Scratch made dog treats your furry friend is sure to love. Pumpkin, apple and peanut butter provide great flavors every dog loves but also nutrition that you can feel good about! And really what's cuter than giving your dog what is essentially a biscotti cookie?
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 1 hourhour15 minutesminutes
Total Time 1 hourhour25 minutesminutes
1.5Cwhole wheat flour
2Tbground flax seed
1Tbinstant nonfat milk powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the flour, flax seed and milk powder on low speed.
Add the pumpkin, egg, and peanut butter. Grate the apple on the smallest grate available on your box grater and add to the mixer. Turn mixer on medium speed and mix until well combined.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured and roll it out into a tube shape about 2 inches in diameter or about the length of a standard sheet pan. Place on a sheet pan.
Coat the outside of the tube in meat drippings. For Gus, I use bacon grease since we always have some in the fridge, and it adds a little bit of salty taste without additional salt in the recipe.
Bake for 45 minutes or until firm and cooked airtight. Allow to cool completely.
Once completely cooled, use a serrated knife to slice the tube into ¼-inch thick rounds. Place the rounds back on the baking sheet and coat each biscuit with a dab of meat drippings. Put the biscuits back in the oven to become totally dry and crisp. It will take 20-30 minutes depending on how much moisture is in the air.
Let the biscuits cool completely before sharing with your four-legged friend. These will keep for two weeks in an air tight container.
* You can use any type of meat drippings. Chicken, pork or beef of any kind will work just fine. I use bacon drippings when I make them since we always have a jar in the fridge.
Dog Biscuits aka Gus Snacks https://cookingandcussing.com/dog-biscuits/