February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, so what better way to celebrate than to bake some homemade goodies for your pup? If you’re too busy (or lazy) to make any treats, you could check out our selection of dog biscuits, but you should really give one of these recipes a try. After all, your dog gives so much love and loyalty to you, they deserve some homemade delicacies baked with love! Also, any day can be a day to appreciate dog biscuits – whether your dog is enjoying eating them, or you are enjoying baking them. Try one of these taste-tested, dog-approved recipes:
- “Gourmet” Dog Treats:
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, and begin stirring everything besides the broth – mixing the powders together first. Next, stir in 2 of the cups of broth and once the dough is mixed well, add the remaining cup of broth. Flatten dough on cookie sheet, and cut in any shapes you desire! Bake for 45 minutes, and once finished, leave biscuits in the oven overnight. (NOTE: Besides being iconic, the bone-shape is ideal because you can break the treat easily into pieces.)
- “Good Dog” Cookies:
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees, while dissolving the bouillon cubes into the boiling water. Add all of the other ingredients, and knead dough until appropriate for spreading onto a cookie sheet. Cut out your shapes, bake for 30 minutes, and let cool!
- Peanut Butter and Banana Biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees, start stirring together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl. Stir in the flour and wheat germ and mix it all together well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on greased baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and let cool.
- “Super Simple” Sweet Potato Bites:
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees, prick holes into sweet potato and microwave until tender (about 6 minutes). Scoop out sweet potato and discard of skin, setting aside about a cup-worth of mashed sweet potato to be mixed with the other ingredients. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, lay cut out cookie shapes on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes. Let cool, and serve!
- “Heavenly Health” Dog Biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees, while mixing everything except the eggs and chicken broth in a large bowl. Whisk the egg and broth in a separate bowl, and combine it with the other mixture. Roll dough onto greased cookie sheets in any shapes you prefer, and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the edges are brown. Let them cool, and they’re ready to go!
There are absolutely TONS of recipes on the internet for you to find, but this list is a good start in terms of variety. Be cautious for recipes that contain potentially toxic ingredients such as garlic, onions, avocado, etc. Just because someone is writing a “dog-friendly recipe” doesn’t mean that they aren’t accidentally including dangerous ingredients! Above recipes from allrecipes.com, modified when necessary to be safe for dogs.