Making these dog biscuits was a perfect rainy day activity for me and my daughter. This easy recipe is by Ina Garten. All of the ingredients were in our pantry except for the wheat germ, and that just took a quick trip to the grocery where we were going anyway to get the ingredients for the granola bars we were making for TWD.
The recipe was simple. Combine all of the dry ingredients, flour, whole wheat flour, peanut butter, wheat germ, and oatmeal in a mixing bowl. Once they were mixed together we added the egg and water until it formed a ball and dumped it out onto a well floured board. The mixture is very sticky, so make sure you have plenty of flour. Roll the dough to 1/2" thick and cut out any shapes your puppy desires. We chose to give our dog bones. Once they were on the cookie sheet we applied an egg wash and dusted with oats. They cooked for an hour and then sat out to cool before we threw our dog a bone. We yielded 20 treats from the recipe.
As you can see our dog loved them. He took them to his favorite spot on the carpet to dine on them. My daughter and I decided to taste them (my husband wouldn't take the dare), since there weren't any ingredients in them that we couldn't eat. After tasting them we decided that they were best for canine consumption and we would stick to snacking on the delicious granola bars we made for humans.
The recipe says that they can be stored in an airtight container for 1 week. Ours got mold in less than a week. I think this happens because they have too much moisture in them. Next time I will refrigerate them or make sure they are dried out by letting them sit on the drying rack for at least 24-48 hours before placing in a container on counter.
The full recipe by Ina Garten can be found here.