Birthday Bones Recipe
These cookies are great for your favorite furry friend. Every dog I have given these to loves them. It is nice to use doggie type cookie cutters, like bones or fire hydrants.
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BEWARE! If your dog has any sensitivities to food this is not the recipe for them. My lab had a horrible allergic reaction to this recipe. Turns out, as some raters have already suggested - milk is not good for dogs. If you use this recipe don't use the milk!! I was also told to remove the baking powder as an extra precaution.
GAVE THESE TREATS TO MY GRANDPUPPIES FOR XMAS. THEY NOW REFUSE THEIR OLD TREATS. GREAT RECIPE. THE DOUGH IS GREAT TO WORK WITH-EVEN AFTER THIRD ROLLING.
I have 3 dogs, one of whom is allergic to beef, and one of whom is allergic to chicken and has skin senstivity, so corn is BAD.... I have searched high and low for the perfect treat, and this one is approved by my hubby and all three of the girls:) I DID make some changes, for their health and to make them easier for my purpose (training cookies)... 1) made 1/2 batch... needed little cookies, so 1/2 made 500 little cookies. 2)used all-purpose flour (all I had), upped to 1 cup peanut butter, changed milk to water, added a squirt of honey, 1/4 cup oatmeal, and 1/2 cup parsley, and then... 3) kneaded it a little with my hands, grabbed a nice handful, rolled it into a big ball, then into a "snake" (long, thin cylindrical shape), then pinched off little bits, rolled them into little tiny balls (about 1/2 to 1 inch), then criss-cross forked them like little peanut butter cookies. On a pizza pan, it was 100 little bitty peanut butter cookies per batch...hee. Long story short, the girls figured out Mommy was mak
I've looked at several recipes for dog bones/cookies. This one was easy and healthy. Per comment suggestion, I used water instead of milk (as many dogs can be allergic to milk). Also, per suggestions, I added 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 cup of parsley (for breath), which I think was a bit too much. Next time I will only use 1/4 cup of parsley. As for the flour, we used 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat flour. We used cookie cutters and cut them to thickness of a sugar cookie. My dog absolutely loves these cookies. We shared with other dogs, who loved them as well. Excellent:-)
My doggies loved these cookies. They were easy to make and I bought a schnauzer, dog bone, and fire hydrant shaped cookie cutters to make them extra special.
It might be because I'm at high altitude, but the batter was dry, and the bones ended up getting cracked in the oven. It needed more peanut butter and milk for a little moisture. Also, the temperature of the oven was way off. Now that I'm reading the other reviews, I see I'm not the only one with this problem. The bottoms turned brown after about 12 minutes but before the insides and tops were done. I had to lower the temperature and flip the bones so they could finish without burning. The oven almost needs to be set at about 300 or 325 degrees and just let them bake a lot longer.