Simple Homemade Dog Biscuits!

With my children, I’m always reading food labels and making sure they eat the foods that are minimally processed (or not processed at all) and overall healthy.  But if you have a dog, do you do the same for him or her?  When was the last time you checked the ingredients in your dog biscuits?  I’ve teamed up with education.com to share this fun and creative recipe for pups!  Making these simple homemade treats are a great way to help ensure your four-legged family member is eating right along with the rest of your family!  This recipe is the perfect for little helping hands and a great way to get your child involved in baking!  Bonus-they’ll get to learn a bit about math and measurements along the way! Ask your little helper to get ready and get mixing!  Be sure to check out their website for other fun learning activities that you can share with your child!! I’ve already printed out numerous worksheets that my 2 year old and 4 year old love!  Check it out at https://www.education.com/activity/

In the meantime, here is some info provided by education.com on how to make these dog treats and the many reasons why you need to break out these ingredients asap!
“Homemade dog treats are fun to make and delicious for your household pet! If your dog feels left out of the family’s festive holiday baking, make a batch of tasty homemade dog treats to appease him. These homemade dog treats are simple for your child to make, and the cooking process provides a good lesson on fractions and measurements as well. These homemade dog treats make excellent Christmas gifts for dogs, so go ahead and make a whole batch for your furry friend and his neighborhood companions. These homemade dog treats are made using only ordinary kitchen ingredients, and they are even edible for humans!”  https://www.education.com/resources/fractions/

What You Need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour ( you can also mix 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 unbleached all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup finely ground flaxseed (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Show your child how to preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. Have your child combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in the butter; help your child add in the egg and water to the mixture.
  4. Ask your child to stir in the flaxseed, if using.
  5. Invite your child to roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until it reaches about 1/2-inch thickness. Have him use cookie cutters in his favorite holiday shapes to cut up the dough.
  6. Bake the biscuits for approximately 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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