Halloween doggie treats!
I admit I have a bit of a baking addiction. Since I’m trying to cut down on baked sweets, and can only foist so much sugar upon my co-workers before I fear they’ll start to hate me, I was thinking about alternatives. After literally tripping over our dog I remembered dog recipes. I could bake something for a pup Aejaz, and actually feel good giving him something with no fillers, or other junk.
While I didn’t have any cute dog bone shaped cookie cutters, I do have lots of Halloween ones. Some festive bats worked perfect and I’m pretty sure Aejaz is happy with any shape. These could probably be called Drool Biscuits.
Gourmet Doggie Biscuits
adapted from Food.com
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 4oz. jars pureed baby food (any flavor, I used carrots)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, or stand mixer, combine all ingredients together into a thick dough.
Knead on a floured countertop (or with dough hook) for about 4 minutes until the dough is nice and smooth.
Sprinkle a little more flour over the dough to make rolling easier.
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters or a small drinking glass to stamp out shapes. Alternately, you can use a pizza cutter to cut into squares.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 22 minutes. At this point they will still be moist. If you prefer them drier (keep longer) cook for 5 more minutes then turn off oven and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
Let dog biscuits cool before serving.
To keep fresh, store in a sealed container.