Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Doggone Good: Homemade Dog Biscuits

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for dog biscuits for ages. I first made it a couple years ago with the kids at the Alexandria House After School program. Once a month we try out a new recipe, and this (along with salsa and fried rice) is still a favorite. I’m sure its popularity was boosted by the fact that after we made the biscuits, the kids packaged them in colorful boxes and gave them to a trainer who trains assistance dogs in a women’s prison, and she brought her German Shepherd for the kids to meet.

Because this recipe is so easy, it’s a great one for children. And as for all the dogs I’ve made these biscuits for, they love them. Birdie is particularly fond of a variation with grated carrots in it.

Dog Biscuits
from the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo

Ingredients:

· ½ cup cornmeal
· 6 Tbsp olive oil
· 2 cups whole wheat flour
· 2/3 cup water or broth
· Cookie cutters

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Mix all ingredients together well.

3) Roll out to ½ inch thick.

4) Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter.

5) Bake 25 minutes.

Note on cookie cutters:
The smaller the better for small dogs.

Note on ingredients:
Because Birdie loves carrots, I sometimes cook some up and mash them into the batter, or grate some raw and mix those in before cooking.
Birdie after too many biscuits!
Pictures of Birdie by Julie Fay. Check out more at Julie’s website.
Alexandria House is a true grass roots success story. I’m proud to have been involved for more than 5 years. If you live in L.A. and are interested in volunteering your time, please check it out.

6 comments:

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Biby Cletus said...

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Kim said...

Thanks, Biby. I have fun with it. I only wish I had more time. I have about 20 recipes I've been meaning to post, but only manage to get to about 1-2 a month. Take care, Kim

lnielsen said...

Thank you for sharing homemade dog biscuit recipe. It makes me want to try one! My question is, is it safe to add matcha green tea powder for these biscuits? Will it be safe? I was going to add something like this:
green tea

Kim said...

I'm not sure if the tea would be good for dogs, if it has caffeine in it. I would definitely ask your vet first. Kim

Senalda said...

Good for people to know.