1 cup milk
1/2 cup water or low sodium chicken stock or the water from canned tuna
6 tablespoons bacon fat, melted (save your bacon grease!)
4 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk, water, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Roll out dough to 1/4” thickness and cut out with a pizza cutter or cookie cutter of your desired size and shape. Regardless of your dog’s size, small is always good. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes for a softer cookie or 30 minutes for a crisper cookie. Cool on racks, then store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Freeze those that won’t be consumed in two weeks time to keep them nice and fresh.
Tip: You know what they say about too much of a good thing. Bacon fat, in smaller amounts, such as that in these cookies, adds a flavour dogs love. Too much—like a whole can of drippings—can cause pancreatitis and land your dog in the vet or worse. Remember, treats are just that, treats. Treat accordingly.
And This One, My Dogs Have To Fight Me For
Sweet Potato Goodness!!!
• Preheat oven to 250° F.
• Scrub the sweet potato or yam. No need to peel.
• Cut it into thin slices (the thinner the slice the shorter the cooking time) and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
• Bake in oven at 250° F for about 3 hours for slightly chewy treats or bake slightly longer to get them crunchy. Note: timing will vary according to the thickness of your slices; just keep an eye on them. Or, better yet, if you have a dehydrator, pop them in there instead of the oven.
Tip: Sweet potatoes are a source of dietary fiber and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese. Most dogs love the chewy sweetness of a delish dehydrated sweet potato treat. And you can rest easy knowing there’s no additives, preservatives or anything extraneous added.