Monday, February 7, 2011

Biscuits for my Biscuit



I'm always posting recipes for the humans in my family, so today I thought I'd share a treat for Fido as well.
We have two dogs, both adopted! And they are just another member of our family, love them to pieces.

(Biscuit enjoying the snow)


Biscuit is amazing, I'm not sure what breed he is, I think he is around 9 years old, and he is soooo sweet.  He loves to show affection by placing his paw in your hand or on your lap. And thunderstorms terrify him like no other.  He always sleeps on a blanket in the living room, but on nights it storms you will find him cuddled up by our bed.  And the minute, I mean the minute, it quits he humbly goes back into the living on his blanket.  That dog is something else.

(Biscuit showing affection to Daddy)

And our newest little member is Maci, she is a schnauzer.  And hubby's little side kick. She is like one of the kids.  Always waiting anxiously by the door until Daddy gets home. :) She's worse than the kids, ha ha ha.

(Maci loving the snow)


Treats are expensive and I want to be able to give them treats, so I searched for a healthy dog treat that I would have the ingredients for, my version below (as I did not have all the ingredients it called for).

Crunchy Sunflower Biscuits

2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt 
2 eggs mixed with 1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsps butter or vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsulphered molasses (I used honey, I am out of molasses)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients. Add melted butter (or oil),
molasses and egg mixture (save 1 Tbsp egg mixture). Knead together (add milk 
if too dry), let sit for 1/2 hour. Roll to 1/2 inch and cut into desired shapes with 
cookie cutter. Put on cookie sheet, "paint" on remaining egg mixture, and bake 
30 minutes. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

I didn't paint my biscuits, I just mixed everything together, my dough was still somewhat dry so I added 1-2 Tablespoons of water.

Last year I had purchased a little pack of dog bone cookie cutters like these:





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5 comments:

  1. Those are the cutest cookie cutters!

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  2. @Heidi, I know, I thought they were stinkin' cute!!! Thanks so much for visiting, LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog by the way!!!!

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  3. Oh wow!! With four collies in my house these would go down a treat!!! Lovely photos, your dogs are beautiful.

    Found you through Tuesday blog hops.
    CJ xx

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  4. sent this to my mom, she just started making food/treats for her dog.
    I am a new follower from the Tuesday blog hop.
    www.theknitwitbyshair.blogspot.com

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  5. I love recipes for my dog! I have all of the ingredients in my cupboard. Thanks for sharing.

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