Treat Your Best Friend to Some Home Cooking with These Gourmet Dog Biscuit Recipes
Everyone loves home-cooked treats. After all, which would you rather have: store-bought cookies straight from the box, or homemade cookies straight from the oven?
I know, it’s a silly question. Just about everybody prefers home cooking. And not many would argue that home-cooked food isn't better for you than prepackaged, mass-manufactured store-bought food.
The same is true for your dog. After all, dogs are just like people in so many ways. Don't you think your dog would prefer a tasty treat straight from the oven instead of from a box?
What About Your Dog?
We know that many Essex residents are dog owners. That's because Essex apartment communities are so pet friendly. So we thought we'd provide a few recipes for homemade gourmet dog biscuits—one savory and one a little bit sweet.
Ready to whip up a tasty, healthy, homemade treat for your best friend? These treats are sure to pass the tail-wag test with flying colors!
Peanut-Buttery Graham-Crackery Biscuits
What dog doesn't love peanut butter? Add the subtle sweetness of graham crackers, and these gourmet biscuits will be a surefire chops-licking, tail-wagging hit with your best friend.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/8 cup of oil
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup of wheat germ
- 1/4 cup of cracked wheat
- 1/4 cup of natural bran
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
Here's what you'll do:
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
- Combine all the ingredients except the flour, mixing well (using mixer with dough hook will be easiest)
- Mix until the dough is stiff enough to handle easily, then form the dough into small balls
- Place dough balls onto large cookie sheet
- Flatten slightly (use your fingers or the bottom of a glass)
- Bake on top rack for 90 minutes, turning biscuits after 45 minutes
- Lower temperature to 225 F and bake for another 45 minutes
- Biscuits are done when they are hard and break apart cleanly when cool (like Milk Bone dog biscuits)
Insipired by: Food.com