Category Archives: Dog Biscuits

Making Dog Biscuits

The nice thing about dog biscuits is that you can improvise a great deal with them, incorporating just about any element that your dog either likes or that you want to add to his/her diet. That said, feel free to swap ingredients in or out of this basic formula. As long as you have enough liquid to bind the dough and enough fat to keep the biscuits from becoming absolute rocks, you’ll be in good shape. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Combine your wet ingredients in a bowl or measure:

Stir them to combine:

Then combine your dry ingredients…

…and whisk.

Add the wet stuff to the dry stuff.

And using a spatula, bring the dough together.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board.

Roll the dough out to about 3/8″ or 1/2″ and cut to your desired shape.

Lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet…

…and bake for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the biscuits inside to bake and/or dry out as the oven cools down. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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Dog Biscuit Recipe

You don’t have to own a dog to know how much they love peanut butter (I don’t, but my girls are working on me). This recipe should endear you to all your neighborhood canine buddies.

4 ounces water or chicken stock
4 ounces vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 ounces peanut butter
11 ounces all-purpose flour
2 1/4 ounces cornmeal (substitute rye flour if you prefer)
2 1/4 ounces oats

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the water, oil, eggs and peanut butter and whisk together. Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl and combine them with the wet ingredients. Stir together until a rough dough forms, adding more water if necessary. Knead a little by hand, then roll the dough out to a thickness of 3/8″ and cut into desired shapes. Transfer the biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the biscuits to bake until they’re dry and firm. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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