Homemade Dog Biscuits

This one’s for the dogs! They drool, they shed, they get in the trash, and sometimes they smell like death, but at the end of the day they love us unconditionally. My huge family has more dogs than I can count, so for the holidays I decided to make a special gift just for their fur-babies. These dog biscuits are incredibly easy to make and I haven’t met a dog yet that can resist them (and my pup, Cosmo, is the pickiest eater I know).

Here we go:

These are the ingredients you’ll need.

Combine the yeast with warm water, then add parsley, minced garlic, egg, honey, and chicken broth and mix well.

Gradually add the flour…

Mix dough until it forms a ball:

Roll dough out onto a well floured surfaced (about 1/4 inch thick) and cut desired shapes. I cut 1×2 inch rectangles because my pup is pretty small but feel free to make them larger (you can even use cookie cutters).

Arrange treats on a baking sheet about 1/4 inch or so apart and bake at 350 degrees until brown on both sides (you’ll flip them a little over half way through).

Once done baking let them cool on a wire rack before serving to your pooch.

VOILA! Easy dog biscuits with no preservatives that even the pickiest eater will love.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoons dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoons dry parsley
1 tablespoons minced garlic

3/4 cup chicken broth

1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 egg
2-3 cups whole wheat flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

Bake for 30 minutes*. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool on wire rack.

These treats can be stored in a airtight container. They can also be frozen.

*Baking time will depend on size of biscuits. Larger bones will need to bake for above stated 30 minutes, but for small biscuits, like mine, it will take half the time.

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