How to Make Dog Treats
Have you seen those fancy dog treats in pet boutiques? You, too, can learn how to make dog treats that look like you paid a lot of money for them!
Not only is learning how to make homemade dog treats economical, but a nice batch of homemade dog biscuits packaged in unique wrapping makes a perfect personalized gift for the pet lover in your life.
I have tried several recipes while learning how to make dog biscuits, and this is my favorite by far! It is simple and quick...which is what we all need these days, right?
Recipe for Easy to Make Dog Treats
How to Make Your Own Dog Treats
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheets.
2. Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness.
4. Cut dough with cookie cutters (bones or cat shapes are cute), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
* Tip: Use an apple slicer to make small shapes.
5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
6. Cool before serving. Store in a covered container. Since these are fresh treats, they don't have a long shelf life like the ones with tons of preservatives at the store. You'll want to keep these in the refrigerator, and freeze any extras you have.
Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas for Homemade Dog Treats
Now that you've learned how to make dog treats, you'll want to wrap them in something unique.
Try one of these ideas:
I used regular ribbon and fabric puff paint to create this paw print design.