Monday, February 28, 2011

puppy love

If you are a dog lover and want to give your furry friend a little doggie indulgence and puppy pampering then these healthful biscuits are the trick.  These biscuits are appealing to fussy-eater dogs that use everyday wholesome ingredients you probably have on hand.  Using a fifty-cent biscuit cutter and a little time (no need to work like a dog) you can be treating your puppy to a delicious all-natural oven baked snack that will not only delight but is so good he’ll be begging for more.  It will definitely put the “wow” into bow wow.


Champs' Biscuits 

1 cup uncooked oatmeal 
1 tablespoon bouillon granules (beef, chicken or 
3/4 cups powdered milk 
1 egg, beaten 
1/3 c margarine 
1 1/2 cups hot water 
3/4 cups cornmeal 
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 325 F. 

In a large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal, margarine, and bouillon granules: let stand 5 minutes. 

Stir in powdered milk, cornmeal, cheddar cheese
 and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. 

Knead 3 to 4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes and place on a greased baking sheet

Bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool and dry out until hard. 

Makes approximately 1 3/4 pounds. Store in an airtight container 

Storing Dog Treats 
In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses
some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates. 
Refrigeration and Freezing - Refrigeration will prolong the life of more fragile dog treats. Make sure to store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag. You can also freeze most treats in zip lock freezer bags. Allow to thaw completely before use. 

Champ was so excited about his biscuits!


  1. This recipe sounds great! I'm going to try them tomorrow. I like the storage advise. I usually keep enough treats out for a couple of days an freeze the rest. As I near the end of the treats I have out, I'll take another couple of days worth out to thaw. It seems to keep them fresh longer.

  2. ha, champ made the blog! I got all ambitious once and bought liver powder to make some biscuits for the Emma dog, however, that is as far as I went with the notion. I never mentioned it to her so don't tell her.

  3. ahh, sweet Emma. Your secret is safe with me...although liver powder does not sound appetizing. :)

  4. Rick, I hope your furry friend enjoys all the hard work!