December 20, 2009

Holiday Cookies

Don't leave your dog out when baking your holiday cookies this year!

Here is a simple recipe:

1 lb. beef, venison or commercial raw dog food
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups oat flour (don't use wheat or white as many dogs are allergic to wheat and cannot digest it)
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup water (if using commercial raw...lessen the water a little)

1. In a blender or food processor, combine beef & beaten eggs until well blended and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour & rolled oats. Gradually mix in beef mixture with your hands, until well blended.
3. Add water and stir to form a sticky dough
4. Divide dough into 2 balls, so it is easy to work with
5. Knead each dough ball on a well floured surface, about 2 minutes, adding flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
6. With a rolling pin, roll dough to between 1/4" and 1/2" thickness.
7. Cut with cookie cutter and place on lightly grease baking sheet.
8. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
9. Cool on a rack and store, at room temp, in a container with a loose-fitting lid.

As with all treats...give sparingly as to not encourage your dog to gain unnecessary weight.

Enjoy!

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