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Dear Daisy Dog

Can you suggest a recipe for homemade dog bones? I want to offer healthy treats to the neighborhood dogs this Christmas.

Daisy Responds

Thanks for your question. I hope it stimulates Mom to make bones for the four dogs in my family.

Here are two recipes sure to make your lucky dog friends drool.

Basic Dog Bones

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup beef broth

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

Combine ingredients in a large bowl.

Knead dough for 2 to 3 minutes, until it holds together well. Add additional beef broth if dough is too stiff. Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to ½ inch thickness. Cut into dog bone shapes with cookie cutter or knife.

Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake approximately 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Cheesy Dog Bones

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons chicken or beef bouillon powder
½ cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 to 3 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, butter and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes.

Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well.

Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well to form a stiff dough.

On floured surface, knead in remaining flour for 3 to 4 minutes, until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.

Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness, and cut into dog bone shapes with cookie cutter or knife.Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.

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