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Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu May 27, 2010 8:21 pm

This fall I am walking in the walk to end womens cancers and I need to raise $300 more to get to my goal of $2000 raised. So I am going to sell homemade dog cookies at work. I need some tried, tested and true recipes and where better to come than to PBF!

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby mnmh » Fri May 28, 2010 6:36 am

I have a ton of dog treat recipes. I love to make them! Here is one that my dogs seem to like. I assume you'd need to let owners know the ingredients in case of allergies or special diets.

2 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1/3 C. butter or margarine, right out the fridge, do not let soften
1 egg
1/2 C. skim milk
1/4 C. peanut butter (I use creamy)

In large bowl, pour in flour and cut butter in. Using fingers, work in butter till crumbly. Form a well in center.
In another bowl, whisk egg, add milk and peanut butter till peanut butter has streaks running through it.
Pour liquid into well made in flour & butter.
Mix well and knead with hands about 2 - 3 minutes.
Roll out onto floured surface to about 1/2" thick. Cut with bone shaped cookie cutter or whatever shapes you like.
Bake in a 350 oven on an ungreased cookie sheet about 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool & store in an air tight container.

You could put melted carob chips on these as "icing" but I have a hard time finding carob chips here so I don't.
Good luck!

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Postby IloveBlu » Fri May 28, 2010 9:25 am

If anyone has grain free dog treat recipes, I would love that. Not sure how you would make a treat without flour...

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Postby FransterDoo » Fri May 28, 2010 10:01 am

IloveBlu wrote:If anyone has grain free dog treat recipes, I would love that. Not sure how you would make a treat without flour...


My wife makes one with just a little bit of either wheat germ or wheat bran.
This is the oven version but we've been using the dehydrator lately.


Ingredients:
6 oz Lean meat (as lean a possible, no visible fat) (See Notes)
6 Tbs Bran (See Notes)
6 Tbs Lecithin


Other optional additions:
½ Tsp Ground Ginger
Powdered joint supplements
Powdered green herb supplements




1. Cut meat into 1 inch chunks. Place on paper towel and wring out all excess moisture. You want the meat to be as dry as possible.
2. Place meat in Cuisinart and grind until a thick even texture (there should be no chunks or individual pieces.) it should be smooth.
3. While on, pour in the bran and lecithin. (and any supplements) Grind until combined.
4. Transfer to parchment paper, if the dough is sticky, wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer until firmer.
5. Roll out dough until it is about an 1/8th of an inch thick (it’ll puff up a bit during baking)
6. Place the rolled out dough on a cookie sheet (on the parchment)
7. Put treats in a 250 degree oven. Bake for 15 mins.


1. After 15 mins, the edges should be browning slightly and the top should look “cooked” take the cookies out of the oven flip over and remove the parchment. Bake for an additional 10 minutes on the other side.
2. At this point they should look cooked but not brown and dry yet, take them out and cut into squares.

i. I make my squares about a ¼ inch for training.
3. Put the cut cookies back in the oven until they are dry and crispy looking.
4. Let cool.



Notes:

For the lean meat, I’ve been using pork, but you could use any super lean meat, I’m planning on trying fish, chicken and turkey.

For the Bran, you can sub any type of ground grain such as Wheat Germ, finely ground cornmeal, semolina etc.

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby kaytenmags » Fri May 28, 2010 10:08 am

IloveBlu wrote:If anyone has grain free dog treat recipes, I would love that. Not sure how you would make a treat without flour...

i subsitute rice flour for wheat flour :)

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby Alyssa » Fri May 28, 2010 4:02 pm

Dried Sweet Potatoes. Dogs LOVE these things.

Just slice up a sweet potato into "chips" and throw them into a dehydrator.

They actually don't taste half bad for humans either LOL.

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby Timas Mom » Fri May 28, 2010 6:07 pm

400 grams turkey meat or turkey only baby food
3 cups chick pea flour
1 egg ( i use turkey but you can use chick)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp rosemary, thyme and oregano

Make into a rollable kneadable dough adding more flour if required.
roll out to 1/4" thick or cut into 1/4" slices from 2" round log.
Bake for 25 minutes at 35o for softer cookies.
If you want them to last and dry out, let cool in oven ( just watch that bottoms dont burn)
Last 1 week or longer if refrigerated.
One of my top sellers!

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby IloveBlu » Sat May 29, 2010 6:36 pm

I have been meaning to buy a dehydrator to do just that with sweet potatoes. I buy the sweet potato dog treats at our local holistic pet store but they are so expensive (Blu LOVES them, and they're one of the few things poor guy can have).

A couple of questions:
1) Do you cook the sweet potatoes at all first?
2) Do you skin them first? (Are sweet potato skins okay for dogs?)
3) How long in the dehydrator?

Thanks!

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat May 29, 2010 8:35 pm

Thanks everyone! Knew I could count on you. :thumbsup:

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby kaytenmags » Sat May 29, 2010 11:14 pm

IloveBlu wrote:A couple of questions:
1) Do you cook the sweet potatoes at all first?
2) Do you skin them first? (Are sweet potato skins okay for dogs?)
3) How long in the dehydrator?

1)no
2)no (yes)
3)depends on how big the sweet potato is, and how thick you slice it. i do HUGE sweet potatoes sliced thick, and they take about 3 days. thinner, smaller slices will be much quicker.

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby IloveBlu » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:32 pm

Good dehydrator suggestions?

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby Alyssa » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:47 pm

I agree with the person that answered the questions above.

However, you *can* also use your oven to dehydrate if you need to.

I'd get one that has a dial for changing the temp as well as the fan speed and that can do meat cuz jerky is yummmmy!

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Re: Quick, Easy dog cookie recipes please!

Postby kaytenmags » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:54 pm

IloveBlu wrote:Good dehydrator suggestions?

nesco makes awesome dehydrators.
i use mine constantly, and it's still running great.
i've got the square one instead of the round one, as i find i can fit more in it :)


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