Ironically not only is today National Dog Day but it is also Chloe’s 2nd Birthday. What a great reason to celebrate and make healthy and inexpensive homemade dog treats. Instead of a dog cake, we decided to make dog treats. If you don’t have a dog, this is a quick and easy dog recipe you can donate to your local Humane Society. How will you celebrate National Dog Day? You are sure to find a sweet dog that needs adopting or some yummy homemade treats at the Humane Society.
Before you head over to your local Humane Society or SPCA be sure and call first and ask if they will accept homemade treats. This is a simple dog treat recipe that the children can help with. With only Whole Wheat Flour (use rice flour if your dog has wheat allergies), cornmeal , one egg and oil. If you want to add some extra flavor you can add some peanut butter to the batter. (All natural is the best choice.)
This recipe is as simple as mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
Roll them in small balls. I used a small ice cream scoop to make this easier.
Slightly flatten each ball using a fork, similar to traditional peanut butter cookies.
This dough is pretty thick so you can roll it out and cookie cutters for fun shapes.
Since we are celebrating Chloe’s birthday today we made some dog bones and a large flour.
Using a knife or a 1/8 tsp measuring spoon you can etch words into the cookies.
Chloe was drooling waiting to try these treats.
Package them in an airtight container once the dog treats are completely cooled.
You can decorate an inexpensive plastic container to deliver to your local humane society.
For a peanut butter dog recipe, check out my previous post on Dog treats.
How will you celebrate National Dog Day? How about a trip to the humane society and some homemade dog treat?
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
- . Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or use a silpat mat.
- 2. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, cornmeal and salt. Mix in the oil, egg and water to make a soft dough that is not too sticky. You may add more flour if needed. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork in a criss corss pattern
- 3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned and firm. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
- You can also roll out this dough and make make cut out cookies.