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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas has gone to the dogs!


Our dogs get stockings and gifts at Christmas.  Wilson loves to play and so he really appreciates toys.  If Truman is sitting close to me, that's his gift!   This year I am making homemade dog treats.  I think the boys will really love them!

Homemade Dog Treats

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer's yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside
2. Place oil in a large bowl. Add stock and flour mixture in three alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock. Mix well.
3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick. Shape biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone with a butter knife.(Make biscuits that are appropriate for your dog's size.)
4. If desired, you can spell out your dog's name or a holiday message in the dough with a toothpick (wet the toothpick first so it won't stick).
5. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes. Brush with stock; rotate baking sheets, and bake 10 minutes more. Turn off oven, leaving door closed. Let dog biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Wrap as a gift, or store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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  1. My sister-in-law has always given our doggies homemade bones for Christmas from her dog. It is funny. When she comes in they are right there looking to see if there is anything for them.


  2. Oh Terri, such sweet pictures!!!

  3. Truman and Wilson are such cuties. I must try that recipe for our Westie, Chloe.

  4. Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you so much for including a link to my blog! :-) I've enjoyed looking around your blog. Is Truman a Cockapoo? He looks a little bit like my Bailey - both your boys are very cute! Aren't they just the best!! :-)

  5. Hello! I found you via a link to my blog and I'm so glad I came by. I already love your site and I see you have other blogs? Can't wait to peruse them all! These dog treats sound great and I am going to make them for my Golden Retriever, Duke. Your pics above are so sweet. Thank you!
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