Dear Daisy Dog: Can you suggest a recipe for homemade dog bones? I want to offer healthy treats to the neighborhood dogs this Christmas.
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
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup beef broth
- 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
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
- 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.