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Homemade Dog Biscuits
Make some tasty treats for your favorite pooch.
  • 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
Step 1
Combine Dry Ingredients

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

Step 2
Add Wet Ingredients

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

Step 3
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.
Step 4
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.

Step 5
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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