Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This One's for the Dogs

This recipe came from a magazine that was put out by Target stores over 10 years ago. I don’t even know if it’s still around. They had this recipe for dog biscuits. I was intrigued because, as a cat lover, I didn’t even know you could make dog biscuits! I’ve made them several times for some canine friends and they never fail to gobble them right up. Keep in mind that they don’t contain any preservatives, so if you want to keep them for awhile, you might want to put them in the freezer. They make a nice gift when wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon.

Dog Biscuits

¼ cup hot water
8 beef bouillon cubes
1 package yeast
1 cup tomato juice
½ cup water
1 cup flour
2 cups wheat germ
1 cup cornmeal
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

Put hot water and bouillon cubes in a bowl. Crush with the back of a spoon. Add yeast and let set for five minutes. Add water, flour, juice, and wheat germ. Stir until smooth. Add cornmeal and whole wheat flour. Use hands to mix. You may need to add a little more water at this point.

Roll out to ¼ inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake at 300 for 60 minutes. Turn off oven and leave biscuits inside for four hours (or overnight) to dry out.

Dog bone cookie cutters are available at most stores that sell metal cookie cutters. I once made them in the shape of cats, but decided the bone-shaped biscuits were more my style. (Remember, I’m a cat lover!) You can make them as large or as small as you like, depending on the size of the recipient. They’re easy and lots of fun! No one expects homemade dog biscuits!

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