A dog cookie recipe is a must to have in your collection of recipes if you are a dog lover. Even if cheap living is a way of life which is my reason for "How to Survive Inflation with the Rising Cost of Food", we must also provide for our favorite “critters” and making animal treat recipes at home are much cheaper than buying them already made.
Some days when Enoch and Malachi look at me and start their barking I would swear that they are saying to me, “You eat several times a day and we want to eat more”. When I start mixing together a cheap recipe for a batch of their treats, they know immediately they are for them. They will settle down and patiently wait for me to get them in the oven to bake. When the wonderful aroma starts to radiate from the oven, their ears go up along with their noses to inhale the fragrance of the spices and herbs in their treats.
A dog cookie recipe is not totally like a dessert for the dogs; it is also a necessity. You may have some of the ingredients like whole wheat flour already in your emergency food storage. Many ingredients which we add to the recipe like fresh mint and fresh parsley are good for keeping their breath fresh and cleaning their teeth. Sometimes our critter friends seem to get an upset stomach when they drink cold water; especially when we take them hiking and they drink from the creeks. The addition of mint, charcoal, cloves and cinnamon helps with this problem. The following dog cookie recipe is Enoch’s and Malachi’s favorite.
HOW TO MAKE DOG TREATS
Combine charcoal and flour; blend in remaining ingredients.
Spray half baking sheet with non stick spray.
Spread all cookie mixture in pan pressing down evenly.
Bake at 350F degrees for about 25 minutes or until mixture is set in center.
Cool in pan about 15 minutes; cut into ¾ inch square pieces and remove to another tray to cool completely.
NOTE: We found these to mold easily due to not having any preservatives in them. We freeze in plastic freezer bag and take out a few at a time.
This next dog cookie recipe is one that I have also made for my dogs; it was given to me by friend in cheap retirement living. I am also including a couple of my horse cookie recipes in case you have horses. After all, we are a total cooking website and it includes baking animal treat recipes for your pets. They like treats too! I like to help you save money when I can with tips that I have learned. Homemade pet treats are much more economical than purchasing commercially made ones.
DOG BISCUIT RECIPE
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Combine the broth, oil, milk, salt and eggs in a large bowl and mix to blend well. Add flour a little at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out on a floured board, roll to ½ inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake about 50 minutes. Cool and let this dog cookie recipe set out to dry out before storing in an airtight container.
HORSE COOKIES RECIPE
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Mix the flour, milk, baking powder, salt, oil, honey, carrots and apple together in a large bowl. Gradually add water while stirring until a soft dough forms. Knead on a floured board and roll to ¼ inch thick. Cut into small cookies and bake for 10 minutes.
APPLE SPICE MUFFINS RECIPE (for horses)
My sweet little quarter horse mare “Peanut” loves treats; especially this recipe, apples and lots of carrots.
Combine and mix all ingredients until thoroughly blended.
Scoop mixture into greased muffin tins.
Bake at 400F degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
Cool completely before serving to horses.