Recipe by Sue Peters
"Cookies for dogs and cats."
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3 (2.5 ounce) jars
strained chicken baby food
We made a double batch of these, and found the wheat germ made it too dry to roll, so we added 3 beaten eggs (to a double batch) and a splash of broth to help things stick together. Since we have cats, we rolled smaller balls (marble sized) and cooked for 7 minutes. All 5 of our cats ate them with enthusiasm, and my husband tried one (to be sure they were cooked through), and said they weren't bad. They make nice gifts for folks that have cats and dogs.
One note: if you use broth, make sure it does NOT have onion or garlic or similar seasonings in it; they are toxic for animals, particularly for cats -- both can develop hemolytic anemia.
Not too bad. The texture was nice for my cat's small teeth, but the flavor was lacking. The wheat germ was a bit pricey, too. Total cost of ingredients was $2.22 (compare to $1.50 for other recipes). I put an egg/beef bullion glaze on these and my cat will eat them, but he prefers other kind. I might try this again with a little tweaking.
This was a great base for varied types of biscuits I make for my dogs. I mix in things like oats, peanut butter, shredded cheese, wheat flour, and/or meaty bouillon (whichever flavor matches the baby food used). Sometimes I color the dough and shape it into bones/hearts/etc (see photo). This recipe on its own is okay but I love spoilding my dogs and dressing them up a bit :}
My dog loves these! Not only are they simple to make but they are very healthy for the pet. I used honey wheat germ. I also only baked them for 18-20 minutes, 25 was too long.
These are GREAT. I made about 4 different kind of dog treats all in one afternoon, and these were definately the BIG favorite of both me and the dogs. They're VERY easy and nutritious and the dogs really really went nuts over them. The cats (i have 5) didnt' care for them too much, but oh well. I added some garlic to help repel fleas plus it's good for the dogs.
My lovable Golden-border-labra-shepherd, Max, loved these treats. He's not a fan of chicken flavored dog treats, so I used beef baby food and I dissolved 2 beef bullion cubes in 1/4 cup of water for the liquid. I did need to add more liquid to make the dough workable. If the dough sticks to your hands when rolling, wet your hands slightly. Also, baking on parchment paper makes this a snap! Two paws up!
I have thrown out so many store bought treats, I've made other home made pet cookies but these seemed so easy, I thought I'd given them a try. Well, Spankee thanks you very much! She comes running for these. I've made then twice already. Next time I'll make them smaller and give some to my daughter for her cat.
Great cookies, but perishable. Might wanna keep 'em in the fridge. :)
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