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Homemade Dog Treats: High Energy Biscuits

Updated on May 13, 2011
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Whitney has over 10 years of experience in dog training, rescuing and dog healthcare.

High Energy Treats

These dog treats are great for your high energy dog. It's enough to give a great energy boost for a long hiking trip or a long day at the park or beach.

You're adding special meats and flours to increase the proteins in the cookies which is the key ingredient for an energy boost.

Parmesan Crisps

The parmesan and chicken flavors will give a boost for any hard working dog in your home. The cornmeal ensures that the energy is slowly released in order to maintain a stable blood glucose level.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 24


6 oz (175 g)- Parmesan cheese (grated)

3/4 cup (5 g)- Fresh Parsley (chopped)

1 cup (120 g- Cornmeal

1/2 (125 g)- Chicken stock


  1. Blend all of the ingredients together.
  2. Drop a tablespoons of the mix onto a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the cookies become crisp.


cal 52.60, protein 3.29 g, carbohydrate 4.86 g, sugars 0.14 g, dietary fiber 0.44 g, fat 2.16 g, saturated fat 1.25 g

Liver Snaps

These cookies contain high levels of protein in the liver, eggs, and peanut butter, so they'll be sure to add a boost of energy to your pet.

Prparation time: 15 mines

Makes: 24


2 CUPS (280 G)- whole- wheat flour

1/2 cup (130 g)- peanut utter

2- eggs (medium)

1/2 cup (125 ml)- water

1/2 lb (225 g)- liver (cooked and diced)


  1. Blend the flour, peanut butter, eggs, and water together.
  2. Add the diced liver and more flour to make the dough stiff.
  3. Place dough on a floured counter and roll about about 1 inch and cut into shaped with cookie cutters (or make flattened balls) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until the treats are brown and crisp.


Cal 73.14, protein 5.25 g, carbohydrate 8.30 g, sugars 0.32 g, dietary fiber 1.38 g, fat 2.40 g, saturated fat 0.58 g

Ginger Spiced Treats

These crunchy treats are spiced with fresh ginger and unrefined molasses sugar. The ginger aids in digestion and stimulates circulation for your busy dog.

Preparation time:15 minutes

Makes: 30


2 tbsp (30 ml)- ginger (finely shredded)

4 cups (560 g)- whole- wheat flour

2 tsp- cinnamon (ground)

1/0 cup (125 ml)- water

1/2 cup (175 g)- molasses (blackstrap)


  1. Blend the ginger, flour, and cinnamon together.
  2. Slowely add water and molasseto the flour mix to form the dough.
  3. Place on floured counter and roll out about 1 inch think and cut into shapes with cookie cutters (or make flattened balls).
  4. Bake at 350F for about 25 to 30 minutes or until brown and crisp.


Cal 89.06, protein 2.76 g, carbohydrate 20.00 g, sugars 3.99 g, dietary fiber 2.55 g, fat 0.39 g, saturated fat 0.07 g

Two Paws Up

I would not post recipes that I have not tried myself. Well, not me personally, but my pups.

Three of three dogs all approved! That's one yorkie, one APBT, and one St Bernard/Collie mix.

If you're worried that your pooch is a picky eater, well the St. Bernard/ Collie is a very picky eater, only eating select dog cookies. And, well, these dog biscuits suit her taste buds.


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      Kay 2 years ago

      Hi! Im not sure if anyone is still responding on this post, but i was wondering what kind of storage and shelf life tips you have. I just made the liver crisps for my pup as I am preparing energy bars for our long hike this weekend. Thanks!!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Oh no - got me where I live....dogs AND recipes? Here I go again....thanks~!!!

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      missalyssa 8 years ago

      I love the recipes. I make treats for my girls and give them as gifts at Christmas time....hehe I'm a dork. I will try these and the pups can have some serious variety!

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      I'm sure that you could, but the treats will not taste the same, not will they cook the same. I really wouldn't recommend it. You will not get the same overall health effect.

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      melissa 9 years ago

      do you by chance know how much liver powder can be added to liver crisps instead of cooked liver?

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks Whitney for a couple of new recipes for my poochies. I haven't tried them with the ginger or the parmesan treats yet.

      regards Zsuzsy