Basic Dog Biscuit Treats

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Homemade dog treats are fun to make and healthier than many of the store-bought versions.
Recipe By: Community
  • PrepN/A |
  • Total30 min |
  • ServesN/A

Ingredients

    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup corn meal
    • 1 teaspoon iodized salt
    • 2 teaspoons bone meal (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 2 large eggs mixed with a 1/4 cup beef broth beef broth

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease cookie sheets.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add oil, peanut butter and egg mixture and stir to combine.  Knead the dough for 2 -3 minutes until it holds together well adding additional broth if the dough is too stiff. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.

Roll dough out to about 1/2" thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a knife or your favorite cookie cutter.

Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the oven and allow the biscuits to dry in the over for 2 hours or overnight.  Once cooled they can be stored in zip lock bags.

Storing Dog Treats
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies.  That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions.  If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening.  Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates. 

Refrigeration and Freezing -  Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag.  You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags.  Allow to thaw completely before use.
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