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Homemade Dog Treats/Biscuits That Your Kids Can Make Themselves

August 3, 2012
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I love when my kids get involved in the kitchen.  One of the best kids’ book with activities to keep them busy is the Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions. We have had this book since my oldest (now 13) was just a few years old.  This one (there are three total) keeps my kids busy for hours and hours experimenting in the kitchen.

And yes, sometimes they make a heck of a mess, but I make them clean it up.  They are now 13, 10 and 7 and certainly old enough to clean up after themselves.

 

Here is the recipe:

DOGGY TREATS

Now you can easily create cool and tasty treats that your favorite canine friend will love.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup corn meal
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 medium egg
1 cup water

HOW TO CONCOCT IT:
1.  Mix all ingredients together, except the 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese.  Knead until thoroughly mixed.
2.  Roll the dough mixture into 3-inch pencil-sized sticks.
3.  Roll the dog treats into the remaining Parmesan cheese.
4.  If you are making stick-shaped treats, twist the sticks 3-4 times.  Then place the treats on an ungreased baking sheet.
5.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Store dog treats in an airtight container.  One batch yields 18-20 small treats.

CONCOCTION TIPS & IDEAS:
•  Use cookie cutters to create Doggy Treats in the shape of animals or dog bones.
•  Knead in 8-10 drops of food coloring to add variety to your treats.

Other fillings:  My boys decided to add cheddar cheese inside the treats.  I also had some leftover ham fat in the freezer in tiny pieces.  We added a little bit of the ham fat into some other ones as well.  Our dog Tiger loves these treats and can’t get enough of them.

Home-made doggie treats made with love = one happy doggie! ♥What home-made treats have you made for your pup?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy making these treats. 🙂
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I’m linking up with Rae Gun Ramblings, French Country Cottage, Foy Update, Chef in Training, Tutorial Tuesday and My Repurposed Life.

6 comments

  1. Hi,

    I love having kids in the kitchen. My little girl is just a couple months, but I figure I’d start her young. She sits in her bouncy seat well away from the stove while I slice, sautee and water bath can. I hope she’ll enjoy being in the kitchen as much as I do.

    We’re having our inaugural Eat Make Grow Blog Hop. We are looking for folks to link up who want to share what they have been eating with their families, growing in their gardens or making with all their creative impulses. If you’re interested, I hope you’ll hop on over and link up a couple of your posts. It’s a way for you to grow your readership and find other like minded mamas.

    Hope to see you there,
    Foy

    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/inaugural-eat-make-grow-blog-hop.html

    1. Hi Foy,

      I will definitely check out the site. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.

      Like you said, It’s never too early to start having kids help in the kitchen. I read an article once about a woman having moved to France and visiting with other French women whose children, at the age of 3, were proficient in making cakes and cupcakes all by themselves from start to finish and using the oven themselves.

      I think that kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. 🙂

  2. I’m sorry, but please don’t feed your dog wheat/corn based treats. Dogs are NOT supposed to be eating grains and many have terrible allergies to them. Despite wheat, rice and corn being large percentages of ingredients in kibble and other dog treats, grains are terrible for dog nutrition. Consider grinding up some cooked yam and fish meat and rolling out, baking then cutting into ‘biscuits’

    1. Hi Miranda,

      Thank you for your comment. I’ve done some research on this and have also asked my vet. As long as it isn’t something that I feed the dog frequently. It is fine. And he gets this treat a couple times a week.

      I do very much appreciate your concern and am happy you commented as I certainly would NOT want to give him something that could be harmful for him. Too much flour isn’t good for us either! 🙂

      Margaret

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