Homemade Dog Cookies

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Introduction: Homemade Dog Cookies

I make cookies for my dogs. They are super easy since Rex or Regina really won't care if they're perfect or not. When compared with gourmet treats these are quite inexpensive and they are chalk-a-block full of luv! Here is the nice & basic recipe.

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Step 1: Ingredients List

2 cups flour*
2/3 cup corn meal
1/2 cup sesame or flax seeds
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth (avoid sodium heavy powders or ones with onions)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced**


* Choose what works for you, your vet and your pet. Options can include: whole wheat (used here) or gluten-free grains such as rice, buckwheat, or even grain-free flours such as chickpea.

** Ppl are divided about dogs and garlic. The internet has lots of info on this. Google it and again, choose what works for you, your vet & your pet.

Step 2: Mix

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a second bowl, beat 2 eggs, milk, oil and garlic together. Mix wet into dry well. Let sit for 15 min.

Step 3: Roll & Cut

Roll dough out (1/4" or 6mm thick) on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Beat remaining egg and brush on tops of biscuits.

Step 4: Bake

Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet (Silpat or parchment paper ok here too) and bake at 350 F for 25-35 min. or until brown. Remove and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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    24 Discussions

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    5 years ago on Introduction

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE..."each person can make a choice for THEMSELVES (and their pet).Talk to your vet. Hopefully future comments will be about the instructbable specifically. Oven temperature, ingredient substitutions, etc. I think the grain vs grain free (AND NOW GARLIC) issue has been touched on enough no?

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    Dalface
    Dalface

    9 years ago on Introduction

    crossless, thank you for the reminder. Dogs do not eat grain. If you have made your dog a vegetarian, yes that is your choice, but in nature, in the wild, dogs are not vegetarians, they are carnivors. If left to their own choices, they would chose meat, not grain. Their bodies are not like ours, they cannot process grain. Their body is meant to process meat, raw, uncooked meat. So before you go berating someone for giving an opinion, rethink yours. Here is a great website http://www.pet-grub.com for anyone who'd like more information about feeding your pets a raw diet. I now have to rethink doggie treats, because true you cannot make a raw treat.

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Very late reply but just in case someone is new to this Instructable and reads this comment... Dogs are not carnivores. They are omnivores. Trust science. Not some dude from a comment section.
    http://web-dvm.net/dogs-are-omnivores-and-should-be-fed-as-such/

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    svermule
    svermule

    5 years ago

    GARLIC IS TOXIC TO ALL DOGS

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    doxielover4ever
    doxielover4ever

    7 years ago

    To meatwolf, I don't know where you get your recipes, but garlic powder is highly poisonous to dogs! I wouldn't be surprised if your dogs died from your "treats"! Just a little hint. I really am not trying to be mean! I just want what's best for the dogs. If you feel offended, please call me on it! No language please! Thank you.

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know about garlic POWDER either since it is I assume very, very concentrated but as I said before fresh garlic, given in proper amounts, is considered not only safe but advantageous.

    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/garlic-for-do...

    My dog lived a long and lovely 16 years (age expectancy for his breed (Basset) is 10-14) so I must've been doing something right!

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm a wee sad on the direction the comments have taken on this instructable. It is being treated more like a forum at this point. No one is "berating" anyone but like I said each person can make a choice for THEMSELVES (and their pet). I like to remember that in this cruel world, there are a lot worse things a person can do to their pet then bake them homemade cookies!!! Hopefully future comments will be about the instructbable specifically. Oven temperature, ingredient substitutions, etc. I think the grain vs grain free issue has been touched on enough no?

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    crossless
    crossless

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea, but what in earth meat eating dog does with grain. Dogs body canät process it so I now days give meaty treats and quality food for my dog.

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    "What dog on earth"?  Apparently mine.  My dogs eat grain free kibble but they like these homemade cookies too.  Some dogs are vegetarian and others have certain protein allergies.   I guess this a personal choice each dog owner can make for themselves.  In any case, thanks for your "input".  I've noticed you've only ever contributed comments to Instructables so maybe you will post the recipe for these amazing meaty treats!

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    sadiecoons
    sadiecoons

    10 years ago on Step 4

    How many treats does it make?

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    basilicious
    basilicious

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Honestly, depends on the size of cookie cutter.  I hope you can appreciate some are as small as a quarter while other the palm of your hand.  I use an avg. sized cutter though and get at least a good 50.

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    sadiecoons
    sadiecoons

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, I think my samoyed will love them no matter what.

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    StarshipMcGee
    StarshipMcGee

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Thats pretty neat, I don't have a dog anymore so I can't give it a try. Good instructable though!!!

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    casey321b
    casey321b

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    if your friends have dogs just bake some up and give them to their dog when you go over. The dog might like you better than their owner...

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    sgsidekick
    sgsidekick

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I just found this and made it. If dogs had thumbs it would be 4 thumbs up!

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    Seppuko
    Seppuko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    My dog goes nuts over these treats. How come it only has two votes and a 3.17 rating?! 5 stars! 5 stars!

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    ellnbchristi
    ellnbchristi

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You can also make and save your own chicken broth the same as you would for other recipes. Add some bonemeal too..........very nutritious and dogs love it. You can also substitute a bit of bacon fat for the oils for an added taste treat dogs love. Great instructable. I make dog cookies all the time for my 6 and the neighbors 4 lol. I'm the neighborhood dog cookie lady............they see my van and come a running!

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    marleysmom
    marleysmom

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Our dog has very delicate digestion which landed us at a Veterinary Internal Med Specialist who told us that every commercially made chicken broth is made with onions which are toxic to dogs. We use Strained Baby Food Chicken when we need something like broth -- it could certainly be thinned with water for your recipe. I might actually try this and let you know what happens.