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Homemade Dog Biscuits

Make some tasty treats for your favorite pooch.

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, 12 and up, Under 7
Approximate Cost: $10 to $100
Duration: Over an hour
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Physical Challenge:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Carob chips (optional; available at most health food stores)
  • Cookie cutters (optional; dog-theme ones available at some craft stores)
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet
Combine Dry Ingredients

Combine the flour, oatmeal, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

Add Wet Ingredients

Stir in the applesauce, honey, and water. Then knead until well mixed.

Roll and Cut Out Dough
  • Form dough into a soft ball. Spread it out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. (If it's too sticky, you can add more flour.)
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Or you can just gently tear the dough apart and form it into small bone-shaped pieces.
Bake Biscuits

Place dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. (Ask an adult for help.) Let cookies cool completely.

Add Carob Chips If Desired

If you want, you can have an adult melt some carob chips. Then use a toothpick or spoon to decorate the cookies.

  • CAUTION: Never feed chocolate to dogs. It can make them very sick. Carob is safe for dogs to eat—and most dogs love the taste!


Recipe by Michele Reyzer; Originally appeared in the August 2003 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.


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