Good Dog Cookies
A gift idea your canine friends will beg for!
A gift idea your canine friends will beg for!
My dogs gobble these down in a matter of days. The only change I would suggest is to use "sodium free" beef flavoring, as dogs cannot process salt. I cut down to one cube, and the dogs still gobbled them up. Suggest to go to salt free broth instead of the flavor cubes to be on the safe side.Read More
Very easy to make, but I think the amount of oil used may be too much - it was awfully "oily" or "greasy" feeling. Also, the beef bouillon cubes adds an awful lot of salt to them. I also think they should have baked longer as they really aren't very crispy like a dog treat usually is. They did smell great while baking,though, and my dogs love them. I just think I'll probably stick with the pumpkin & peanut butter treats I normally make for them as they seem healthier to me.Read More
My dogs gobble these down in a matter of days. The only change I would suggest is to use "sodium free" beef flavoring, as dogs cannot process salt. I cut down to one cube, and the dogs still gobbled them up. Suggest to go to salt free broth instead of the flavor cubes to be on the safe side.
I can't tell you how happy I am to find a good treat for my 5 dogs they alwalys beg for seconds. I added some jerky bits and they loved them I gave them to friends and had 100% approval even with people who said there dogs were picky. For my dogs on my 3rd double batch I rolled them out and cut them with a pizza cutter into strips then I can break them into little pieces for rewards or give them a big piece. I also just cut some in 1 1/2in squares, and used my mini icecream scoop rolled some in balls with my meat tenderizer I made a pattern which made them look cute. Any dog would be thrilled to get these I even had friends cats eating them. I have made these so many times the easiest way I have found yet is to spray a 9x13 oan and press dough to the edge cut in 1x2 in squares and bake as directed and you have bar cookies my dogs like them chewy so this works out fast and easy.
I can't say I loved them but My doggy sure did! I let them stay in the oven after I turned them off though because they were still somewhat "soft" they harden up well over night. Added handfull of chopped parsley and a jar of babyfood BEEF and babyfood carrots. --for nutrition.
As a last-ditch effort to win favor with my friend's dog Sally, the pickiest poodle in the entire world, I made this recipe. I added about 1/3 cup peanut butter and only used 1 bouillon cube. I did have to add extra water in order to keep the dough together. Sally came over to investigate halfway through the process and didn't leave my side for the next hour. Needless to say, I have a new friend.
Toby loves these cookies. I rolled out the entire recipe 1/4" thick, cut out lots and lots of 1" circles and baked for 20 min. We even mailed some to the doggie cousin in Texas. They ship well and keep well. Now if puppy housebreaking would only be going so well...
These cookies were easy to make, and my dog really liked them! I was expecting a crunchy biscuit-type treat, but they turned out kind of soft--like a cookie, I guess.
Very easy to make, but I think the amount of oil used may be too much - it was awfully "oily" or "greasy" feeling. Also, the beef bouillon cubes adds an awful lot of salt to them. I also think they should have baked longer as they really aren't very crispy like a dog treat usually is. They did smell great while baking,though, and my dogs love them. I just think I'll probably stick with the pumpkin & peanut butter treats I normally make for them as they seem healthier to me.
These were very easy and a great way to use whole wheat flour! My puppies (all 3 of them) kept coming back for more! I'll be making these for our extended dog families!
My dog loved these when I made them at Christmas for her and her dog friends. I made them again for Valentine's Day in heart shapes, and she never left the kitchen while they were baking.
These dog treats are amazing, my dog is somewhat picky and he absolutely loves them. His little ears perk up everytime he hears me ask if he wants a "cookie". I will continue to make this cookies regularly for my pets!
My dogs loved these! I made them as Christmas presents for all their furry friends & all gave them two paws up!
Please omit the sugar; your dog does not need it. It's bad for their teeth and waist-lines :) They won't miss it -- honest!
My dogs love these cookies. The changes I made were Chicken Bouillon instead of beef (didn't have any beef). 4 Baby carotts chopped finely (for veggies). 1/4 cup bacon drippings and 1/4 cup canola oil for the vegetable oil (for flavor). A dash of garlic (helps with mosquitos). The always want at least 2 each time.....
I usaully try not to change recipes to much the first time. But I used three jars of Lamb Baby food instead of the boullion. (TO SALTY). Also I added Wheat germ.MY Dogs went nuts over these cookies.
FYI boulion cubes often have onion, onion is toxic to dogs. I substitute a pureed in a blender a can of chicken.
Put them in food saver sealing bags! no mold.
I don't know what I did wrong. I did everything according to the recipe, except that I used olive oil instead of vegetable. The dough was so sticky and unmanageable that I had to throw it away. I tried adding flour to it to make it less sticky, but nothing worked. I couldn't even knead it because it was sticking to my hands.
Very easy to make and my picky dog liked them. I didn't have powdered milk so I substituted oatmeal in the same amount. Everything else as written except I also added 2 tsp of baking powder and they puffed up nicely into perfect little bones! I'll alternate this with our favorite "Birthday Bones" from this site as well.
I'm not sure what I did wrong. The only substitute I made was using canola oil instead of vegetable oil, only because I didn't have veg oil & did have canola oil. I'm sure the recipients of these treats will still love them, but boy where they a pain to roll out! They were so dry & crumbly that I had to add water to them, and even that didn't help all that much. Will possibly try again, but this time around my kids are disappointed because they couldn't really help much. They were going to make them & take them to the Animal Rescue League. They were so excited to be able to help, but couldn't because it was so crumbly. Maybe next time! :-(
These cookies were very easy to make. They rolled out best if you chilled the dough before trying to roll out and cut. I used bone shaped cutters, along with Christmas shapes since they are for my holiday gift baskets. My dog loves them, she was crying and scratching at the counter where they were sitting!
I live with and breed Boston Terriers, and all three of my dogs LOVE these treats! I made them last year for my own three dogs, and I sent small batches of them to all of the people who have gotten puppies from me. Everyone said that their dogs loved them and several asked for the recipe. I am going to have to make a huge batch of them this year for all of my babies. Thank you so much for thinking of the four-footed food-lovers! (By the way, I made half beef and half chicken. They love both.)
I made these for Christmas gift for our dog friends, but tried it one my dogs first. They loved it. I cut them into stars and bones. I had no trouble, didn't use a rolling pin though, just flattened by hand to go quickly.
I made these cookies for gifts. The dogs loved them but I found the dough sticky to work with. I added more whole wheat flour and refrigerated it for about 20 minutes and it was then workable.
Baked these as a Holiday treat for my friends' long hair dachshunds. I have cats, so I gave a test cookie to my neighbor's dog. One wasn't enough, so I think they're a success. Will do an update after I find out if the dachshunds liked them.------UPDATE 1.3.13-------The cookies were a total success with the dachshunds!
My Dogs just loved them, and so did my friends dogs, didnt last the day , so if you want to give your doggie a treat try these they will love them.heres what my dogs wanted to rate them . smiles ty
My dog devours these. I mailed some to my sister's dog and gave two batches to friends. Everyone raved, including the doggies. I got 59 little cookies and 24 bones from a batch.
I made this recipe with my 5 year old cousin and it went really well. Very easy to make. I was surprised by the nutritional value of a single cookie, but then I realized that the recipe said it made a dozen of cookies. I made at least twice that amount and had some dough left over, so it turns out to be much less calories than I first thought.
Good? These treats should be called GREAT dog cookies! I added some ground flax seed for added nutrition. I think I actually heard my shih tzu say please?! Maybe my mind was playing tricks on me. My picky Percy is pleased! Fit for husband consumption!
These were not only easy - but my dog loves them. Mine did fit on 3 cookie sheets, not 1.
I made these for Christmas presents for all my dog friends. They all gobbled them up. I even tried beef and chicken bouillion sodium,gluten, msg free. :)
I made these for my Beagle/Basset Hound mix and she loves them. I have finally found a way to to bake and I don't have to eat it!
These were good, I made them for a holiday present for my sister's dog- who by all accounts, scarfed them up! I tried them too- a little bland for my taste, and I didn't get a "meaty" flavor or smell from them, like you would think would appeal to a dog, but she liked them!
We have a dog grooming salon and often dogs turn up their noses at treats we purchase. They LOVE these. I am spending all of today making them to put in goodie bags for the clients at Christmas. Only changes I made was to add 1 tablespoon each of garlic powder and flax seed. I am doing all different shapes, bones, trees etc., but the easiest and a nice size for treats are cutting small squares, and do it on the cookie sheet. One batch gave me 36- 2 1/2 inch bones plus 10- 4 1/2 inch bones. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Just made these cookies and my doggies - Cavalier King Charles Spaniels - love them! They are pretty picky eaters, so these must be good! Used no sodium bouillon and dogs still love them.
My dog thinks these are awesome. He just stands and stares at them until they are ready. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it's no trouble at all to make these SAFE treats for you dog.
Well I am reviewing per my dogs reactions and I have to go with a 5. They even preferred these over store bought treats. Did not have a bone cookie cutter, so my youngest son and I used Easter cookie cutters (chicks, tulips & rabbits). The dogs did not even seem to care :0) Thanks
Our furry baby loves these cookies! My nine year old was able to make this recipe on her own. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
These cookies are baking right now and they don't smell that bad! Sarah, the pooch at large, snatched up a ball of the dough left on the counter so I have no doubt she'll eat the rest! It was a bit sticky at first but I rolled it out using my hands and a half handful of whole wheat flour on the counter.
I have been making them for year and all my and the neighbor hood dogs love them. I use vegetable broth and add 1 cup of oatmeal and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. All dogs and my boyfriend thing they are the best.
This recipe is so easy to make and my very, very picky dog actually just ate one of the treats! The dough is sticky but if you flour your hands and your working surface, it rolls out nicely and is very easy to cut with cookie cutters. It also holds the shape of the cutters well. I'll be making this over and over again.
I have made this recipe two years in a row. Sometimes i will add a cup of peanut butter for extra flavor. I always use sodium free boullion. I have a dog bone cookie cutter. Then I freeze them in those disposable ziplock rectangle food storage plastic thingos which fit the cookies just perfectly. Then when it's time I take out a frozen cookie for my pooches OR I wrap a ribbon around a box to give as a gift to a neighbor for Christmas!! They're a huge hit!!
This is the most frustrating recipe I have ever tried to make. I followed the recipe to the letter and still the dough did not turn into anything resembling a that you could roll. I ended up spending about a half an hour trying to alter the recipe so that it could turn into something that actually resembles a dough. I would not recommend trying this recipe.
Easy to work with the dough. The cookies turned out looking soft and the doggies ate them up.
Your dog will love these special treats. I have never seen my dog get this excited about a treat before. I like the fact that I know what is in them, no preservatives and fillers. Try them.
Wonderful! My eight year old son did just about everything himself and enjoyed every minute of it. Of course we had to sample them and they were quite tasty! Our 14 year old Golden Retrieiver loved them, especially since they were soft cookies. I used chicken bouillon cubes instead of beef. Thanks!
Every dog we gave these to LOVED them! A super easy recipe and fun to make with the kids!
Made these for my grand-dogs for Christmas. They loved them! They were easy to make, and turned out well.
Malcolm loved these, but if left too long, mold will start growing on them
My Golden Doodle gives these two paws up. They were quick and easy to make, much easier than many recipes I looked at. I rolled and cut them out with dog bone cookie cutters and plan to make more to give as gifts to all my dog loving friends.
We made these for our dog's stocking this Christmas. There were so many that we shared some with a friend's dog. They both loved the treats... come to find out, our friends' children loved them too!!! LOL!!!
Dogs go stir crazy for this, and it is quick and easy to make. I was a bit apprehensive when they came out of the oven, as they looked half cooked and were kind of bendy, but my pooch scarfed them down! Overnight they turn satisfyingly hard like commercial dog cookies, and are excellent for dogs to hide between sofa cushions. *grin* A+
the dogs i made these for LOVED them! i wondered how much more a dog would love homemade treats (they snarf down ANY kind of treat!) but they really liked these. when given a choice between these treats and store bought, the dogs picked these! (yellow lab, and a collie/shepherd mix)
My dog absolutely loved this cookies. I didn't have whole wheat flour so I used all purpose flour. They turned out perfect. I used small round cookie cutters and they were also beatuful. When my mother saw the cookies (she didn't know they were for my dog), she asked me if she could eat one!
I have made these for years! I have friends that dogs have food allergies and so awesome to adjust they love them and their dogs because they know exactly what their getting! I like the idea of adding peanut butter by another post!
Hobbes is a picky eater but he sure loves these. I used low sodium broth and added a jar of baby food for some balance. The next batch I made I added 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Easy recipe to play with.
I used chicken bullion instead of beef and bacon grease instead of veggie oil and my puppy absolutely loves them!! Its great because I know what I'm feeding my dog and I'm happy about the ingredients and she loves them so much, I took her to the park and I had a small baggie of the treats tied to my belt, she tore it right off and ate them all haha.
I made these as Christmas gifts for some "dog friends". My dogs sat in the kitchen the entire time and attacked every little morsel that dropped! Every four-legged friend seemed to like them!
I live next to a park where people walk their dogs and I have a dog as well. I took these to the park and gave them to several of the dogs (with owners permission) and they all loved them. My dog was so excited to get these treats. I will make often!!
i made a few changes to this recipe. instad of milk powder i used a 1/2 cup of instant potato' flakes for two reasons 1. they abosorb more moisture than powedered milk resulting in a crunchier cookie and 2. they add additional flavor. I also added in a 1/2 cup of peanut butter for added flavor and aroma that my dogs love! hope this review helps
My dalmatians seem to love these and they have not stopped following me around since they tried them!
My 2 pups loved it.. they thank you!!
The dough was stickier than i thought it would be but it rolled out easily. I made people shapes ha ha. my dog loves them and so does my moms dog. They are a hit!!!
Daisy and Max loved them much better than any other store bought treats. I used a dob biscuit cookie cutter and broke them in half. I also used low sodium chicken boullion. Next time I'll try the beef too.
I made these for my dogs, and they loved them.
dogs love them
These dog treats were a huge hit with my dogs. The other reviewers comment about the dog doing a series of tricks without commands couldn't have described my dog any better :-). I will try the other reviews about the low to no sodium bouillon. !!! TWO PAWS UP !!!
I'm giving it 5 stars for how simple and cheap they are to make. I used Christmas cookie cutters to fit the season. I was worried they would expand and not hold the shape but they stay the same size so don't worry about fitting them on the cookie sheet (also they are fine on an un greased sheet) can't wait to give them to my friends and families pups!
I decided to make these treats for all the family dogs for Christmas. I was going to double the recipe since I had 8 tins to fill, but I'm glad I didn't - there was more than enough! I used a bone cutter, a small heart cutter and a cat-shaped (lol) cutter. I added 1/3 peanut butter as per another review. I think that if I do this again, I will up the peanut butter to 2/3 cup and reduce the oil by half. The dough was pretty greasy but when baked and cool, it crisped up nicely. I really grossed out hubby when I sampled one. But they smelled so good while baking that I wanted to see what they tasted like (a non-salty wheat cracker). I'm sure they will be gobbled up!
According to the behavior of the dogs, these cookies were FANTASTIC! We left them on the counter by mistake one day, and came home to find the bag ripped to shreds and all of the cookies gone. That's a lab for you! But, I didn't worry, because I knew they were nutritionally sound and the dog would be fine. :)
Thank you for this easy recipe which makes up wonderful Christmas/Birthday treats for all our friends' pets!
My 4 dogs love these, even the one who will not eat dog treats at all. This recipe makes lots of biscuits and since I do not have a dog biscuit cutter, I just sliced the dough in strips. I used 50/50 flour and the dough was very easy to work with. My husband like them too, lol. Thanks for sharing this great recipe, my pets appreciate it very much.
my poddle loves these and so does my husband freind seth great recipe.thanks again
I can't say that they were the best tasting cookies ever but my dogs sure thought so! I made several batches. I even subsituted the beef boulion cubes for chicken and vegetable too. Great stuff! Perfect little treats.
Woof! Woof! My owner made these for me last night. Better than the store bought kind. I hope if I'm a good dog she'll give me another treat tonight!
My dog loved them. I put one down with her regular Science Diet treat. She picked up her regular, walked over to the homemade, dropped the Science Diet and gobbled up the homemade treat. She starts licking her lips every time she sees one. We cut them into hearts.
These are great! I've been looking or a recipe like this for a long time! My dog LOVES them, and I'm sure our family and friends will, too!
My dogs love them!! Thanks
Our dog does not eat ANY store bought treats, NONE. Our vet says she is very healthy because of this, but she LOVES these!!! We gave them as gifts this Christmas, and everyones dog loved them.
just drop the brown sugar...not needed for the dog...perhaps added for the owners pleasure....lol, add a T of granulated garlic and you got it! Actually my dogs enjoy the chicken boullion version
This recipe made alot of biscuits!! I added a TBsp of garlic powder. The dogs loved them!
The dough was WAY too sticky to roll, almost like cake batter. I ended up doubling the flour to fix it, which took away all the taste. I even put an egg/bullion glaze on these and my cat still won't eat them. Maybe I'll have better luck with my mom's dogs. It only cost me $1.60 in ingredients to make these, but I don't think I'll be making them again.
I had to use all prurpose flour. As I started boiling the water with the bouillon cubes and searched for the wheat flour, that is when I realized I had no wheat flour. I was so anger and couldn't go to the store because my kids wsere already in bed that I decided to use regular floud. they turned out good. my dog and the neighbors dogs love them!! next time I will use wheat flour for a healthier cause.
I have a picky Brittany who would rather eat treats than any regular food. But this treat had him resting his head on the edge of the table where they were cooling, wiggling and waiting impatiently for one. I make him work for treats, and when he thinks he's going to get one of these, he goes through a series of tricks without commands - I didn't know he was such a ham! I had to use more flour (about a cup), but that's not a problem. I sampled them - fresh out of the oven they taste sort of like wheat chex. :-)
all the dogs that live near us were begging for them i made them for my puppys b.day i will make these instead of buying treats from now on
made this recipe for my mom's and my sister's dogs for christmas and both have said they loved them and want the recipe to make more. I used chicken instead of beef because I didn't have beef at the time so those work just as well. Thank you !!!!!!!!! you made dog's very happy.
These cookies are very easy to make and my puppies LOVED them!! I did double the recipe, I have 4 dogs! Also, I gave the cookies for Christmas gifts to some of our doggie friends and family! I had to email this recipe to my sister so she could make more for her dogs! It's a keeper! Thanks for sharing
Our dog loved them and my boyfriend thought they were okay too.
The dog went nuts for these. She'll do anything for even a piece. This dough will make way more than a dozen treats. I used a small cutter to make bite sized treats. Roll the dough thicker for soft treats and thinner for harder treats. I easily made 45 treats and then froze the other half of the dough to make later.
Every dog owner swear that their dogs go crazy over them.
My sister's dog, Mac, greeted us at our car when we visited them recently. He KNEW there was something in the bag just for him because his nose didn't leave the box we carried in. He LOVED these. I felt almost guilty about using the bouillon cubes because I know they are health conscious in that household, and cubes are salty. I followed the recipe exactly, though, and it came together so easily. I don't know why people would bother to buy treats when these are so easy to make. Mac thanks you!
My black lab loves these, but my Chihuahua won't touch them. They are easy to make and very healthy. I will make them again.
These are the bomb! I love how easily this dough comes together and how well it rolls out. It was great to work with. The dogs gave these high fives and were making 'excuses' to go outside just so that they could score a treat. I think I counted over 50 treats so this makes a nice amount to have on hand. At the rate they're being devoured, I'll have to make another batch! Thank you for posting this recipe!
I made two batches The first made just as the recipe was written.I made a second batch using the a reduced juice from the pan after cooking pork chops . there was no fat and no salt added either. The dog who only came when he heard his food dish being filled is now my shadow. My 5 year old son snitched one and came back to ask for another . go figure.
This is a super easy recipe and a great one for kids to help with. We (my 2 and 3-year old daughters and I) made them as gifts for my mom and sisters' dogs so I am not yet sure how much they like them. I did not have any bone shaped cookie cutters and 2 of the dogs are VERY small, so I cut a few cookies freehand into hearts and bones, but ended up just cutting the rest into small squares. Due to the small size this made many more than 1 dozen, probably closer to 4-5 dozen.
My dogs didnt really care for these :(
I made these cookies for my boy. He loved it. I didnt follow the recipe as stated. Some changes I made: added 1 tbsp of full fat milk powder ( as I dont have skimmed), 3/4 cup leftover pumpkin stock, added only 10 g bouillon cube, though I had kept an egg ready for this recipe I totally forgot about it ( so no egg) and added 2 tbsp of coconut oil. The dough was perfect, pliable and easy to roll out. Used a 1" round cutter and baked them on stove top.
I do not a dog, but my friend does. He doesn't have a family and his dog Buck is his baby.... And I can tell you: Buck appreciates me much more since I bring him these wonderful cookies on occasions. My kids think they smell awfull...like..like..like dog cookies!!! Isn't that perfect?
So easy to make and handle I definitely will be using this recipe again. The least positive reviews say it came out sticky but that's probably bc they substituted the type of oil. My dogs usually don't like hard treats but they gobbled these up