The recipe came from our friend Kara, Mother of the Godzilla of Dachshund's (Two II) - he's a Standard, weighs in at 37 lbs., and among the Mini-Dachshunds - he's huge!
Our Roo-Roo loves him - they are BFF's!
Just using 5 ingredients, this dog biscuit recipe turns out beautiful, healthy, and tasty treats. They are great left plain, but hold up beautifully for decorating with yogurt frosting.
1 Cup Corn Meal
4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil (12 Tablespoons)
1-1/3 Cup Water and/or Chicken Broth***
Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees
Mix all ingredients together well. I use a mixer with a dough hook. Don't try mixing this dough with a hand-held mixer with beaters, you'll destroy this light-weight mixer for sure!
Once mixed well and it starts to form a ball, turn out on a lightly floured board, knead a bit, and flatten it to the shape of a disk. Dough may appear a bit dry and grainy, but no worries. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest on counter for 15 minutes or longer. You can also put in the fridge to roll out later or the next day! After resting, Dough will be smooth and pliable.
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shaped with cookie cutters of choice.
NOTE: Once kneaded and allowed to rest properly, this biscuit dough keeps perfect shapes with even with the most detailed cutter! The dough doesn't stretch or loose its shape, and even the smallest cutter with detail retains its shape when placing on the baking sheet, and during the baking process! Makes Perfect PawTy Biscuits!
Bake 15 minutes, turn, bake for an additional 15 minutes. If still cushy to the touch, turn and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen small biscuits, appox. 2 dozen large biscuits. When completely cooled, can be decorated.
Onions are toxic to dogs, and most commercially packaged broth has onions. There are exceptions, such as Campbell's Condensed Soup Chicken Broth. Unfortunately, this broth has a high sodium content, so mix a ratio of 1/3 cup broth to 1 cup water for recipe. Using just water for the recipe isn't as interesting to pups! Or..Make your own broth!
- For breath treats - add 1/3 cup dried parsley or dried mint!
- Use 3-1/2 cups wheat flour, 1/2 cup Peanut Flour (available online at King Arthurs). Dogs LOVE the taste of peanuts!