Homemade Dog Biscuits for a Melancholy Day

Pets. Pets are the children you always wanted but never had. They may usually walk around on four legs and be on the hairy side of things, but they are your everything and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

My Austin, although somewhat devious and aggressive, is the light of my eye. On some days he is my own baby and on others he is the little brother I never had. His nose is the only nose I will allow to get up in my business when I am asleep on the couch. I really do not mind his kisses when I sleep even. He is my perfection.

Austin looking handsome!
Austin looking handsome!

Today mom and I went to a memorial for Jasmine, a doggie friend of Austin’s who had recently passed away. I wasn’t sure what to bring to such a gathering that I quickly made a batch of dog treats. I of course tested them on Austin the previous night which he thankfully enjoyed and then brought a box of them to the Dog Run to share with the recently deceased’s “brother” and other dog friends. Every four-legged friend loved the treats (as did the humans!) as the biscuits were human-friendly!

So for today’s Sweet tooth Saturday I’ve got dog treats for you all!

I got the recipe from this dog treat book that my ten second ex-boyfriend gave me for Christmas. It is a lovely book with a variety of recipes for your furry friend. The book is called ‘What a Dog’s Life!!’ and has some truly lovely recipes!

Dog biscuits before being baked!

Dog biscuits and recipe book

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon cardamom
  • 1 Tablespoon clove powder
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup (250g) honey
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients with 1 egg until you have a dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and leave to stand in refrigerator for a half hour. Preheat oven to 160ᵒC (320ᵒF).

  2. Once firm, remove dough from fridge and roll dough out on flour covered surface. Cut out shapes and cover them with egg wash (used with other egg).

  3. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. Remove from oven and serve to animals once significantly cooled down.

This was a great recipe! Honestly, pretty taste for a human too!

Not all that sweet. Though mine were less sweet because I actually ran out of honey half way in the recipe and used some agave nectar in addition to the honey! Now usually my agave nectar is on the thick side like honey, however the most recent brand of agave nectar is more like water that it made my dough very runny. I had to add a lot of extra flour to this batch to this dough. No idea how much more, but quite a decent amount!

So, after our lovely time with the dogs, Jazzie’s “mom” introduced us to what was Jazzie’s favourite treat and some dog-friendly popcorn – have you ever heard of that? Doggy popcorn? I’m thinking they have a special seasoning that dogs actually like. Though I did once try some dog popcorn that no one else would try.

Dog treats

I thought “what’s some dog popcorn when I used to eat dog food as a kid?” well the doggy popcorn wasn’t all that unique. Did have a dried dog food taste though.

Well this popcorn that we got for Austin looks like it does have a beef flavouring and as I do not eat beef I will not be tasting this one. It is all for Austin this time!

We also got these “inspiration cards” which were lovely notes from Jazzie. Notes that we can keep with ourselves for when we really need it. If you need some inspiration too, this is the note I got from Jazziebelle:

Inspiration Card from Jazzie

Anyway, if you have furballs of your own that you would like to treat to with something you know is good, then I hope you make them these lovely treats!

Give my love to your furballs for me and happy baking/eating!

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