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Old 11-06-2008, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Homemade dog treat recipes wanted!

Anyone have any good dog cookie, dog treat type things? I'm going to be doing cookies for many friends this year and would like to include a separate bag for the puppers. Too many people, myself included, are guilty of throwing a cookie to the pup becuase they're part of the family too.

I'd also like to save a few bucks on milk bones. Otto loves the treats, inparticular a liver treat that they sell at training school but they're so expensive ($2 for a tiny bag). Also who would have known that Miss Fussy Morgan would like milkbones too. She wants one every time he gets one for going in his box.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a really simple and yummy one:

1 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking soda

mix wet ingredients together, mix dry ingredients together, then add dry ingredients to wet. roll out the dough and cut out shapes (i use a bone that is about 2 inches long and an inch wide at the ends- and these make over a hundred!) i bake them at 350 or 375 for about 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. if you bake them closer to 8 minutes they are chewier, and by 10 minutes, they are crunchy.

they smell great cooking, and as soon as i roll out the dough, mikko is drooling on the kitchen floor
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got tons... here's a surefire winner in our house. (Not really a cookie though)

Yum Yum Beefcakes (aka Doggy Crack)

1 lb. organic sliced beef liver (save the juice)
1/4 c. water
1 small box corn muffin mix (you know that little blue box that everyone seems to have or know... that works fine)

Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor or blender, blend the liver and juice one slice at a time on high until liquified. Add a little of the water as you add each slice.

Pour the muffin mix into a large bowl. Add the liquified liver to the mix and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 9X9ish pan.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the middle springs back at your touch. Cool and cut into small cubes. Store in fridge or freezer.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Chuckstar - Otto says 'Hello, I think I love you!' Ms Picky was so pleased she even licked the crumbs off the floor!

Next I try the peanutbutter rollout cookies - Otto is crazy about peanut butter!
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted By: SunCzarinaChuckstar - Otto says 'Hello, I think I love you!' Ms Picky was so pleased she even licked the crumbs off the floor!

Next I try the peanutbutter rollout cookies - Otto is crazy about peanut butter!
Awesome! I'll trade you for my Otto who says "I love you... where's daddy?"
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Super Simple Dehydrated Liver Crunchies

Get moderately thick slices of liver and either place in a dehydrator or on a cookie sheet in a very low oven for many hours. Once completely dried out, break into chunks and store in the fridge or freezer.

My dogs love these but you can't give too many an once, as they are really rich and can cause diarrhea in excess.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's not really a recipe, but I do "chocolate" covered bully sticks or cookies. I just melt carob in a double boiler and dip things in it for the dogs.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I posted these awhile a back...Beef Crunchies..they are a hit here

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e=1#Post784256

They came from this site
http://recipes4gourmetdogs.com/?cat=108

which also has some other recipes for cookies and things
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is one I got from a trainer at one of our classes.

Liver Brownies
20 oz. chicken livers
2 cups flour
4 tbsp. garlic powder

Puree livers in processor
Add flour and garlic powder, process until smooth. It will be thick, like brownie dough.

Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with Pam. Pour the dough into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
Cool. Cut into squares. Freeze.
Will keep ~3months in freezer, 3 days in fridge.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Doggie Biscuits – makes about 2 – 2 ½ dz large cookies

2cups rye flour (or other hearty unbleached whole grain flour)
1 cup soy flour (may substitute rye flour but this has lots of protien)
1 cup glutin flour (keeps the dough tight and cookies crisp – may substitute rye flour)
2 cups corn meal (yellow unbleached)

mix well

add 2 eggs
2-3 cups water (or other liquid like blood from livers)

add flavoring


Mix well to a stiff dough (scoopable) – add gluten flour to tighten if necessary
Spray 2 large cookie sheets and ice cream scoop with cooking spray
Preheat oven to 275 – 280

Use 1 ice cream scoop of dough per cookie onto the cookie sheet – can get these close since they don’t spread out
Squash semi-flat with spoon but keep them thick

Bake – top rack if possible or swap 2 cookie sheets with each other between top and bottom rack about ½ way thru baking

For Pnut Butter/Cheese – bake 3 hrs then turn off oven and let them stay in oven over night

For other flavors – bake 2 – 2 ½ hrs then turn off oven and let them stay in oven over night

FLAVORS:

Beef Flavor
4 tbsp beef bullion granules
2 tsbs pre-grated parmesan (prefer Kraft 100% real parmesan topping)
2 tbsp garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)

Liver Flavor
Drain 2 lb chicken livers and blend to paste
Use blood in place of some of water above

Sausage Flavor
2 lb mild sausage – all natural if possible with little spice – ground/chopped to bits
fry up with ½ cup olive oil

Pnut Butter/Cheese
2-3 cups shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (not the fake or low fat stuff either)
1 cup GOOD Peanut Butter – spray the measure cup with cooking spray first
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