before baking for a glossy finish.

Fido Fudge

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 tablsp molasses
  • NRG egg replacer equivalent to 8 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Cream shortening and molasses. Gradually beat in the other ingredients till smooth. Pour into a greased 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done, but not hard.

Dog Carob Treats

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup peanut oil
  • 1/8 cup corn oil margarine 2 ounces Carob chips -- (available in health food stores) -- melted
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until blended. Dough will be stiff. Chill. Roll dough on a greased cookie pan and cut into squares 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

Simone's Liver Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Posted by Simone on Acme Dog House

  • The cake
    • 350 g liver, chicken or beef (chicken smells less and is easier to puree!)
    • some fresh garlic
    • 3 whole eggs (incl. shell) 1/2 cup ground flax seeds 1 to 1 1/2 cup flour (I usually use potato flour or brown rice flour but other flour works too, but you just kinda have to adjust the amount depending what flour you use, but it's anywhere between 1 and 1 1/2 cups)
    • a few teaspoons of Kelp
    • some parsley
  • The icing
  • some cream cheese
  • decorations (e.g. cheese, fruits, veggies, treats etc)
.

Preheat oven to 350. Puree the liver in a blender together with the eggs, oil and garlic. Mix the rest of the ingredients (flax seeds, sesame seeds, flour, kelp, parsley) in a bowl, then add he liver mix.... Mix everything together and pour it into a greased form. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. Take it out, let it cool. Once it cooled down, spread some creamcheese on it and decorate it with veggies, fruits or whatever the dog likes. It stays fresh in the fridge for about 3-5 days. You can however cut it in little pieces and freeze it. Then just take a few pieces out and let it thaw for about 30 minutes or so.

Pupcake (cupcakes or single layer cake)

  • 1 large apple
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • For the Frosting
  • 8 oz Neufchatel Cheese (lowfat cream cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease muffin tins.

Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey, and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.

Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.

For the frosting, combine the Neufchatel cheese (at room temperature), honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes, and you're ready for a doggone good party!

Makes 16-18 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Let the cake cool, then frost

Rusty's Birthday Cake

  • 1 lb ground beef-extra lean
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup oat meal
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs

Using electric mixer, blend all items together until completely blended. Pour into an oblong cake pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake in oven at 350 for 25- 35 minutes. Allow to cool. Carefully invert on to plate and frost with non-fat sour cream or imitation potato topping. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Carob Loaf Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. of milk
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 ounces of melted carob

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan,9x5x3. Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour into pan. Bake 65-70 minutes. Let cool. Frost with cream cheese or plain yogurt.

Health Muffins
by Bonnie Goodfriend

Preheat oven to 425. Line muffin tins with foil/paper muffin forms.

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbl. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
    • optional ingredients :
    • apples/banana's blended together
    • shredded zucchini and carrots
    • shredded cheddar/jack cheese
    • cooked chicken

Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, honey and oil. Mix the milk in with the dry ingredients, blending well. At this point mix your "optional" ingredients into the honey mixture, then mix the honey mixture into the flour/milk batter. Put in muffin tins and bake for 15 - 20 minutes. These muffins freeze well.

 

Homemade Frosty Paws - Banana and Peanut Butter

  • 32 oz vanilla yogurt
  • 1 mashed banana or 1 large jar of baby food (banana)
  • 2 tblsp peanut butter
  • 2 tblsp honey

Blend ingredients together and freeze in either 3 oz paper cups, ice cube trays or used Frosty Paws cups. Tap container lightly to level and then freeze. Microwave a few seconds before serving.

Homemade Frosty Paws - Meat

  • 32 oz vanilla yogurt
  • 1 mashed banana or 6 oz jar of baby food (banana)
  • four 4 oz jars of meat baby food (beef, turkey, chicken, etc)

Blend ingredients together and freeze in either 3 oz paper cups, ice cube trays or used Frosty Paws cups. Tap container lightly to level and then freeze. Microwave a few seconds before serving.

Doggie Dreamsicles

  • 1 cup soy yogurt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup all natural apple sauce

In a large mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, peanut butter, and apple sauce. Mix well to combine thoroughly. Spoon mixture into the compartments of two ice cube trays and freeze.

Doggy Potato Chips
No salt and much lower in fat, but your dog will love them!

  • 1 cup potato, sliced thin
  • 2 tblsp olive oil

Brush slices with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheets. Bake at 425 degrees till soft.



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