Henry loves doggie cookies. And I love to indulge him. However, buying dog biscuits at the supermarket can cost from $3.50 to 6.00 a box and given Henry's generous appetite for treats, I quickly needed to find an alternative.
Luckily, there are a plethora of simple recipes for dog biscuits that allow you to use everyday ingredients to create treats your dog will love.
For instance, to make Henry's Heart-Shaped Bacon Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies, I found a basic recipe for bacon dog biscuits and then added a few twists to make them even better.
The recipe includes:
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- two eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup bacon grease
- ten slices fried bacon, chopped
Frying bacon with a dog whose head comes up over the counter means that you will have an avid audience.
Luckily, frying bacon is the most difficult part of the entire process.
The rest of the recipe simply means combining all the ingredients, letting them cool for 30 minutes in the 'fridge. Then rolling out the dough and using a cookie cutter of choice to form the cookies.
Bake the cookies at 350 for 30 minutes. Then turn off the oven and let the cookies remain in the oven to dry out as the oven cools.
This can take up to an hour if you want that dog biscuit texture.
Don't worry, you'll be amazed at how patient your dog will be when he knows something yummy is coming his way.
Not only does Henry like these homemade cookies better than the store bought variety, Miss Coco my very finicky yorkie who normally turns up her nose at dog biscuits, loves them too!