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Recipe: Homemade dog biscuits, Make your own dog treats just in time for “The Year of the Dog”

Coming up this Friday, Feb. 16, we get to celebrate the Chinese New Year! I wish you good luck, prosperous health, fortunate times and all the Chinese food your heart desires.

2018 is The Year of the Dog and what better way to honour this than to bake up some treats for man’s best four-legged furry friends. That’s right, homemade dog biscuits! These are so easy to make, and contain very normal human ingredients. You might even be tempted to try one for yourself. Your dog will probably like them more than you though.

I am an avid cookie cutter collector and when I found a bone-shaped cookie cutter I knew in my heart that I had to own it, specifically to make dog biscuits. 

However, if you don’t happen to have a bone-shaped cookie cutter you can use any shape you wish, or use a knife to cut the rolled out dough into squares. I imagine that your dog will not mind.

Share these with your pooch owning pals! 

Dog Biscuits

Recipe from Chef Aron Weber

Makes approximately 24 biscuits.

The original recipe is measured by weight, which is the most accurate way to bake. If you don’t own a kitchen scale, I have included approximate volume measurements. How do you measure half an egg, you ask? Break a whole egg into a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine the yolk and white. Measure out 2 tbsp of the beaten egg, that will be about half.

240 grams whole wheat flour (2 cups plus 3 tsp)

8 grams baking powder (2 tsp)

195 grams peanut butter (3/4 cup)

200 grams milk (200 ml)

25 grams egg (half an egg)

Step one: Whisk the whole wheat flour with the baking powder in a large bowl. Dump in the peanut butter and use a spatula to begin to mix it into the flour. Then add the milk and egg and stir to combine just until the flour has been absorbed. 

Step two: Pat the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes. 

Step three: Dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough to about 1/4” thick. Cut the dough into desired shapes and transfer to baking trays lined with parchment paper.

Step four: Let the dough shapes rest for 30 minutes in the fridge before baking

Step five: Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Bake the biscuits for about 18 to 20 minutes until they just begin to brown around the edges.

Step six: Let cool completely, store in an airtight container at room temperature. Good fortune and good cookies for everyone and their dogs.

Happy baking!

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