Recipe by mersaydees
Based on a recipe from Arden Moore’s book, Real Food for Dogs, 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome. The intro to the recipe says, “Your meat-loving dog will ‘Sit’ on command if you serve this easy–to-make recipe. Hey, where is it written that cookies must be sweet to taste good?” The basic yield is 24 treats; your yield will depend on your cookie cutter.
Top Review by kmaaaaa
Made this recipe 100+ times ? our dogs #1 favorite. <br/>. Increase flour by 1 cup (to 3 ½ Cups) ? will still yield a soft dough. <br/>. Other flavor options -- chicken / turkey baby food and gravy. Even sweet potato baby food. <br/>. Use standing mixer w/dough hook ? works great. <br/> Mix only till well blended ? no need to knead. <br/> <br/>When you turn dough out of mixer ? divide in half and mist (or gently coat w/hands) the dough with olive or vegetable oil so it doesn?t stick to rolling pin. <br/> Easier and cleaner than trying to roll in flour if too moist. <br/><br/>The NO WASTE/ FAST FINISH?.. <br/>Roll flat on silpat (works best) or parchment paper and cut in bit sized pieces using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel (works best). One batch will make two full size sheet pans (18x26) Keep cookies uniform in size so they bake evenly. Cook as directed. <br/><br/>Dog treats will shrink slightly and separating at cut lines while cooking. Break apart when cooled. Our dogs don?t really care of they are bone shaped, triangles or squares ? the pastry wheel results in a nice scalloped edge. <br/><br/>HEADS UP -- no preservatives so they will mold after 4-5 days if not frozen. Keep in freezer for months.
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 5 ounces beef-flavored baby food
- 6 tablespoons beef gravy
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Lightly coat your hands with flour and shape the mix into a big ball.
- Using a floured wooden rolling pin, flatten the ball.
- Using a cookie cutter of your choice, triangles or stars or whatever, cut the dough. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool cookies before serving – please!