Delicious Dog Biscuit Recipes!

Your Cocker Spaniel will love these delicious dog biscuit recipes! As well as 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 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.

A selection of dog biscuits in a white tea towel.Tasty Dog Treats

He 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 favourite treats, and we'd like to share them with you.

I'm sure your Cocker Spaniel will find them as yummy as Max does, and I hope you have fun trying them. Enjoy!

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.

If you don't have minced beef, you could crumble in an extra beef stock cube. If you decide to use an additional stock cube, don't add the salt because you won't need it.

Ingredients:

  • 300 gm sifted whole wheat flour
  • 65 gm powdered milk
  • 110 gm cooked minced beef
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 medium sized grated carrot
  • 75 gm lard or butter
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 120 ml cold water

Instructions for beef and carrot homemade dog treats:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4) and lightly grease two 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. 

  • Add the minced 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 until it's about 1/4 inch thick.

  • Using your favourite cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and place them onto the prepared baking trays and bake in the oven for 25 to 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.

I usually freeze most of the biscuits in a zip-lock plastic freezer bag and keep a week's worth of treats in another container in the refrigerator.

Honeyed Chicken Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 120 ml lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp of dried parsley)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 120 ml chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 700 gm whole wheat flour
A batch of homemade dog treats in a white bowl, and two bone-shaped treats with pastry cutter on a chopping board.Dog biscuit recipes your dog will love you for!

Instructions for Honeyed Chicken Treats:

  • Place the warm water and yeast into a mixing bowl until it's dissolved.
  • Add the minced garlic, chicken stock, honey, egg and parsley, and mix.
  • Gradually add the flour and mix thoroughly. If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Place the dough onto a lightly floured worktop and knead for 5 minutes until pliable.
  • Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (6mm).
  • Using a small biscuit cutter or dog cookie cutter, make your biscuits. If you don't have a shaped cutter, a knife will do the job for you; simply cut out the desired shape.
  • Place them onto a non-stick baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Turn each biscuit over and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Switch off the oven and allow the biscuits to cool and harden overnight.

Savoury Oat Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm whole wheat flour
  • 170 gm oats
  • 250 ml milk
  • 250 ml hot water
  • 2 beef or chicken stock cubes
  • 225 gm lard or beef fat

Our dog biscuit recipes are very easy to make and your Cocker will love them - why not try them and see!Tasty homemade dog biscuits!

Instructions for Savoury Oat Homemade Dog Treats:

  • Preheat the oven to 150 C (300 F/Gas Mark 2).

  • Dissolve the stock cubes in hot water.

  • Add the milk and the lard or meat drippings and whisk.

  • Mix the oatmeal into the whole wheat flour.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the oatmeal and flour mixture and mix well.

  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

  • Cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter or dog biscuit cutter.

  • Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes.

  • Turn off the heat and leave the biscuits in the oven overnight to harden.

Home-made treats not only taste delicious to your pet but, because you've made them yourself, you know exactly what goes into them!

Crispy Bacon Bites

These are one of Max's favourites, he just loves crispy bacon!

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of crumbled, crispy bacon

  • 4 beaten eggs

  • 30 gm bacon fat or lard

  • 250 ml water

  • 60 gm non or low-fat powdered milk

  • 250 gm gram flour

  • 160 gm wheat germ

  • 80 gm cornmeal
Fish-shaped dog biscuits stacked on a cooling rack.Fish-shaped doggie biscuits!

Instructions for Crispy Bacon Bites:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • Add all ingredients into a food blender and mix thoroughly. 

  • Drop tablespoon sized portions of the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet.

  • Place on the middle shelf in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Switch off the oven and leave the biscuits overnight to dry out and harden.

5 Gourmet Dog Biscuit Recipes 

Your Cocker Spaniel will simply love our delicious dog treat recipes!

Our gourmet dog biscuits with liver are the ultimate in homemade dog treats; a tempting blend of liver, eggs, oats and tasty meaty stock - yum!

Happy baking...and enjoy!

A bone shaped dog biscuit with a candle in it, being watched by a hungry dog.Happy birthday to me!

Gourmet Dog Biscuits with Liver

Ingredients:

  • 450 gm of raw liver
  • 680 gm white flour
  • 250 gm oats
  • 3 stock cubes (chicken, lamb or beef flavoured)
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs

Instructions for Gourmet Dog Biscuit Recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • Chop the liver into very small pieces.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and oats, eggs, and chopped liver.

  • Crumble the stock cubes into the mixture. If they don't crumble well, dissolve them in the water from the recipe.

  • Add enough water to make a firm dough. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle a little flour over it.

  • Roll out onto a lightly floured worktop or board to a thickness of 1/4 inch.

  • Using your favourite doggie cutter, cut out the shapes and place onto a non-stick backing sheet (you'll probably need more than one) and place in the oven for between 45 and 60 minutes.

Your dog will love you (even more) for trying some of our gourmet dog biscuit recipes from our tasty selection below, especially the cheesy dog biscuits!

Gourmet Dog Biscuit for your Best Friend

What makes a gourmet dog biscuit special? 

Well, I believe it's the love and care you put into baking these cookies that makes them special...and perhaps a cherry on top, or at least a couple of doggie chocolate drops!

Bacon swirls doggie biscuits, lots of them.Homemade dog biscuits, you know what's in them!

Ingredients:

  • 375 gm whole wheat flour
  • 375 gm white flour
  • 160 gm cracked wheat or oatmeal
  • 125 gm cornmeal
  • 66 gm powdered milk
  • 700 ml beef or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of brewer's yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of milk for brushing the biscuits

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cracked wheat or oatmeal, milk powder, garlic powder, brewer's yeast and mix thoroughly.

  • Pour in half of the stock and mix well. 

  • Gradually add the remaining stock until your mixture resembles a stiff dough.

  • Knead the dough for 3 minutes before rolling out onto a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness (0.625 cm).

  • Cut out your bone shapes with a dog biscuit cutter and place on a non-stick baking tray, brush with milk.

  • Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.

Allow the biscuits to cool on a large wire rack.

Gourmet Dog Biscuit Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 60 gm powdered milk
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 375 gm flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt or garlic powder, or 1 small, crushed, garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 250 ml water
  • 6 tablespoons of gravy or stock
  • 1 jar of meat-based baby food

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  • Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured board to 1/4.

  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them onto a non-stick baking tray.

  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Leave the biscuits in the oven and as they cool, they'll become hard and crunchy, just the way your Cocker Spaniel enjoys them!

Crunchy Chicken & Corn Home Made Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm flour
  • 240 gm whole wheat flour
  • 120 gm rye flour
  • 250 gm cornmeal
  • 200 gm bulgur wheat
  • 60 gm low-fat powdered milk
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 pint of warmed chicken stock
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
A close up of some homemade, bone-shaped dog biscuits.Tasty bone-shaped dog biscuits

Instructions for gourmet dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 150C (300 F/Gas Mark 02).

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, cornmeal, cracked wheat, salt and powdered milk.

  • Pour the warm chicken stock into the bowl and then add the yeast.

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly until you have a stiff dough.

  • Knead the dough for 3 minutes and then turn it out onto a lightly floured board and roll to a thickness of 1/4 inch (0.625 cm).

  • Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the desired shapes.

  • Place the biscuit shapes onto a non-stick baking sheet.

  • Add the milk to the beaten egg and brush onto each biscuit.

  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and leave the biscuits in the oven overnight to harden.

Gourmet Dog Biscuit Recipes: Cheesy Bites!

Ingredients:

  • 175 gm whole wheat flour
  • 45 gm oats 
  • 20 gm bran or wheat germ 
  • 1 packet dried yeast
  • 60 gm grated cheese (any hard cheese will be fine) 
  • 1 medium-sized egg (fresh free range eggs are best)
  • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • 125 ml vegetable or chicken stock (a stock cube works fine)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas Mark 4.

  • Take a large bowl and add the whole wheat flour, oats, bran/wheat germ, yeast and grated cheese. Mix together well.

  • Beat the egg, oil and stock into a medium-sized bowl.

  • Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and blend together with love until you have a firm dough. If the dough is wet, add a little more flour to stiffen it.

  • Sprinkle some flour onto a board and roll out the dough to around 1/4 inch thickness (0.625 cm).

  • Using a bone shaped-cookie cutter, cut out your gourmet dog biscuits.

  • Place the biscuits on a greased baking tray and bake for around 30 minutes. Check them after 25 minutes to see if they're okay. If you need to leave them in for another five minutes (35 minutes) to brown them off, it won't hurt.

  • When they're a lovely golden brown, switch off the oven and leave them to cool. This will help to make them lovely and crispy, just the way your dog loves them!

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Tasty homemade dog biscuits are fun and easy to make and you can be sure that what you're putting into your pet's cookies is wholesome and nutritional with no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. Try our delicious dog biscuit recipes today and you'll have your Cocker eating out of your hand! 

Read on to discover 7 easy ways to feed love to your Cocker Spaniel!

Peanut Butter and Bacon Crunchies

This is one of the tastiest dog biscuits we've ever made!

My Cocker simply loves them. He now recognizes the tempting aroma when they're baking in the oven and won't leave the kitchen until they're ready.

Ingredients:

  • 255 gm peanut butter (smooth with reduced sugar and salt if possible)
  • 244 gm whole wheat flour
  • 30g rolled oats
  • 180 ml non-fat or semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 3 medium strips of cooked, crisped bacon, chopped.

Instructions: 

  • Preheat your oven to 160 C (320 degrees F/Gas Mark 3).

  • Mix the peanut butter, egg and milk together in a large bowl. You might need to use a whisk to remove the lumps and help form a smooth paste.

  • Combine all the dry ingredients (oats, baking soda, and flour) and sift into the peanut butter mixture, then add the bacon bits and stir until it begins to stick together, forming a dough. It might be easier to use your hands at this stage to knead it into a firm dough.

  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the depth of a coin (about 1/4") and cut into desired shapes. I have a cute bone shaped cutter that I use, but you could simply cut it into squares if you wish.

  • Arrange the shapes onto baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and check the undersides, they should be lightly browned. 

Leave to cool in the oven or on a cooling rack, before storing them in the refrigerator for up to 6/7 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months.

Salmon Crackers 

These homemade dog biscuits are a particular favourite of Max's because he loves fish, and especially salmon!

As well as the obvious benefits of home made dog treats, the salmon in this recipe provide added nutritional benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.

You can easily adapt this recipe by adding or substituting other ingredients according to your dog's individual taste. If your dog loves cheese, why not grate some and add a small handful to the mix?

Ingredients:

  • 1 standard tin of salmon with bones, liquid and skin
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 125 gm whole wheat flour
  • 125 gm unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil 

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).
  • Mash the salmon to a pulp and add the oil and beaten egg.
  • Add the flour and combine into a workable dough, then roll it out onto a floured surface to the desired thickness and cut into bite-size pieces or use a cookie cutter.
  • Place cookies on non-stick or parchment covered baking tray and cook for 20 minutes, then cool completely.

These tasty dog treats should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or may be frozen.

Tip: You can substitute the salmon for mackerel or sardines or any other oily fish.

Savoury Peanut Butter Treats

Peanut butter is a high value reward for just about any dog and is ranked as one of the top ten best dog foods. The next two homemade dog biscuit recipes are incredibly easy to make.

One is savoury, the other is more of a sweet cookie (you might even be tempted to ask your pet to share them with you).

Ingredients:

  • 125 gm flour
  • 120 gm peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 125 ml low sodium beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • Cream the peanut butter and stock together, carefully.

  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder, then gradually add the flour to peanut butter mixture until you have a stiff dough, add a little more flour if it's necessary.

  • Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch on a floured surface, then use cookie cutters or a knife to cut into desired shapes.

  • Bake for 20 minutes (longer for crunchier cookies) on an un-greased cookie sheet.

Cool completely before serving, and store in an air tight container to keep them fresh. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months, although they never last that long in our house!

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes: Peanut Butter Balls!

These crunchy peanut bites are one of our favourite dog biscuit recipes. My cocker spaniel goes mad for them!

Ingredients:

  • 200 gm peanut butter;
  • 3 large eggs;
  • 140 gm molasses;
  • 325 gm whole wheat flour (or unbleached white);
  • 150 gm oatmeal;
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F/Gas Mark 5).

  • Lightly oil a mixing bowl and then add the first three ingredients: peanut butter, eggs and molasses and mix slowly and carefully until it goes creamy.

  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, oatmeal and baking powder.

  • Add dry ingredients gradually to peanut butter mixture and stir (if you're using a blender, mix at medium speed) until well blended into a firm dough.

  • Roll into small bite-sized balls.

  • Bake for around 12 - 15 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown.

This is perhaps one of the easiest and quickest homemade dog biscuit recipes so far and I know your Cocker Spaniel will love them!

Homemade Dog Biscuits Made With Baby Food?

Yes, that's right. But hey, as the saying goes, don't knock it until you've tried it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small jar of liver or beef baby food
  • 20 gm wheat germ
  • 40 gm non-fat milk powder

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.

  • Drop the mixture, a teaspoon at a time, onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

  • Cool and store in the refrigerator.

These homemade dog biscuits are great for kids to make (under supervision of course) because the recipe is so simple and they can see the results of their handy-work in minutes!

Oat and Honey Dog Biscuit Treat

Yet another tasty treat you'll be tempted to share with your pooch!

Ingredients:

  • 90 gm oatmeal
  • 175 gm whole wheat flour
  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • 8 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  • Mix the flour, cinnamon and oatmeal together in a large bowl and set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk the honey and water together. Make a well in the centre of the flour and and slowly mix the honey and water in with dry ingredients until you have a stiff dough. You can add more flour if you think it's necessary.

  • Roll out, about 1/2 inch thick, on a floured surface, then cut into shapes and place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are lightly browned.

Cool completely on racks and store in airtight containers.

Great tasting dog biscuits don't have to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive.

Good, wholesome ingredients and a sprinkling of love make for good, wholesome treats for your cocker spaniel.

Veggie Dog Biscuit Recipes!

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.

Ingredients:

  • 375 gm flour
  • 90 gm dry milk powder
  • 125 ml vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 185 ml boiling water (approximately)
  • 45 gm grated or finely chopped carrots
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 150 C (300 F/Gas Mark 2).

  • Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Add the wet ingredients and mix, then add the carrot.

  • Shape into a ball and roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.

  • Cut out shapes and place onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Healthy Dog Biscuit Recipes!

Our great selection of healthy dog biscuit recipes will help you to create mouth-watering (or in this case, muzzle-watering) home-made dog treats that are not only delicious, but full of natural goodness.

Unlike many shop-bought biscuits and treats, these recipes don't have artificial colours or preservatives, good news for all!

Liver & Oatmeal Crunch

Ingredients:

  • 225 gm whole wheat flour
  • 65 gm oatmeal
  • 80 gm cornmeal
  • 200 gm chopped raw liver
  • 2 tablespoons of brewer's yeast powder
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered milk
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of wheat germ oil (bacon fat may be substituted)
  • 1 beef or chicken stock cube
  • 125 ml water

Instructions for following healthy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 C (325 F/Gas Mark 3).

  • In a large bowl or in the food processor, combine the flour, oatmeal, cornmeal, brewer's yeast, and powdered milk.

  • Crumble the stock cube and add to the dry ingredients.

  • Stir in the eggs, oil, and water and mix thoroughly to form a stiff dough.

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured pastry board and roll to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness.

  • Cut into the desired shapes (bone-shaped, stars, squares) with a small knife, or use a 'dog bone' cookie cutter.

  • Place the biscuits on a non-stick or lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes until golden brown.

Cool the dog biscuits on a cooling rack or leave in the oven to cool and harden overnight.

Healthy dog biscuit recipes are so easy to make and so much better for your dog's health than most shop-bought!

Our 'Liver and Oatmeal Crunch' is a particular favourite of Max's, and many of his doggie buddies.

You can substitute raw liver for liver powder (1/4 cup) which can be bought at most natural food or health shops, but personally, I think there's nothing better than the real stuff!

Why not try baking a batch for your Cocker Spaniel and watch that tail wag with appreciation?

Chicken and Parsley Healthy Dog Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of dry yeast
  • 125 ml warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon of dried parsley)
  • 350 ml chicken broth or stock
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 95 gm whole wheat flour

Instructions for making healthy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4).

  • Add the yeast to a large bowl and then add warm water. The yeast will begin to dissolve, causing the mixture to foam.

  • Add the chicken stock, honey, parsley, and the egg to the yeast and mix well.

  • Add wheat flour to the mixture, gradually, to make a stiff dough.

  • Place on a lightly floured board and knead until it forms a smooth, pliable ball.

  • Roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch in thickness.

  • Cut into shapes and carefully place the biscuits onto a non-stick baking sheet.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes before turning the biscuits over and cooking them for a further 15 minutes.

  • Turn off the oven and leave the biscuits to cool over night.

Honeyed Chicken Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 60 ml warm water
  • 1 large egg
  • 350 ml chicken stock or broth
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 375 gm whole wheat flour
  • 200 gm bulgur wheat

Instructions for baking healthy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat oven to 165 C (325 F/Gas Mark 3).

  • In a large bowl combine the yeast and warm water; the yeast will dissolve and the mixture will begin to foam.

  • Add the egg, chicken stock, and honey to the mixture and blend.

  • Add the flower and cracked wheat and mix well until you have a firm dough. 

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until it's silky and manageable.

  • Roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick.

  • Cut out your desired shapes using either a biscuit cutter or a knife and place the biscuit bones onto a non-stick baking sheet.

  • Bake the biscuits in the oven for approximately 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and leave them to cool in the oven overnight to harden.

Home made dog biscuits are so simple to make and yet so tasty - they make great training treats for your dog!

Healthy Flea-Fighting Dog Biscuits

Although it's advisable to avoid too much garlic in your Cocker Spaniel's diet, small amounts of garlic can be good for him and may also help to deter fleas from taking up residence in his coat!

Ingredients:

  • 225 gm whole wheat flour
  • 40 gm wheat germ
  • 1 packet brewer’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 500 ml chicken stock or broth

Instructions for baking healthy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F/Gas Mark 6).

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients - the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, yeast and salt.

  • Blend the oil and garlic together and add to the dry mixture.

  • Add the stock and mix ingredients thoroughly until you have a slightly sticky dough.

  • Knead the dough and roll into a ball. You may need to add a little flour to the mixture if it's too sticky.

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and roll out until the dough is approximately 1/4 inch thick.

  • Cut into desired shapes with a knife or a biscuit cutter and place on a non-stick baking tray.

  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Turn off the oven and allow the biscuits to cool and harden overnight.

The number of treats the above healthy dog biscuit recipes produce may vary depending on how thinly you roll out your dough and the size of cutter or shape used.

The only way you can be certain that your dog's treats don't contain unwanted ingredients, such as artificial colours and preservatives, is to make them yourself using our nutritious healthy dog biscuit recipes.

All of the ingredients used in these healthy dog biscuits are full of natural goodness so, go on, treat your dog now!

Easy Dog Biscuit Recipes

Time is precious, especially when you've a family, so I've added some quick and easy recipes just for you (and your dog)!

You'll find tasty treats such as Chicken and Parsley Bites, Savoury Oatmeal, Liver Crunch (our Cocker's favourite!) Chicken and Sunflower Biscuits, and Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats (another all-time favourite)!

Chicken & Parsley Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of dry yeast
  • 125 ml warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon of dried parsley)
  • small handful of cooked, chopped chicken - optional
  • 350 ml chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons of runny honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 95 gm whole wheat flour

Instructions for easy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4);
  • Add the yeast to a large bowl and pour over the warm water. The yeast will begin to dissolve causing the mixture to foam;

  • Add the chicken stock, honey, parsley, and the egg to the yeast and mix well;

  • Add wheat flour to the mixture, just enough to make the mixture stiff (a few tablespoons at a time);

  • If the mixture becomes too wet, simply add a little more flour;

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until it forms a smooth, pliable doughy ball;

  • Roll the dough out until it is 1/4 inch in thickness;

  • Cut into nice shapes and place the biscuits onto a non-stick baking sheet;

  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes before turning each biscuit over and allowing them to cook for a further 15 minutes;

Switch off the oven and leave the biscuits to cool overnight.

The number of dog biscuits these recipes produce may vary depending upon the size of cutter or shape used.

Savoury Oatmeal Dog Biscuit Treat

Ingredients:

  • 3 jars of baby food (any meaty flavour)
  • 30 gm dried milk
  • 20 gm ready-made oatmeal breakfast cereal

This is such a quick and easy dog biscuit recipe so your dog can look forward to his tasty treats within minutes!

Instructions for easy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Combine the ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly;
  • Knead the dough for about 5 minutes (10 if you have the time);
  • Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into small balls;
  • Place the dough balls onto a microwaveable plate;
  • Lightly flatten each ball with the tines of a fork;
  • Cook in the microwave for 3-1/2 to 4 minutes on high power;

Place the dog biscuits on a wire rack and allow to cool;

Store in a refrigerator for 7 - 10 days.

Liver Crunch Dog Biscuit Treats

My Cocker Spaniel, Max, thinks this is one of the tastiest home made dog treats around!

Ingredients:

  • 125 gm flour
  • 160 gm cornmeal
  • 40 gm wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 pound raw liver (any kind of liver will do - lamb, beef, chicken, etc)

Instructions for easy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4);

  • Place the liver into a processor and blend to a paste or chop very finely;

  • Add the remaining ingredients; flour, cornmeal, wheat germ and garlic powder and mix thoroughly;

  • Using a teaspoon, spoon drops of the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet;

  • Slightly flatten each morsel using the back of a tablespoon dipped in water and a little cornmeal;

  • Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes;

Allow the biscuits to cool in the oven and place in a airtight container.

Chicken & Sunflower Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 240 gm whole wheat flour
  • 100 gm cornmeal
  • 60 gm shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive)
  • 120 ml chicken stock
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs (reserve a little to brush the biscuits)
  • 60 ml milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F/Gas Mark 4);

  • Combine the flour, cornmeal and sunflower seeds;

  • Add the chicken stock, oil, milk and most of the beaten egg (don't forget to reserve a little to brush the biscuits); 

  • Blend thoroughly, then allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes;

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch;

  • Form your cookies using a biscuit cutter and place onto a greased baking tray.

  • Brush with the remaining beaten egg mixture and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown;

Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and allow to cool.

Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats

Ingredients:

  • 220 gm whole wheat flour
  • 100 gm grated cheddar cheese
  • 110 gm butter (you could substitute margarine if you prefer)
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of milk

Instructions for easy dog biscuit recipes:

  • Place the grated cheese and butter into a large mixing bowl and allow to come up to room temperature;

  • Next, add the garlic and flour and blend thoroughly;

  • Add the milk to the mixture to form a dough ball;

  • Place the bowl into the refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes;

  • Preheat the oven to 190 C (375 F/Gas Mark 5);

  • Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 1/4 inch;

  • Cut out your biscuits into the shapes you want;

  • Place the biscuits onto a non-stick baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

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!

Savoury Crunch: Delicious Home Made Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 330 gm all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 350 gm rolled oats
  • 85 gm toasted wheat germ
  • 225 gm brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 225 gm butter, cut into small pieces
  • 230 gm water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs such as flat-leaf parsley or mint
  • 85 gm grated cheese
  • 1 large egg

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 degrees F/Gas Mark 4).

  • Grease two large baking sheets;

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together: flour, oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder and salt;

  • Tip in the butter and mix lightly until it looks like crumble mixture;

  • Sprinkle in your herbs and lightly mix;

  • Pour in 1 cup of water and mix until you have a dough;

  • Lightly flour your working surface and knead the dough;

  • Cut the dough into three pieces. Put two in the fridge to keep cool while you roll out the first piece to around 1/3" thick;

  • Cut out as many biscuits as you can and place on a greased baking sheet;

  • Repeat the procedure with the other two balls of dough;

  • Mix the egg with the water and whisk, before brushing onto each biscuit.

  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, checking them as you go. They should be a nice golden brown.

When the time is up, switch off the oven and allow to cool.

Tip: If you don't own non-stick bake-wear, you could use a lightly buttered piece of foil .

Tips For Making Our Tasty Dog Biscuit Recipes

  • Before you begin, I recommend you measure out all your ingredients - be organized!
  • Always preheat the oven before you start your preparation for your dog biscuit recipes.
  • If there are any scraps of dough left over after cutting out the biscuit shapes, gather them up, roll out again, and cut more biscuits!
Homemade dog biscuits stacked on a cooling rack.Yum yum!
  • When the biscuits are cooked, switch off the oven and leave them inside overnight to cool. This will help to make the doggie treats crispy and crunchy - they'll also keep longer too!
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crunchy.
  • Refrigerating the biscuits will help them to stay fresh longer.
  • Home made dog treats can also be frozen and may be kept for up to 6 months.
  • The number of treats our dog biscuit recipes make will vary, depending on how thickly or thinly you roll your dough and the size you cut your biscuits.

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