Although my dog died three years ago he loved these and I still make them for neighbors dogs. Bacon grease or meat drippings can be used in place of shortening, and any type of cooked meat may be used in place of pork.

Joan

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen dog treats
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil two cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, milk powder, beef bouillon, and salt. Add the ground pork, carrot, shortening and egg; mix in to the flour mixture while gradually adding water to form a stiff ball of dough.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters, and reroll scraps until no dough is left. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms of the cookies are browned. Allow cookies to set for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 4.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 12.7mg 4% DV; sodium 72mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
I changed some things with this recipe but it's a good base. I cut the shortening down to 3 tablespoons omitted the salt and used 1 jar of beef baby food instead of the ground pork. Pork allergies are common in dogs and they also don't have a taste for salt like humans do. Instead of the water and dry milk I used 1/2 cup of 1% milk since that's all I had on hand. Also don't bother putting them 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets... I pack mine on there almost touching. They do not expand during baking they shrink if anything. My Patterdale Terrier went bonkers for these!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2011
I subsituted beef and liver for the pork. Dogs should NOT eat any pork. Other than that and the omission of salt they were okay. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
I changed some things with this recipe but it's a good base. I cut the shortening down to 3 tablespoons omitted the salt and used 1 jar of beef baby food instead of the ground pork. Pork allergies are common in dogs and they also don't have a taste for salt like humans do. Instead of the water and dry milk I used 1/2 cup of 1% milk since that's all I had on hand. Also don't bother putting them 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets... I pack mine on there almost touching. They do not expand during baking they shrink if anything. My Patterdale Terrier went bonkers for these!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
This is absolutely the best dog biscuit recipe. My dog loved it and so did my friends' dogs. In an albeit not too scientific experiment my dog chose this biscuit over cooked chicken and store bought dog biscuits. I thought the ground meat was going to be messy but it wasn't at all. I did leave the biscuits in the turned-off oven overnight to dry them up. My dog gained 4lbs in two weeks after I made her these because she wanted them so much that I kept on feeding her. I tried all the other dog biscuit recipes on this website and this is by far the best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
I BAKE EVERYDAY AND SOME OF THOSE DAYS ARE MAKING DOG TREATS. THESE WENT OVER AS ONE OF THEIR FAVOTITES ( GERMAN SHEPARD BLACK LAB TN WHATCHAMACALLIT DOG AND A NEW DACHSHUND PUPPY). THE ONLY THING THAT I CHANGED WAS TO USE BABY FOOD ( BEEF CHICKEN ) FROM JARS IN PLACE OF THE MEAT. IT WORKS OUT GREAT. YOU REALLY ONLY NEED ONE ( 2.5 OZ. )JAR BUT I USED TWO. DO AS MANY AS YOU WANT JUST ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF FLOUR. I ALSO PUT SOME CHOPPED PARSLEY IN A COUPLE OF TABLESPOONS IS PLENTY TO HELP THEIR " DOGGEY " BREATH. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
Fabulous recipe!! My dogs asked for hunks of the dough while I was making them and loved that too. They wait by the oven until it dings and then dance for the treat!! The question was should they be frozen or refridgerated. I asked the All Recipes Staff and here is their answer: We recommend that you freeze your dog treats if you don't think they will be consumed within a few days. The fat in the beef can get old fairly quickly. If your dog does not like cold treats heat them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Thanks for your feedback to the Allrecipes.com(r) network. Great Staff great recipe!! BJ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
My dogs loved this recipe (lab and chihuahua). I used the two small jars of beef baby food as someone suggested and it worked great! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
Hi all dog lover's I make these and the oatmeal one's my dog drive's me nut's when I am making these... he loves them so does my daughters dog so no I have tomake them once a week. we keep our's in the freezer.. I do make one change I use cheese instead of carots. I also make them with any left over meat we have..great cookies for dogs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
My dogs (poi maltese and labs) really love these biscuits. I usually buy 1/2 lb. of ground beef when it's on sale at the market and fry it up after I've cooked bacon thus eliminating most or all the shortening. I crumble a beef bouillon cube into the hot mixture after it has cooked and mix well. I cut out hearts and call them my California Hearts. Usually I cut out a pan of mini hearts and 3 pans of the regular size. They are wonderful! I do store them in the fridge. However one time I found a package in a tote bag after a month and it seemed ok. I really like these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
My two boxers love these! I have them in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Now any time I take a ziplock bag out of the fridge no matter it's contents the dogs are sitting and waiting right beside me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
I made these today with the following modifications: for the meat I used 1 jar of chicken w/gravy baby food and 1 jar of chicken w/vegetable... Threw in a teas. peanut butter and T of shredded cheese. No salt no boullion... I also didn't have milk powder so I used milk and less water... I know the recipe is quite different but hey she loved them!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2011
I subsituted beef and liver for the pork. Dogs should NOT eat any pork. Other than that and the omission of salt they were okay. Read More
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