Sunday, November 20, 2011

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Now don't get too excited, these aren't for you but for your pets (beloved in my Mom's and my case)! This recipe is truly loved by my dogs as well as our neighbors dogs.  In fact, our dog Maggie just waits by the oven when these are baking and somehow knows that they are her "cookies".

 For this recipe, you can use those soon to come turkey drippings or just any drippings you end up getting.  If you don't have time to make these biscuits, don't be afraid to freeze the drippings until you are ready to make them.  We recently got our drippings from a cooking class we went to sponsored by Slow Food Utah.  These biscuits are cheaper to make then buy at the store and even healthier for your furry family members and friends! They make great gifts for the holidays so I hope every dog in your life enjoys them!

Getting the biscuits ready to sell at the Holiday Boutique in some decorated, recycled cans!

3/4 cup hot water or meat juices*
1/3 cup margarine
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 egg, beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour (we use freshly milled)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. In large bowl, pour the hot water or meat juices over margarine.
3. Stir in powdered milk and egg.
4. Add flour and mix well. Knead for 3-4 minutes, adding more flour to make a very stiff dough.
5. Roll out to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness and cut out with desired cookie cutters (we use dog-bone cookie cutters).
6. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 50 minutes or until hard to the touch and brown around the edges.

Makes approximately 1 1/4 pounds at cost of less than 25 cents!!

*Or just use some beef, pork, or chicken bouillon.


  1. What do you think about using butter instead?

  2. You can probably use that and probably any other oil you want!! Canola oil is really good for their fur!!