Your Cocker Spaniel will love these delicious dog biscuit recipes! Apart from being fun to make, homemade dog treats are much more healthy and tastier than shop bought because you know and can control exactly what goes into them!
Yummy Homemade Dog Treats!
Our dog biscuit recipes are very easy and great fun to make, and who
knows, once you get started, you might remember just how much you used
to enjoy baking!
Max always seems to know when I'm baking biscuits for him.
sits in front of the oven, peering through the glass door, and watches them bake, and he won't budge until they're ready to come out!
The recipes that follow are some of his very favorite treats and we'd like to share them with you.
We hope you have lots of fun trying them.
I'm sure your Cocker Spaniel will find them as yummy as Max does, and if you have any of your own dog biscuit recipes that you'd like to share with us we'd love to hear from you!
Beef and Carrot Home Made Dog Treats
You can make these yummy dog treats in any shape you like. If you don't have a dog biscuit cutter you can roll them into balls or use the top of a small glass or jar to cut rounds.
2.3 cups (300 grams) sifted whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (65 grams) of powdered milk
1/2 cups (110 grams) of cooked ground beef
1 beef stock cube
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 medium sized grated carrot
1/4 cup (75 grams) of lard or butter
1 medium sized egg
1/2 cup (120 ml) cold water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/180 Degrees C/Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a couple of large baking trays.
Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the powdered milk and salt, and stir.
Crumble the beef stock cube into the bowl and stir again. (If it's not the crumbling sort, melt in a little boiling water).
Add the ground beef, grated carrot, lard or butter, and the egg and mix thoroughly.
Continue mixing while slowly adding the water to form a stiff dough.
Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured pastry board and roll until the dough is approximately 1/4 inch thick.
Cut into biscuit shapes using either a cookie cutter or a knife and place them onto the prepared baking trays and bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
This dog biscuit recipe makes around 60 treats using a 2 inch (5 cm) biscuit cutter.
If you want the cookies to harden, simply leave them in the oven until they cool.
you don't have any ground/minced beef to hand, simply crumble in an
extra beef stock cube. If you do use an extra stock cube, don't add the
salt because you won't need it.
usually freeze most of the biscuits in a zip-lock plastic freezer bag
and keep a week's worth of treats in another bag in the
If you decide to try this recipe please do let
me know how you get on, even better if you have any ideas for
improvement, simply click on the link below.
I've included this recipe as an alternative to the meaty biscuits -
just in case your Cocker's a vegetarian! Surprised? Well don't be, there
are many Cocker Spaniels on a vegetarian diet either because their owners are vegetarians or they have previously suffered allergies to meat.
Max and I think this is one of the best vegetarian home-made dog treats we've ever tried.
Tip:If you don't have any dog biscuit cutters,
you can always shape the dough by hand, or cut your desired shapes with a
knife - your Cocker won't mind if they're not perfect!
2-1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of dry milk powder
1/2 cup of vegetable or olive oil
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 vegetable stock cubes
3/4 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup of grated or finely chopped carrots
Preheat the oven to 300 F/150 C/Gas Mark 2.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Shape into a ball and roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
out shapes with a bone-shaped cookie cutter. If you don't have a cutter
you can use a knife to cut out your biscuit shapes.
Place onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
hope you enjoy trying at least one of our peanut butter treats and if you'd like to try more, (and I think you will or at least your Cocker Spaniel will)
why not try some of these scrumptious peanut butter dog biscuit recipes?