Hi! I’m ilene from Come on, ilene! I like to say that I’m a web designer by day and a dreamer by night. I started my blog after my wedding as an outlet for all my creative energies and to document all the random projects I’m working on. I’m honored to be guest posting today! Check out Come on, ilene for more baking, sewing, woodworking, wedding and craft ideas! I hope you will find something that will inspire you!
I recently made a whole bunch of dog treats and sent them to my furry friends around the country. My sister just got a Shiba Inu so I wanted to send some yummy treats to welcome sweet Bailey into our family. I searched the internet for recipes and found lots of recipes that used ingredients like bacon and cheese. I didn’t want to run to the grocery store so I came up with this recipe with what I had in my pantry. Bailey LOVED the treats! My sister said he’s a pretty picky eater and likes these better than the store bought ones!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup boiling beef broth
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 peanut butter
- 1 egg, beaten (or 2 eggs to make treats softer for older dogs)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
Combine rolled oats, margarine/butter, and boiling beef broth in a large bowl. Let stand and soften for 10 minutes. Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, peanut butter, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough comes together. Knead dough together so that it looks like this:
Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness:
Cut out shapes with cookie cutter. I had a hard time finding a bone shape cutter and almost made my own cookie cutter but then I randomly saw this 4″bone cutter at AC Moore:
I cut some smaller shapes using mini cutters for smaller dogs:
Place on cookie sheet. They don’t spread apart so you can fit a lot on a sheet:
Bake 35 to 45 minutes at 325 degrees, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool:
All packaged up and ready to mail to my friends who love the happy pooch in their lives!