In honour of Ruby’s first birthday, Cait and I got together and concocted some fabulous dog biscuits for her and Gren. Being a corgi and therefore very food-obsessed and prone to obesity, Gren only took home a few to try, but they were still enjoyed by all. I even had one, as I won’t feed my dog anything I wouldn’t eat myself.
Fortunately, we were able to easily find a dog treat recipe online that conformed to our philosophy of feeding our dogs biologically appropriate food. That means most definitely no corn, no wheat, and no soy, and none of those other things that people seem to think dogs need, like salt, sugar, and artificial flavours or colours. This recipe from Sandra over at dog-nutrition-naturally.com totally fit the bill and was easy to do. We tripled the recipe so that there would be plenty of birthday treats for everyone.
Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly brush a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
Bake for about an hour. The cookie will shrink and pull away from the sides. Now you can score the cookie into smaller pieces, or use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. A pizza cutter is handy about now too.
Reduce the oven heat to 250°F and pop the cookies back into the oven for another hour or so to dry out. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.