On a recent rainy day – we wanted to make cookies. Bee was bonding with Fergie big-time on this particular day, so we decided to make dog cookies (treats, biscuits, goodies).
Web searches turned up too much information – we wanted something simple, and this is what we came up with. Hopefully people doing a search with the exact term ‘easy homemade dog cookies’ will come across this blog, and save themselves the trouble of sorting through a bunch of overly complicated options.
Easy Homemade Dog Cookies
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup broth (beef or chicken)
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
Mix all ingredients, roll them out pretty flat, cut with shaped cutters (or not), bake at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes.
We used bone-shaped, and squirrel-shaped cutters. I made these for Christmas gifts a couple of years back. The squirrels went over well, because we know people with dogs that are squirrel chasers.
Here’s Bee, making dog cookies.
We are big fans of beater/bowl/spoon licking when we cook – and it was fun to let the dogs in on the action this time around. Bee had more fun making these than if we had been making cookies for ourselves (which makes me proud of my little empathetic, good-natured, sweet little girl).
She carefully explained to Fergie and Bosley that they needed to wait for the cookies to cool off – Fergie and Bosley would have braved throat burns, however. They knew something was up. Trick now is to not feed them all the cookies in a short time.
The recipe made two and a half large sheets worth (w/ our cutters this was around 3 dozen).