Basic Dog Biscuits

yoghurt-drop cookies Makes:

60 servings

Difficulty:

Easy

Time:

20 minutes

Description: Umm…. basic dog treats…?
  • 3 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth

Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer this broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits.

Let yeast broth mixture set 10 min.

Then stir in flour mixture.

Roll resulting dough out 1/4″ thick.

Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough.

Brush biscuits with egg wash.

Bake on greased cookie sheets at 300 F for 45 min.

Then turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening.

— booklady

Fleas Navidad Nibblers

yoghurt-drop cookies Makes:
16 servings
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
20 minutes
Description: These dog healthy muffins are packed with the flavors dogs love. They will think they are eating people food!
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

In a bowl, mix together honey, water, applesauce, vanilla and egg.

In a separate bowl, mix peanuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, mixing well.

Spoon into a greased muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 full.

Bake 35 minutes.

Store in a sealed container.

 

— booklady

Dutch Apple Crumble

yoghurt-drop cookies Makes:

4 servings  
Difficulty:

Easy  
Time:

30 minutes  
Description: Like an apple pie, but without the crust-making.
    Filling:

  • 6 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Crumble:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. (a 9-inch square pan at least 2 inches tall works as well) Prepare Filling: In large bowl, combine apple slices, both sugars, and cinnamon; mix well. Transfer apple mixture to pie plate.

Prepare Crumble: In medium-size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gather small amounts of crumb mixture and press together to make large streusel-like pieces. (basically just tiny globs of the topping, then leave the rest as smaller crumbles)

Arrange crumble randomly on top of filling. Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden.

Best served warm with ice cream and/or whipped cream.

— kimsgerbils

Yoghurt-Drop Cookies

yoghurt-drop cookies Makes:

12 servings  
Difficulty:

Very easy  
Time:

15 minutes  
Description: Festive little yoghurt-drop cookies for ratties and other rodents.
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • Tbsp baking powder
  • cup yogie chips (could substitute with carob chips as well)
  • cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • cup milk (any kind works, can alter depending on what you have on hand, etc)
  • 1 large egg
  • cup water
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 375* F

Mix wheat flour, baking powder, peanut butter, milk, egg, water, and honey in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

Add yogies and mix well.

Scoop out tablespoon sized globs and roll in hands into a 1.5 inch diameter ball. If too sticky, add a bit more flour, if too crumbly, add a little bit more water or milk.

Put dough balls evenly spaced on an ungreased cookie sheet and lightly press down with a fork to create criss-cross pattern.

Put in oven on middle rack for 12-15 minutes or until done.

Let sit for 1 minute and then put on cooling rack.

Break into smaller pieces for individual ratties and store remainders in an airtight tub.

You can freeze extras to make them last longer.

— kimsgerbils

Gerbil Banquet

rodent mix Makes: 20 servings Difficulty: Very easy Time: 5 minutes
Description: The ultimate homemade food mix for gerbils and other rodents. A little bit of everything here.
  • 18 cups of white millet
  • 8 cups rolled oats
  • 8 cups wheat
  • 8 cups barley
  • 8 cups flax
  • 12 cups pullet grower
  • 8 cups rabbit pellets
  • 4 cups split peas
  • 4 cups dog food
  • 4 cups Life cereal
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup crushed banana chips

Mix, and store in bug-proof airtight containers.

 

— kimsgerbils