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Easy to Make Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

Updated on March 1, 2010

Homemade Dog Biscuits Easy and Yummy - Only the Best for your Best Friend

Does your dog want a healthy and yummy treat?

Do you want a quick, inexpensive and healthy alternative to store bought dog biscuits?

You bake cookies for yourself, why not for your dog?

One day I was in the kitchen making chocolate chip cookies for my family. My dog was salivating. I knew that dogs should not have chocolate, but we know they love a good dog biscuit. So I said to my dog "Cody, Mommy will make you your very own dog biscuits. I promise". Well, a promise is a promise.

Needless to say, I made my dog his very own homemade dog biscuits. I was surprised at how truly easy it was to make them. And they were delicious. Ok. I didn't actually try them. They were for my dog. But, since they were all natural and I used ingredients I had on my shelf, I could actually eat them. However, there is always the chance that I might chip a tooth if I were to try to bite one.
 

Nutrition

Homemade Dog Biscuits are Healthier and Don't Use Preservatives

That is the truth. Your dog's nutrition is so important. A healthy pet is a happy pet. When you know what goes into a homemade dog biscuit you can feel confident that your dog is getting the right nurishment and a balanced diet. They are so yummy and are gone in a flash that there is never a need to put any preservatives in them. They can be kept in an airtight container for weeks, or stored in the freezer for at least a month.

You control what goes into the recipe. Just like when you cook or bake. If you like a lot of cinnamon you add it. If you prefer garlic you add it. Or maybe you don't like spicy chili. Then you don't add in the cayenne pepper. By making your homemade dog biscuits YOU control what goes into the recipe. This is especially important if your dog has a weight problem or any type of dietary issue. You can alter the "fattening" ingredients and add more protein, reduce the salt or whatever is necessary to adjust the recipe for your dog's special needs.

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Expense

Keep more dough in your pocket

We all want to give ourselves and our animals a treat. Who doesn't love a special surprise? But, everyone is feeling the squeeze and can use a few helpful hints to save a couple of dollars without giving up what we love to have.

It is easy to save money when you "do it yourself." Making homemade dog biscuits is a great way to save money since it is a lot less expensive to make them, then to go to the store and buy them.

Have you also noticed it seems like the cookies are gettting smaller, but the cost of the box is going up? So, by using ingredients already on your self you can make as many homemade dog biscuits as you need and whenever you want.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Cody's Favorite Recipe

Four basic ingredients to a healthy dog treat!

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In second bowl, mix peanut butter and milk till blended. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. *Roll dough into a log and cover in wax paper. Place in the refrigerator to chill (about an hour.) Remove paper from cookie dough, slice into disks and place on cookie sheets.

*If you prefer, you may roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shape(s).

Bake for 15-20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.

Don't Let Those Homemade Dog Biscuits Get Stale! - Store them in a fun, airtight container for freshness.

Time Saver

Spend free time enjoying your pet

When time and money are a challenge then you need a helpful hand. These quick and easy recipes are great to have on hand. In just minutes you can have homemade dog biscuits for a month. That's right in less time it takes to go to the store, buy a box and drive home you will have enough homemade dog biscuits for a month. Now that is convenience.

The best part of making homemade dog biscuits is while you are home baking these yummy treats, your best friend is by your side!

So now that you are saving time, you have more time to play with your dog, go for a walk or give him a bath. Isn't that what is really important? Spending time with your dog, making memories and enjoying each other.

NOTE: These homemade dog biscuits make a great holiday gift for all your doggie friends. Just wrap them up, add a bow and you are done! Now that's a timesaver. ENJOY!!

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Traditional Milk Bones

Another Yummy Treat: Quick, Easy and Delicious

3/4 Cup Hot Water

1/2 Cup Powdered Milk

1/3 Cup Margarine or Butter

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Egg, Beaten

3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

In a large bowl, pour hot water over powdered milk. Stir until mixed. Add salt, margarine and egg. In ½ cup intervals, add the flour. Combine dough until it forms a stiff dough. Dust surface with extra flour and roll dough with a rolling pin into a ½ thick. Cut into bone shapes or use any cookie cutter. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Biscuits will harden when cooled.

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You care enough to make homemade dog biscuits, so go ahead and splurge on getting the cookie cutters. Don't they make those cookies look really cute? Almost good enough for us humans to eat! ENJOY.

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

Enjoy making these gingerbread cookies for your special dog. They will get you into the holiday spirit!

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1 teaspoon ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 tablespoons soy flour

2 tablespoons wheat bran

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons molasses

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup water

Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until a dough is formed.

Divide the dough into 2 or 3 sections and roll into a ball. Flour your surface and roll each ball to a thickness of ¼" or ½" depending on the size cookie you want. Using cookie cutters, cut out the dog biscuits.

Place cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet and let them rise for 30-60 minutes. Bake at 300 degrees for about an hour, or until lightly browned. Turn off the oven and let the cookies cool in the oven overnight.

Great Nutrition is an Essential part of Good Health for your Dog

Now that you decided homemade treats are the best, why not make your dog his dinner too?

Do you know how many calories your dog should consume each day? Depending on your dog's age and activity level you can discover what the proper amount of calories your canine should eat daily. Each breed is different so you need to know what is the right amount of food for your specific pet. Over feeding your canine can cause many health issues. Before you experience any problems, check out this unique calorie counter. It will help you to protect your pet from unknowingly overeating.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 4 years ago from Johanesburg

      Nice lens ,thanks for sharing this information

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      maxiemay 5 years ago

      The Peanut Butter Treats seem to be easy to make. I think that I might try them and see how they turn out. I'll keep y'all posted on them. Thanks!

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      justduky lm 5 years ago

      @SheilaSchnauzies: Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the info. It's really fun to make these treats. Just finished a batch today!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Awesome lens, you've reminded me how easy it is to do this and I need to make some for my furkids! Blessed.

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      JustGreatAdvice 5 years ago

      This is really a great idea and I love the variety of recipes.

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      Laura Hofman 6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Great lens for dog lovers! I bake homemade dog cookies every Christmas for my dog and all the neighborhood dogs. Their favorites are peanut butter bones and cheddar cheese doggy biscuits. Both are big hits! I'm going to try your recipes - thank you for sharing.

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      FascinatedLife 7 years ago

      I really like this lens! Makes me want to buy a cute cookie jar for my little pal! :)

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      LotusMalas 7 years ago

      These look great - I'm going to have to try these out!

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      great lens and a wonderful idea.

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      I would love to make the dog biscuits. It looks like fun. good lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These recipes are awesome! They will make a great Christmas gift for my family's fur babies too!

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      BizSquid 7 years ago

      Interesting lens. How I wish you also have recipes for my American Ragdool cat. - Hamzah

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      I've thought about doing this but didn't really know how. I know my dogs would love the peanut butter ones. Thanks for the recipes!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      What a great recipe. I think we will try this it sounds very easy and my daughter would love this project.

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      traveling-pooch 7 years ago

      teach me ole great one

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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      Nice Lens.

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      sciencefictionn 7 years ago

      Nice lens, full of useful information to grow our small friends. 5 stars!

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      PsyQuin 7 years ago

      I didn't know dog treats are so easy to bake. Nice lens :)

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      Shibamom LM 7 years ago

      Hi - I like your lens. Thanks for sharing the dog biscuit recipe, my dogs wil appreciate it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Gosh these sound good enough for us two-legged folks to eat! Great job!

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      yorkiemom 7 years ago

      What a great idea! I'm going to make my little yorkie some biscuits for Christmas. Thanks for the recipe!!!