These doggies biscuits were the perfect craft for AV and her daddy. Cooking/Crafting in the name of our furry friends often is the best way to connect with a younger child. She enjoyed rolling the dough and cutting it into bone shapes, and was also excited to use Photoshop to design her label.
Daddy was a bit over-zealous on the cooking though, and they ended up having a large surplus. To that end, we are selling our overstock for charity! If you are interested, half our proceeds will go to the Troy, MI branch of PAWS, a non-profit which we recently volunteered for by helping build dog houses. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a small bag of treats ($3) for your fuzzy friend and support a great cause.
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to make your own:
Dog Biscuits Recipe
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 C Bacon grease, cooled but not solidified
- 1 C peanut butter
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 C flax seed
- 5 C flour
1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; slowly add cooled bacon grease.
2. Stir in peanut butter until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flax seed and flour. Slowly stir into liquid mixture until a soft dough forms.
4. Roll half of the dough onto a floured surface. Using a cookie cutter, cut biscuits and place on a baking sheet, approximately 2″ apart.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Fun Dog Facts
Here are some facts to discuss when your children while you’re making these treats for your furry friends:
- Dogs are omnivorous. This means that they must eat both meat and plants (which would be vegetables and/or fruits).
- They cannot eat the cores of apples, but they can eat apple slices.
- They also should not eat raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate or garlic because it can make them sick.
- Have you ever seen a dog turn around 3 times before they go to sleep? This is because long ago, wild dogs (which were their ancestors) did this to cause grasses to be patted down to the ground before they slept on them. Today’s dog still have this instinct inside of them.
- Dogs CAN see colors – It is similar to how we see color just at sunset time.
- Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.