We went up north to help out our son and family and decided it would be best not to take Maggie along. Their acreage is infested with ticks and they have this gigantic German Shepherd pup that has very big teeth and has destroyed some of their chickens so we don’t trust him with our precious pet!
My friend Pat Rose loves dogs and has offered to baby sit whenever we needed someone. When I took Maggie over to meet Pat, there were homemade doggie bones for a treat for her. Now I knew for sure we had picked the perfect sitter! Maybe Maggie wouldn’t want to come back home!! I remembered I had a recipe for doggie bones. I got the recipe out of a Easy Bake Oven cookbook and also have a doggie bone cookie cutter. It doesn’t make a very big batch. I will have to make them and see if Maggie likes them as well as the ones she had at Pat’s house. If you’re motivated to treat your dog with a homemade treat, here is my recipe for homemade doggie bones!
1 unsalted beef or chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp bouillon granules, dissolved in 4 Tbsp hot water
2 cups plus 4 Tbsp whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp nonfat dry milk
2 Tbsp beaten egg
4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
In a bowl, dissolve the bouillon in the hot water, add the rest of the ingredients, mix until it forms a soft dough. Sprinkle a whole wheat flour on waxed paper on counter and knead dough lightly for 2 minutes or until holds together well. Flatten with your hand then roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet; bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on whether you want them soft or crisp. Store in air tight container. Pat said her recipe contains peanut butter so I may try experimenting with ingredients when I feel creative! Hope that your pup enjoys homemade treats. Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.