Cookies for dogs and cats.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the wheat germ, baby food, and water together. Add more water if necessary to form a dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in water. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 10.8mg 4% DV; sodium 10.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (74)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2005
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. Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
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: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2002
Great cookies but perishable. Might wanna keep 'em in the fridge.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2006
All 3 dogs loved them. My own dogs (usually calm and gentle) almost got my fingers when I gave them these cookies. Read More
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