December 6, 2011

homemade dog biscuits

We can't forget about our hairy little friends this time of year!  Winters here in WI get pretty cold so we let our dog, Quinn, come inside throughout the winter, but he truly loves being outside.  He's got a top of the line dog kennel that includes a heated, insulated dog house.  He's one happy camper out there!  We recently made him some homemade treats and some extras for his friends. 

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
6 Tb. meat drippings or liquid smoke
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup ice water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a cookie sheet.
Combine dry ingredients.  Add liquid smoke and mix until it resembles corn meal.
Add egg and enough water so dough forms into a ball.
Pat out dough 1/2 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter (we used a bone) saving scraps.
Bake 25-30 minutes.
Remove and cool.


  1. Oh my, this is the first time I see this. Homemade stuff for the Dog. =) Lovely. Got any more hidden ingredients?

    Followed the blog, hope you don't mind. And maybe you'll visit me someday.

  2. oh how fun! my dog would love it if i made these :) and he just may get me to do so for christmas!

  3. I've been wondering what to get our dogs for Christmas. This is perfect. Thank you. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home.
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  4. Aww you have the cutest dog! Look at that face! I bet he loves these treats. I can't wait until we live somewhere that we can take our dog with us, and then I can make him these treats :) Or maybe I should make some, and take them home with us when we visit, he would love it!

    P.S. where in WI do you live? We don't have that much snow yet!

  5. Thanks for the sweet comment about our dog! We call him a hippie because he's so laid back ;-)

    We live on the western side of the state about 20 minutes from the Twin Cities.

  6. What a neat idea! I must do this for my little Gabby. I just found your blog-loove it!


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