Homemade dog treats have fewer preservatives and artificial ingredients, making them a much healthier option for your pet than commercial products. Not only are dog biscuits easy to make, they are inexpensive and can be frozen. Biscuits made from items such as peanut butter, oatmeal, liver, cheese and garlic are easy to bake and your dog will love them.
STEP 1 Make peanut butter biscuits by preheating oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 cup water in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and white flour, a little at a time, until a dough consistency forms or use a food processor. Knead into a firm ball and roll out flat to 1/4 inch in thickness, cut into 3- to 4-inch pieces and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes. The recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen biscuits.
STEP 2 Make liver treats by preheating oven to 200 degrees F. Cut 1 lb. of partially thawed liver into strips and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper so that they are not touching. Bake for two hours, rotating the pan after one hour, cool for 10 minutes. Lift off parchment paper with liver strips from cookie sheet and place on wire rack until cool and completely dried out.
STEP 3 Prepare cheese and garlic biscuits by grating 1 1/4 cups of cheddar cheese. Let stand until room temperature. Combine cheese, 1/4 lb. corn oil butter, pinch of garlic salt, one clove crushed garlic and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour in a bowl. Add milk until a ball is formed and chill for one hour. Roll out on a floured board and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until brown and firm. Recipe makes two to three dozen dog biscuits.
STEP 4 Create oatmeal biscuits by stirring together 1 1/2 cups water, 1 cup rolled oats, 1/3 cup butter or margarine and 1 tbsp. beef or chicken bouillon granules. Let stand for five minutes. Add 3/4 cup dry milk powder, 3/4 cup cornmeal and one egg beaten. Mix well. Slowly stir in 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Combine thoroughly. Knead dough for four minutes on a floured surface and then roll out flat, 1/2 inch thick. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a greased sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes. Cool and dry on a wire rack.