Don’t you love treating your dog special? Giving him that belly rub, taking him for his beloved walk, and buying him only the best doggie treats? Well, that was all well and good before you found out about a different type of treat – one you make yourself. They’re so scrumptious that your dog will come begging for more! Now he’ll love you more than he ever did before – if that’s possible!
In a large mixing bowl stir a cup and a half of whole wheat flour and a half-cup of regular flour. Stir in a quarter-cup of cornmeal and then a cup of oats. Stir in two-thirds cup of powdered skim milk plus one and a half teaspoons of beef boullion granules. Stir all the dried ingredients well.
Cut a half-cup of shortening into pea-size pieces, then stir in a slightly beaten egg and three-quarters cups of hot water. Knead for five minutes then turn it out onto a floured board or table. Roll it to be about a half-inch thick then cut it into the shapes you want for the cookies. Of course, bone shapes are popular, but you can always make shapes like triangles, circles or squares. Create large shapes for big dogs and smaller shapes for little dogs.
Microwave the treats at 60% power for about 10 to fifteen minutes on a rotating tray. If you don’t have a rotating tray in your microwave rotate it yourself every three or four minutes. Remove the doggie cookies and allow to cool. Wrap them in cellophane or foil and store in the refrigerator.
This dog recipe makes a great gift that you can give in a jar. Provide the recipient with the dry ingredients as well as instructions for preparing the treats. To make the best presentation layer the dry in a quart jar as follows: first put in a cup of the whole wheat flour then the plain flour. Next, add the cornmeal and a half-cup of the oats. After that, the milk powder, the rest of the wheat flour then the boullion powder.
Accompany the jar mix with a card that lists the dry ingredients that are in the jar as well as the instructions for adding the shortening, egg and hot water. List the instructions for microwaving the treats and for refrigerating. The treats are loved by any dog and are all-natural. In fact, why not try one yourself?