I don't bother with measuring, or using a cookie cutter except at Christmas time (great and much appreciated gifts for doggie owners). These are fast, easy and delicious. I assume they are delicious, anyway I just have to take Possum and Taxi's ruffs ruffs, sitting and staying, and playing dead, as proof. Squid will lay down on command for a treat.
Step 1: Supplies
- A big mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheet
- Mixing spoon
- Pizza wheel or knife for cutting dough into biscuit shapes
- Peanut butter
- All sorts of good things you may have in the cupboard such as but not limited to:
- Brown rice flour, flax seeds, bran, almond meal, oat meal flakes you can put into a blender to make oat flour, steel cut oats, bonito flakes, chicken broth or water, wheat germ, pecans, sea weed flakes, chickpea flour, buckwheat flour, molasses.
Step 2: Making Flours
Step 3: Dry Ingredients
My one dog, Taxi Bean, is allergic to eggs and she will throw up within 5 minutes of having anything with egg in it, so I don't use eggs as a binder, if you dog has no problems with eggs then by all means use them. There looks to be a great recipe using eggs and corn meal here on Instructables, by all means try it.
If all you have in the cupboard is white flour, whole wheat flour and or stale bread use that too - this is a treat - it doesn't matter too much what you use as long as you use some liquid and some peanut butter as a binder.
I have pretty healthy stuff in my cupboard so that is what is tend to use, I try to stay away from flours from wheat in general but there can't be much harm, as I have said before - these are treats.
Step 4: Add some chicken broth or water
Step 5: Peanut butter acts like the binder.
A great benefit of using peanut butter is that you won't have to grease your cookie sheet, and dogs love the flavor.