Homemade Dog Treats

This is a simple recipe for preparing tasty treats for your dog. You may use them as snacks, as a reward for completing tasks or even for to celebrate their birthday. The recipe yields about 20 to 25 cookies, simply use more ingredients for more cookies.


1 package of dry active yeast
¼ cup of warm water
1 tbsp. of molasses
1 cup of warm beef broth
1 ½ to 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
1 ½ cup of whole-wheat flour
1 cup of cracked wheat
½ cup of yellow cornmeal
½ cup of powdered milk
2 tsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of salt
1 large egg
1 tbsp. of milk
Some groceries
Cookie sheets

Step 1

Mix the yeast and warm water, leave it to stand for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in the beef broth and molasses. Mix them well.

Step 3

Add the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cracked wheat, powdered milk, cornmeal, salt and garlic powder into the mixture.

Step 4

Mix all the ingredients well, and then place it on a floured surface. Knead it until stiff and add more flour when required.

Step 5

Divide the dough in half, cover them and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Roll them out to ¼ inch thick sheets for small dogs and 3/8 inch thick sheets for bigger dogs.

Step 7

Cut out the shapes desired for the dog treats, they do not necessarily be shaped like bones.

Step 8

Make a glaze by mixing the egg and milk. Brush this on top of each cookie for that little shiny effect.

Step 9

Bake them on an ungreased cookie sheet at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes if the treats are ¼ inch thick. The 3/8 inch think ones however require at least 45 minutes in the oven.

Step 10

Allow the cookies to cool completely, and then use an airtight container for storage. Your dog treats are ready.

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