Whether you’re single or with that special someone, Valentines Day is a great opportunity to celebrate ALL the love in our lives, including our furry friends! Take a look at some yummy pet-friendly treat recipes to make sure you don’t end up in the ‘dog-house’ this year!
For the pups:
- Ingredients: 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 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg, beaten (or 2 eggs to make treats softer for older dogs)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. 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 in one big lump.
3. Roll out dough out to ½” thickness.
4. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter (we recommend a heart or bone shaped cutter!)
5. Place cookies on a cookie sheet. The cookies can be lined together pretty close, because they won’t expand in the oven.
6. Bake 35-45 minutes (until they are golden brown) and then remove them, and allow them to cool.
The recipe makes a lot so be prepared to share! Package them up and hand them out to the neighborhood pups!
And let’s not forget our feline friends!
Homemade Tuna Cat Cookies:
(Compliments of http://ratherfetching.com/blog/2011/03/10/diy-healthy-homemade-dog-cat-treats/)
§ 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
§ 1/2 cup lactose-free milk
§ 1/2 can tuna, in oil
§ 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
§ 1 egg, beaten
§ 1/4 cup water
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
2. Mash the tuna up in a bowl, and mix in flour and milk.
3. Add water and oil
4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg until it gets a foamy texture
5. Mix everything together (and yes, the mixture will be a little sticky!)
6. Use your fingers to make marble-sized balls and line them on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork.
7. Bake for 10 minutes and then pull the cookies out. Wait a couple of minutes and flip cookies over. Bake for another 10 minutes. They should be golden brown in color.