I’ve been buying these dog treats called “Buddy Biscuits” (gluten-free variety) to the tune of $8 per box for over a year now. Our dog has 3 large cookie jars on the kitchen counter that I keep stocked with various flavors. I’ve been saying that I should stop buying them and start making my own dog treats but it just never made it onto my to-do list until recently.
Finally, I googled for recipes and gathered ingredients this past week. Come to find, dog biscuits are actually very simple and you only need a few ingredients (it occurs to me that homemade dog biscuits are actually healthier than a lot of the stuff I eat…have considered trying one…).
I made them today and they turned out great! The dough was easy to make and easy to work with–it didn’t stick to the counter at all when I rolled it out (I did flour the counter though). One of my tricks is to cover my rolling pin with plastic wrap so it doesn’t stick or get messy (I’ve also subbed a cold bottle of wine wrapped in plastic wrap for a rolling pin and that works great too).
Here is the link to the Betty Crocker recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Puppy Treats: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/gluten-free-peanut-butter-and-pumpkin-puppy-treats/2bdaee86-dc24-4a65-85a6-e4bdd30e458f
I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free flour, though the recipe says “brown rice flour”. I used the can from the can of pumpkin (called for in the recipe) as a cookie cutter for the biscuits–I have a 70lb labrador so I wanted a larger sized treat–but you can make them whatever size suits you and in whatever shape you desire (I’m ordering some sturdy cookie cutters in fun shapes).
Do you guys have any favorite treat recipes for your pups? Please share!