How To Make Dog Treats
It's easier than you think, so let's get started!
Crunchy and All Natural Homemade Dog Treats
Quickly learn how to make dog treats from basic chews to fancy dog cookies here. Once you learn the shortcuts on how to make dog treats, our doggie cookie jars will never run dry!
The Dog Cookie Recipe Basics
Have some fun with the dog cookie recipes. It's really not much more effort to make decorated dog treats, as it is to make plain dog cookies.
Decorated dog treats are the fun way to serve up homemade dog treats. The basic equipment you will need to get started is...
- Mixing bowl and spoon to mix the recipe.
- Cookie sheet or baking pan.
- Optional: parchment paper, for easy clean up.
Set aside about 20 minutes to get your ingredients together and pre-heat your oven to the proper temperature as suggested on each homemade dog treat recipe.
Ingredient Know How
There may come a day when you don't have the exact ingredient called for on a specific recipe. In lieu of taking us for a walk to the local store (save our walk time for when the dog cookie recipes are done!) it's OK to sometimes substitute other ingredients out.
We understand that you are learning how to make dog treats... we'll eat the spoils!
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Out of baking powder, broth or coconut oil? No worries! Here are some ingredients that will work in a pinch…
1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar is equal to 1 teaspoon of commercial baking powder.
Oils that are dog safe…
Vegetable oil, coconut oil, olive oil, butter (try to avoid margarine),
1 bouillon cube plus one cup of water is equal to one cup of broth. Note: Be certain that the broth you use is onion free.
Most any flour is safe for baking dog treats and cookies. It's rare that any dog will have wheat allergies. The dog food allergies that are associated with wheat come from pet foods that were manufactured with moldy flours - not specifically the wheat itself.
White flour can be used in place of wheat or rice flours. You may want to try barley or rye flour as they are typically less refined.
Now, Make Your Own Dog Treats
Once you see how simple making our doggie treats can be, there is no excuse for our empty cookie jar. If you want to get fancy for us, (know that plain dog cookies are just fine) we won't make a ruckus.
We know that you need to get out your creative side - and since you don't hunt for flies like we do, us doggies will accept that you want to decorate our dog cookies for us (thank you!).
Ideas For Decorated Dog Treats - How To Make Dog Treats Special
A simple dip in dog-safe carob glaze, like the one featured on this dog cookie recipe, (never serve your dog chocolate, because chocolate is toxic to us dogs!) makes for an appealing looking dog cookie.
Another idea to decorate a plain dog treat is to drizzle the same dog safe carob glaze in a random pattern over the tops of our decorated dog treats, or sprinkle with nuts. We LOVE nuts! Chop up some peanuts and sprinkle them over our treats and watch our eyes glaze over.
For most doggie treats, I like to use a silicon baking pan, like this one from Amazon, because it's fun - and makes clean up a breeze!
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