Buddy Biscuits for Dogs

Whip up a batch of this simple dough in the food processor and a couple hours later, you have a sweet, breath-freshening gift your beloved Buddy or your hound-loving pals. This is a fun activity for kids.


Buddy Beds Biscuits- Homemade Treats for Dogs

 

 

Buddy Biscuits

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup dry nutritional yeast (get it in the supplements department at a natural grocer like Wild Oats or Whole Foods)
1-1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 cup parsley sprigs, gently packed
1/2 cup peanut butter, preferably unsalted
1 egg
1 cup water

Directions
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Whirl the oats, flour, garlic powder and parsley in a food processor until finely ground. Add the peanut butter and process until combined. Add the egg and water and process until the dough forms a firm ball that spins around the blade. Turn the dough out onto a board and knead briefly. Pinch off a piece of dough (a size corresponding to the size of your Buddy) and roll it into a cylinder. Use your fingers to form it into a bone shape, pressing a fingertip into each end to create 'sockets". Or simply use a cookie cutter in a bone shape or other dog appropriate shape. Arrange the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for about 2 hours, or until they are lightly browned and quite dry. Cool and store in an airtight container, out of paw's reach.

Depending on the size of treat you shape, expect to make 2-4 dozen biscuits.


Thanks to Jerry Traunfeld, chef at the Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Washington. He would like to think these treats appeal to his pooches because they're healthy, but admits it probably has more to do with the peanut butter.

Thanks to Dana Coffield at the Denver Post.