Homemade dog treats are easy and fairly inexpensive to make. Besides making your dog jump for joy, these are great to sell at flea markets and craft fairs. Here is a simple recipe to get you on your way to doggie bliss!
First gather your kitchen essentials which include mixing bowls and spoons, a baking sheet and oven mitt, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin.
Next, gather your wet and dry ingredients.
Wet Ingredients for dog cookies include:
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup milk
Dry Ingredients include:
1 Tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tsp salt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup bran cereal
1/4 cup cornmeal
Measure all your wet and dry ingredients and combine them in separate mixing bowls.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix them together well. Runny mixtures need more flour and stiff mixtures need more milk.
Roll out cookie dough so it’s 1/2 ” thick. The dough should have a rubbery texture and may be hard to roll out. In that case, flatten the dough by pressing with the heel of your hand and fingers.
Press a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or whatever shape cutter you desire, into the flat dough to shape your doggie treats!
Bake your doggie treats on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes, until slightly toasted. If your dog would prefer hard and crunchy cookies, leave the dough in the oven after you turn off the heat.
Store treats in a paper bag to retain crunchiness!