Time to retire our 31 year-old dog biscuit cutters and buy new ones. The ones we are using now are all worn out. The final biscuit looks more like small “Blobs” than biscuits in the shape of dog bones . Even the round tin that the biscuit cutters came in is showing signs of aging (see photo above).
We make the biscuits below on a regular basis for both dog and for human consumption. They are vegetarian and they are good for you! Just make sure you have a glass (or bowl) of water nearby. Eating these dry is like eating a bag of Saltine crackers without something to drink. Here’s our tried and true recipe for dog biscuits:
4 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup corn meal
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ¾ cups water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine flour, corn meal, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix to incorporate. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg, vegetable oil and water to the well. Again, mix to incorporate. The mixture may need additional water to form. If so, add one teaspoon at a time until the dough forms into a ball. Knead by hand.
Roll out until dough is ½ inch thick. Cut into dog bone shapes (or any other shape). Put cut out bones on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 50 minutes. Let cool before giving them to your pooch (or snacking on one yourself).
This recipe makes enough biscuits for you, for your dog and for your dog’s friends!