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These are some healthy and natural recipes you can make for your dog.  I will add two or three new recipes every month so keep checking back.

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Dog Biscuits

bullet2 cups whole wheat flour
bullet2 cups all-purpose flour
bullet3/4 cup cornmeal
bullet4 tablespoons vegetable oil
bullet4 bouillon cubes
bullet2 cups boiling water
bulletIf desired, garlic, crisp bacon strips, bacon drippings or your dog’s favorite flavor.

Combine first four ingredients. Mix well. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water. Add bouillon to flour mixture. Mix to make a stiff dough. Roll onto a floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter or glass. Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 30 minutes. Let stand overnight to harden.



Apple Crunch Pupcakes

bullet2 3/4 cups water
bullet1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
bullet1/4 teaspoon vanilla
bullet4 cups whole wheat flour
bullet1 cup dried apple chips ( you can also use fresh fruit)
bullet1 tablespoon baking powder
bullet1 egg, beaten slightly
bullet4 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooling spray. Mix all wet ingredients thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add wet to dry slowly , scraping well to make sure no dry mixture is left. Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out dry. Store in a sealed container. Makes around 12-14 pupcakes.



Peanut Butter Biscuits

bullet1 1/2 cup oat flour
bullet1/2 cup soy flour
bullet1 Tbs.. baking powder
bullet1-1/4 cup peanut butter
bullet3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400. In a mixing bowl, combine oat flour, soy flour and baking powder. In a blender, blend peanut butter and milk. Pour peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out dough 1/4 in. thick and cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet about 1/2 in. apart and bake for 15 min., or until lightly browned. Biscuits should be refrigerated or frozen.



Health Muffins

bullet1 2 cups oat flour
bullet1 cup rolled oats
bullet1 cup oat bran
bullet2 tsp. baking soda
bullet1 tsp. cinnamon
bullet1 egg lightly beaten
bullet1/4 cup honey
bullet3 Tbs.. vegetable oil
bullet3/4 cup milk
bulletoptional: apples/banana's blended together, shredded zucchini and carrots, nuts/raisins, shredded cheddar/jack cheese, or cooked chicken

Preheat oven to 425. Line muffin tins with foil/paper muffin forms. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, honey and oil. Mix the milk in with the dry ingredients, blending well. At this point mix your "optional" ingredients into the honey mixture, then mix the honey mixture into the flour/milk batter. Put in muffin tins and bake for 15 - 20 minutes. These muffins freeze well.



Bacon Biscuits

Yield: 40 servings

bullet5 c Whole wheat flour
bullet1 c Milk
bullet2 Eggs
bullet10 tbs. Vegetable oil or bacon fat
bullet1 pinch Onion or garlic powder
bullet1 tsp. Salt
bullet1/2 c Cold water
bullet1 tbs. Vegetable oil or bacon fat to grease cookie sheet


Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls. Put them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake them at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container. Originally from the Humane Society of Santa Clare Co., Santa Clara, CA.




Cheese Biscuits

Yield: 1 batch

bullet1 c Oats, rolled
bullet1/3 c Butter
bullet1 c Water
bullet3/4 c Cornmeal
bullet1 tb Sugar
bullet1 ts Bouillon, beef
bullet1/2 c Milk
bullet4 oz Cheese, cheddar; shredded
bullet1 Egg, beaten
bullet3 c Flour, whole wheat

Boil water. Combine oats, butter and water. Let stand ten minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Add flour, a cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough. On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.



Archie Squares

bullet2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
bullet1/2 cup powdered dry milk
bullet1/2 tsp. garlic powder
bullet1 tsp. brown sugar or honey
bullet6 tbs. meat or bacon drippings, cold right from refrigerator, not melted or soft!
bullet1 egg, slightly beaten
bullet1/2 cup Ice water

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Combine flour, dry milk, garlic powder and sugar. Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal. Mix in egg. Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball. Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to 1/2" thick. Cut dough into squares appropriate for your dog size. Prick each cookie with fork. Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from tray and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.



The Garlic and Parmesan Cookie Treats


bullet2 cups flour (white, whole wheat or both in combination)
bullet1/3 cup safflower oil
bullet1/3 cup parmesan cheese
bullet1 tsp. garlic powder
bullet1 egg
bullet1/3 cup powdered milk
bulletenough water to form a stiff dough

Using a food processor or a stand mixer, mix together all ingredients.  Roll out dough and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Score the dough with pizza cutter or other crimping tool into any size or pattern you like. For morning cookies, make them bigger. For training treats, make them really small.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Turn off oven, and allow the cookies to remain on the tray in the oven for one hour to overnight. The longer you leave them in the oven the harder and crisper they will become.  Break cookies apart and store tightly covered. Put them in plastic zip bags and place in freezer.  Pull out as many as you want when needed.

If you want to serve them to human company, cut them into match stick sized pieces, and bake only until lightly brown. Sprinkle them with coarse salt as they come out of the oven.




Wheat-Free Scotty Biscuits

bullet1 cup oatmeal
bullet1 cup rye flour
bullet2 tablespoons sugar
bullet1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
bullet1/2 cup milk

Combine oatmeal, 3/4 cup of the rye flour, sugar and butter together. Slowly add the milk till a firm but slightly sticky dough forms. Scrape out dough onto a wooden board or counter. Knead in the rest of the rye flour till the dough stiffens a little. Wrap in saran wrap and chill for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough till 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and let biscuits rest till cool in oven with the door closed. Store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.



Cheese N Garlic Bites

bullet1 cup wheat flour
bullet1 cup grated cheddar cheese
bullet1 tablespoon garlic powder ( not garlic salt!)
bullet1 tablespoon soft butter or margarine
bullet1/2 cup milk

Mix flour and cheese together. Add garlic powder and softened butter. Slowly add milk till you form a stiff dough. You may not need all of the milk. Knead on floured board for a few minutes. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Let cool in oven with the door slightly open till cold and firm. Refrigerate to keep fresh.



Garlic Cookies

bullet1 cup uncooked oatmeal
bullet cup cornmeal
bullet3 cup whole wheat flour
bullet cup powdered milk
bullet4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
bullet cup margarine
bullet1 tsp. bouillon granules
bullet1 cup meat broth or hot water
bullet1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 325F. Dissolve bouillon in meat broth, while still hot, put some of the broth into a blender with the garlic and blend on high. Pour all broth into large bowl, add margarine & oatmeal & stir. Let sit 5 minutes to cool. Stir in powdered milk, cornmeal & egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead by hand, adding more flour if needed. Roll on floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 50- 60 minutes, allow to cool & dry out until hard.



Soft Doggie Cookies

bullet3 (2 1/2 oz. each) jars of baby food; either beef or chicken
bullet1/4 cup Dry milk powder
bullet1/4 cup Wheat germ or cream of wheat

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes until brown. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate to keep fresh or freeze. Great for older dogs with teeth problems.



Fido's Favorite Treats

Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer as these can go moldy if left at room temperature for very long.

bullet1 cup rolled oats
bullet1/3 cup margarine or butter
bullet1 cup boiling water
bullet3/4 cup cornmeal
bullet1 tablespoon sugar
bullet2 teaspoons chicken or beef instant bullion
bullet1/2 cup milk
bullet4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ( 1 cup)
bullet1 egg, beaten
bullet2 cups white or wheat flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combone rolled oats, margarine and water; let stand for 10 minutes. Sitr in cornmeal, sugar, boullion, milk,cheese and egg. Mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form stiff dough.

On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large biscuits.



Milk Bone Dog Biscuits

bullet3/4 cup hot water
bullet1/3 cup margarine
bullet1/2 cup powdered milk
bullet1 teaspoon salt
bullet1 egg, beaten
bullet3 cups whole wheat flour

Variation: increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar.   In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. They will dry out quite hard. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. Costs around 30 cents per pound.



Healthy Dog Snacks

bullet1 3/4 cups plain flour
bullet2 tsp toasted wheat germ
bullet1/2 cup brown sugar
bullet1/4 cup sesame seeds
bulletrind of 1 lemon
bullet12 tsp butter or margarine
bullet1/2 cup ground walnuts
bullet1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all the ingredients. Knead until thoroughly blended. Divide into 6 parts. Roll each into a log. Wrap loosely in waxpaper. Freeze. When needed, thaw and slice into 1/2 thick slices (across roll). Preheat oven to 375F. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie pan. Bake about 12 minutes. Makes 6-8 cookies per roll.


Veggie Bones

bullet3 cups minced parsley
bullet1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
bullet1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
bullet2 tablespoons olive oil
bullet2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
bullet2 tablespoons bran
bullet2 teaspoons baking powder
bullet1/2 to 1 cup of water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute. roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and reroll and cut. Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Speed cooling by placing them on wire racks. Store in airtight tin.

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