Dog Biscuits. For the very handsome, lovable canine member of our family. I recently bought a bone shaped cookie cutter and it came with this recipe…from the Cookie Cutter People from Vermont. The biscuits actually smell great! Humans might even like them.
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 tsp brown sugar
1 T wheat germ
1 tsp granulated bouillon (I used Better than Bouillon)
6 T bacon grease
1/2 cup ice water
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine dry ingredients. Measure out the bacon fat and cut it in to the dry ingredients. I used my food processor.
Mix in the egg. Add ice water until the dough comes together into a ball. On a lightly floured surface pat the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. It doesn’t need a rolling pin.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out your dog treat shapes. Work the scraps together and continue cutting until you’ve used all of the dough.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. I think mine were a little thicker than suggested so I baked them for an additional 10 minutes.
Our dog loved them! As soon as they came out of the oven he somehow knew that they were for him!
NOTE: Your dog won’t really care if the biscuits are not bone shaped. I’m going to look for a cookie stamp with a paw print on it and make smaller biscuits.
There are lots of reasons to save your bacon drippings. This recipe is one of them. Growing up there was always a metal container in the cupboard that said Grease on the front. My mother kept bacon grease in it along with a pastry brush. She would use bacon drippings on the top of loaves of bread hot out of the oven, to grease a pan (there was no PAM), to sauté onions or to fry an egg. I keep my bacon drippings in the refrigerator. Growing up, they were not refrigerated. And we all lived to tell about it.