Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Doggie Treats

In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, which Theodore will be attending, I thought I'd share my dog treat recipes. This way you know exactly what is in the treats and they are low in preservatives and fillers.

Peanut Butter Treats:
3 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup (Soy) Milk

Combine dry ingredients. Combine peanut butter and milk until smooth. Gradually stir peanut butter mixture into flour mixture. Knead dough by hand and then roll out on a floured surface (I use whole wheat flour) to desired thickness and cut out treats. (I have an adorable bone-shaped cookie cutter about 1'' long). Bake on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees and allow to cool before serving.

Cheesy Treats
4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cups Vegetable Oil
3 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Eggs
1 1/4 Cups Shredded Cheese
1 1/4 Cups (Soy) Milk

Combine flour and garlic powder, gradually add vegetable oil, eggs, cheese and milk. Knead dough by hand and then roll out on a floured surface (I use whole wheat flour) to desired thickness and cut out treats. Bake on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees and allow to cool before serving.

5 comments:

karen said...

Garlic powder? Really?

Interesting...

Whitney said...

So, how'd Take Your Dog to Work Day go? Also, any advice for convincing bosses and/or professors to allow this?

Elle Woods said...

Karen-yes garlic powder, it actually helps doggie breath, oddly enough.

Whitney-my work is dog friendly anyway, so it's not difficult.

joanne said...

garlic and onions are supposed to make dogs anemic. i think i'll skip the garlic powder and just go for the peanut butter treat this weekend.

Elle Woods said...

Actually, the substance that causes anemia in dogs which is in onions is hardly contained in garlic, it's like trace amounts.

Theodore has never had an issue.