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04-29-2008, 08:23 AM
I read on the bake sale threads the idea of making dog cookies as something unusual and different to donate. Since I live in a very "doggie" community, I think dog cookies would sell very well. Does anyone have a T&T recipe?
04-29-2008, 08:54 AM
I think it's a great idea, and I'd definitely buy dog treats at a bake sale. Try looking here (http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?p=1280097#post1280097) and here (http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?t=99188&highlight=treats) for some really good ideas.
04-29-2008, 08:55 AM
I have made these lots of times (often subbing canola oil for the bacon grease). My Shelby and my sister's Ginny love them!
I have another one at home I'm currently using with bananas -- I'll have to dig the recipe out if you need another idea.
04-29-2008, 09:15 AM
Here are two that I make our friends dogs for Christmas. I am told the dogs stand by the counter waiting for their treat every time my friend opens her cupboard door. The dogs know exactly which cupboard she put their treats.
Peanut Butter Dog Bones
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon wheat germ
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco, etc)
1/2 cup ice water
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons oatmeal
Heat oven to 350
Combine all dry ingredients except oatmeal
Cut in shortening and peanut butter
Mix in egg
Add enough ice water for mixture to form a ball
Roll out 1/2 inch thick and sprinkle with oatmeal, lightly press oatmeal into dough
Cut into shapes and bake for 25 to 30 mins. For drier bones, turn oven off and let cool in oven overnight
Banana Biscotti Bones --- for your Dogs..
These actually can be eaten by humans as well....just not sweet.
5 cups flour
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup pureed bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and set a rack on the middle level. have ready one or two ungreased non-stick
baking sheets. Mix the flour, peanuts and baking soda together in large bowl. Gradually stir in the remaining
ingredients, except the water, until lumpy but blended. Add enough water a teaspoon at a time to make a stiff
dough. Knead by hand until thoroughly mixed or blend everything in a food processor.
For very large biscotti, form the dough into 2 logs each about 2 1/2 inches high, placing one on each baking sheet.
Flatten each log so that it is about 6 inches wide and 1 inch high. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove to wire racks and
let rest for 10 minutes. Leave the oven on. Transfer the logs to a cutting board and slice into 1/2 to 3/4 inch
pieces. (It's easiest to slice them on the diagonal using a serrated bread knife.) Return the slices to the baking
sheets and bake for about 20 minutes longer, turning once, until they are golden brown. Cool on racks. Store in
tightly closed tin at room temperature. Makes 30 to 60 depending on the size.
04-29-2008, 10:42 AM
There are numerous dog cookies listed on Joe's website. Perhaps you could ask him which one his dogs liked best.
Listed under baked goods on the bottom . . must scroll through many yummy "people" treats first! :D
04-29-2008, 10:52 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the links. I had tried searching for dog cookies and didn't find anything! Oh well, you guys are great at helping out!
04-29-2008, 05:04 PM
I have made the following dog treats numerous times. I admit to tasting them and they aren't too bad:o When I have brought them to the dog park, I am one of the favorites there.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. skim milk
2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour (I substitute soy flour due to allergies)
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t ground ginger
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together oil, honey, vanilla, egg and milk in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, blend together flour, baking powder and ginger. Combine dry ingredients with wet mixture and stir thoroughly. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a rack (that your dog can not reach if you have a counter surfer) and store in an airtight container.
04-29-2008, 05:51 PM
My dog friends have loved these two recipes on Joe's site (http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/).
Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Danish (http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/2005/07/whole-wheat-cream-cheese-danish-dog.html)
Crunchy Cheddar Oat Snacks (http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/2005/05/crunchy-cheddar-oat-snacks.html)
For a bake sale, I might make them in different sizes so that there are some packages for big dogs, medium dogs, and small dogs. Or use shapes that are easy to break up.
Our Westie loves these....
I N G R E D I E N T S
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 c powdered dry milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
6 tablespoon meat drippings (we use bacon drippings)
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup ice water
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
Combine flour, dry milk, salt, 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 half inch
thick. Cut with cookie cutter or knife and remove scraps. Scraps can be formed again and baked.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from tray and cool on rack.
04-30-2008, 05:02 AM
here's one I made once-- I didn't taste them, I'm really more a cat, not a dog:)
Jerry Traunfeld's Good Dog, Bad Dog Biscuits
makes 2-4 dozen for a good dog, or one big helping for a big, bad dog.
1 1/2 C rolled oats
2 C WW flour
1/4 C dry nutritional yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 C parsley sprigs, gently packed
1/2 C peanut butter, preferably unsalted
1 C water
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Whirl the oats, flour, yeast, garlic powder and parsley in a food processor until finely ground. Add the peanut butter and process until combined. Add the egg and water and process until dough forms a firm ball that spins around the blade.
Turn the dough out and knead briefly. Pinch off a piece of dough corresponding to the size of your dog and roll into a cylinder. use your fingers to form it into a bone shape, pressing a fingertip into both ends to create sockets. Arrange biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. bake the biscuits for about 2 hours, or till lightly browned and quite dry. Cool and store in an airtight container out of paw's reach.
from The Herbal Kitchen
04-30-2008, 05:23 AM
I'm not going to give you a recipe as you have plenty of those--but a suggestion--find a peanut butter treat recipe and roll it into balls of whatever size you want--maybe about the size of a grape?) and then flatten with a fork--they look like people cookies and add the "cute" factor to your product--.
04-30-2008, 06:30 AM
I definitely want to add the "cute" factor to my product. I was thinking about using a cat-shaped cookie cutter, just to be clever and it's all I have that might be appropriate. But I can also do the ones for small dogs to look like people cookies. Thanks, again, everyone for your ideas.
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