Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Homemade Dog Treats

I am pleased that my longtime friend and co-worker, Guestblogger Alita, did a post for me. Alita and I have been cooking and crafting together, with success and some disaster for almost a decade. These treats are a favorite of my two dogs. --A Crafty Lass

These started out as K-9 Cookies to give out with our annual boxes of holiday treats, but it quickly became a ritual to bring them when we visit friends with pups - and to send a big bag home with lucky dogs that we dog-sit, which was the occasion this particular time.

The variation shown here is a Three Herb version - but we've tried them all and the dogs have yet to complain! And - knowing they don't have any strange additives, preservatives, or other mystery ingredients makes me feel good about giving them to the dogs we love.

For 12 Large Treats:

  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 2/3 cup broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)

Variations: Try adding one of these to make your pups favorite flavor treat!

  • Bacon Bits
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Three Herb - Our favorite combo: Parsley/Thyme/Oregano

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well.

Roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness (you might need a light dusting of flour on the counter, they can get a little sticky). Use a dog bone or other fun shaped cookie cutter to press about 12 large treats.

Place the treats on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes on the baking sheet. Stand back & watch your favorite pup gobble up these yummy treats!

Adapted from a Humane Society Recipe


Eric said...


Nice post, nice photo!

Jeremyinc said...

hey great post. Love that picture too! I have a post about homemade dog treats as well, thought you might like it :D