Simple Sundays | Homemade Dog Biscuits
There was another birthday in our family this week. You see, my other little sidekick in the kitchen turned one last Friday.
Almost a year ago, we brought home this little guy.
Meet Wilbur. He’s an English Bulldog.
As a puppy, Wilbur was the cutest little ball of pudge and wrinkles, his piggy noises snorting around the house adding to the cacophony. Wilbur was the addition my daughter
dreamed of begged for, and like the crazy parents that we are, we gave in. He joined our family of two kids, two cats and two hamsters, making it feel like a mini farm. I never imagined we’d have such a full house, but he has been such a great dog, I can’t complain. He sleeps by my feet when I type up posts for you, and he is always underfoot in the kitchen, hoping for any random scraps to accidentally come his way. Garlic, scallions, even jalapeno, Wilbur has sampled them all.
A year later, and this is Wilbur. Where did my little cutie pie go?
I take solace in the remaining wrinkles.
Wilbur loves to eat, especially if he is lucky enough to get people food. I know there are some who might be shocked to hear that we indulge him once in a while, but he gets pretty wholesome things. His favorites by far are bananas and papaya, and the smell of popcorn drives him wild. I thought it would be fun to indulge him on his birthday with Homemade Dog Biscuits. Alright, who am I kidding…I bought dog bone cookie cutters 15 years ago and have been waiting for an excuse to use them! To say that he loves the treats would be an understatement. Try them for your four footed friends – I’m sure they will love them, too.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
Yield: Makes about 1 dozen.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup flaxseed
- 1/2 to 1 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats and flaxseed. Mix in 1/2 cup beef broth and peanut butter. Mix well, adding additional beef broth if necessary to bring the mixture together to a thick dough. Form into a ball and turn out on a lightly floured surface. Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out to desired shape. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway. Cool completely, then keep in an airtight container for about one week.
Adapted from Gourmet Dog Biscuits by Ann Clark.