Thursday, May 5, 2011

.Homemade Dog treats.

So it's my girl, Bella's, Birthday today, and since I'm such a bad mommy for leaving to Montreal on her Birthday, I decided to bake her some homemade dog treats to take with her to the Farm (my sister, and father are dog-sitting while we're gone. P.S. THANK YOU Wonderful Family of mine!)
So here are the recipes incase you have been a bad mommy and need to suck up a little to your canine friend. Or just cause.
She really, really, really liked them both, but LOVED the Apple cinnamon ones above.
Recipes found at
Apple Cinnamon Drops
1 large apple
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/8 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets (you can also lightly grease), spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 ° F (180 °C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.
Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.
Veggie Bones
3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute.
roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and reroll and cut.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Speed cooling by placing them on wire racks. Store in airtight tin.

Looks so yummy hey!?! I almost want to eat them! Also notice my shapes? There's hearts, dog bones, and Christmas Trees! The heart and bone I had to shape by hand, as the only cookie cutter I could find was could only find was the Christmas Tree!!
I think she enjoyed them!

Happy Birthday Beautiful Bella. 
Mommy and Daddy Love you. xx

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