Their Favorite Dog Treat Recipe
I used to run an eco friendly pet specialty company, so I’m a big fan when it comes time to care for our furry friends. In fact, some of my very best friends have four legs and I consider myself the lucky one to have known some of these loyal, gentle souls.
To make a tasty dish they’ll really love, we make a batch of these homemade dog treats which were my company’s signature treat – I handmade thousands of them! I hope you enjoy these treats from my pack to yours! I can honestly say that my Labs love these treats as much as I love sharing them. They smell wonderful!
❤ Have fun creating these crunchy treats with a variety of cookie cutter shapes! Some of our favorites include a mini Texas, heart, stars, cats, a fire hydrant and of course dog bones. You can also buy seasonal shapes which are perfect for gift-giving (shamrocks, pumpkins, candy canes, etc.). Williams-Sonoma has a great cookie cutter line-up.
❤ You don’t have to slow-cool the cookies overnight if you (or they) are in a hurry … but allow at least a couple of hours for the treats to crisp up.
½ Cup | Canned Carrots (no salt added)
½ Cup | Canned Green Beans (no salt added)
¼ Cup | Low Sodium Chicken Broth
¼ Cup | Fresh Rosemary, Finely Chopped
1 ½ Cups | Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup | Rice Flour
½ Cup | Wheat Germ
¼ Cup | Brewers Yeast
2 Tablespoons | Garlic Powder
¼ Cup | Olive Oil
0. Preheat oven to 350°F.
1. Purée the carrots, beans and chicken broth. We used a Cuisinart Smart Stick (an immersion blender).
2. In a large separate bowl, combine the rosemary, the two flours, wheat germ, yeast and garlic powder. Add the puréed veggies and the olive oil. Mix well by hand. This is a dry mix so don’t give up – work out any frustrations on the dough until it comes together well enough to roll (about 4-5 minutes). Take a moment to enjoy the smell along the way – these treats smell wonderful!
3. Lightly dust a cutting board with a bit of the whole wheat flour. Roll the dough to about ¼” thick. Cut out your doggie treats with their favorite cookie cutter shapes and place them on a cookie sheet lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Bake for 15 minutes in your preheated oven. Turn off the heat and allow the treats to slow-cool overnight.
Yield: About 9 dozen Doggie treats if using small cookie cutters about 1-2″ in size.
Stores well in an airtight container or bag.
~ Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
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