Dog Biscuits

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Dog Biscuits.  For the very handsome, lovable canine member of our family.  I recently bought a bone shaped cookie cutter and it came with this recipe…from the Cookie Cutter People from Vermont.  The biscuits actually smell great!  Humans might even like them.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup powdered milk

1 tsp brown sugar

1 T wheat germ

1 tsp granulated bouillon (I used Better than Bouillon)

6 T bacon grease

1 egg

1/2 cup ice water

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Preheat oven to 350.

Combine dry ingredients.  Measure out the bacon fat and cut it in to the dry ingredients.  I used my food processor.

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Mix in the egg.  Add ice water until the dough comes together into a ball.  On a lightly floured surface pat the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness.  It doesn’t need a rolling pin.

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Use a cookie cutter to cut out your dog treat shapes.  Work the scraps together and continue cutting until you’ve used all of the dough.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes.  I think mine were a little thicker than suggested so I baked them for an additional 10 minutes.

Our dog loved them!  As soon as they came out of the oven he somehow knew that they were for him!

NOTE:  Your dog won’t really care if the biscuits are not bone shaped.  I’m going to look for a cookie stamp with a paw print on it and make smaller biscuits.

There are lots of reasons to save your bacon drippings.  This recipe is one of them.  Growing up there was always a metal container in the cupboard that said Grease on the front.  My mother kept bacon grease in it along with a pastry brush.  She would use bacon drippings on the top of loaves of bread hot out of the oven, to grease a pan (there was no PAM), to sauté onions or to fry an egg.  I keep my bacon drippings in the refrigerator.  Growing up, they were not refrigerated.  And we all lived to tell about it.

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