National Dog Biscuit Day

Celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day with a recipe for a treat for your pet!

I’m not making this up folks! There seems to be a national day, for just about everything, you name it, a day or week or month has been declared for something. I love giving my dog and grand puppies, treats. I don’t overdo it, one in the morning and another one on occasion because I feel like it. When you have a dog, a cat, and 4 grand puppies that visit from time to time, it can get expensive treating these fur babies with morsels of love, so I got to thinking about making my own and saving some of my hard-earned dough in the process. Several websites publish dog treat recipes.

Here’s a recipe from Martha Stewart’s website.

Izzy’s Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits

Associate food producer Courtney Knapp shared this recipe from her mother, Marcia Knapp. Marcia bakes these and her blueberry biscuits for Izzy, the family’s chocolate Labrador retriever.

  • Yield: Makes about 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and about 3 tablespoons water to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with a 3 1/2-inch bone-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.
  • Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.
  • Transfer biscuits to a wire rack. Turn off oven and place biscuits on wire rack in oven overnight. Remove from oven and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.