Remember a few posts back when I gussied up the treat jars for our pets? Well, I decided to make them some treats to go in them. It was so easy!
Whole Wheat Flour, Dry Milk, One Egg, Vegetable Oil
Bouillon Cubes, Water, Brown Sugar
What I did:
I dissolved the bouillon cubes in hot water – nuked it for 2 minutes. While it was in the microwave, I dumped the rest of ingredients in a bowl. When the bouillon was done, I added it to the bowl and used a wooden spoon to combine.
Next I rolled the dough to ¼” thick. I sprayed two sheets of waxed paper with non stick spray and went to town.
We cut out a few dog shaped treats. The daughter thought they looked creepy and asked why don’t we just cut them in bars? So she did. She kind of took over. Handed me the camera and everything. Hmmm roll reversal?
Anyhow, she placed them on a greased cookie sheet and baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. They actually didn’t smell half bad.
We let them cool a few minutes on the baking sheet and moved them over to the cooling rack. When completely cool we tried them out on the dogs. And boy howdy do they like them! I’ve never seen the black lab tremble so hard or drool so much in anticipation.
The store bought ones look a little nicer but I think that's just for us humans, I don't believe the dogs look at the treat and think "how pretty" before they chow down. Also, this way I know what's in the treat's I'm giving them.
Here’s the actual recipe.
GOOD DOGGY TREATS
2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cups nonfat dry milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in
¾ cup boiling water
2 – 3 tbs. brown sugar
Set oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended. Knead the dough for approximately 1 minute. On a floured surface, roll the dough to ¼” thickness. Cut out in shapes or just into to rectangles. Place on greased sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely before giving to pets or placing treats in storage container.