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Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe

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We are whipping up a batch of Homemade Dog Biscuits while reading Santa’s Dog by JoAnn Sky and Ed Koehler this week, for all our neighbors and family members with dogs this holiday season. Check out this great recipe your dog will love!

Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe

If you have been following us on Instagram, you may have seen our fun videos of us making these dog biscuits! Here is the recipe that you and your kids can make up easily at home for your pets in the family or in your neighborhood, this holiday season!

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe

A Hands-on Activity for Kids, Inspired by the Children’s Book Santa’s Dog by JoAnn Sky and Ed Koehler.

 

Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

For the Dog Biscuits:

For the Glaze:

  • 2 TBSP of Bacon Grease, or Coconut Oil (any fat that solidifies at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter

Tools Needed:

 

Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe

Method for making your own Homemade Dog Biscuits with your Kids:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare a lined baking sheet with either parchment paper, or an ovenproof liner (we love this one).
  3. In a large bowl, add your pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and oil, and mix until smooth.Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe
  4. Add in your flour and soda, and stir gradually until a stiff dough forms.
  5. Knead the dough with your hands until all the flour is completely combined.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out your dough with your rolling pin, until about 1/2 inch to 1-inch thickness.Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe
  7. With your desired cookie cutter shapes, (bone, dog house, circle, etc) create your dog biscuits, and set ontop your prepared baking sheet.
  8. For small treats, Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes, and flip at about 9 minutes, and continue to cook for about 4 minutes. this helps harden both sides of the treat. For Larger cookies, bake for 14-20 minutes, flipping around 14 minutes.Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe
  9. While your dog biscuits are baking, in a small microwave proof bowl, warm up your coconut oil, or bacon grease until it is nice and fluid.
  10. In another bowl, measure out your 1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter.
  11. Whisk together your oil and peanut butter until very smooth.Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe
  12. Once your dog biscuits have baked, and cooled, drizzle over top of them and allow to cool until the glaze hardens. (The fridge or freezer does the best job for this)Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe
  13. Once your glaze has hardened, you are ready to package up your treats to give to your dog or your friends, family or neighbors who have dogs! These yummy treats are perfect to give as Christmas gifts, or just because! Enjoy!

 

Homemade Dog Biscuits ~ A Book Inspired Recipe

Baking these Homemade Dog Biscuits as gifts with the kids, while reading Santa’s Dog by JoAnn Sky and Ed Koehler has been great fun, and I know that if you give this a try, your dog will thank you! If you make this recipe, please tag me @alexandra.derry, I would love to see your awesome results!

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FREE Learning Resources:

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Till next time,

Breathe deeply and enjoy building your masterpiece with scissors and glue and dog biscuits too!

~Alexandra

 

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2 Comments

  1. Those look yummy and super easy to make!!! Will def try them for my doggies. Thanks for sharing

    1. Alexandra Derry says:

      You are welcome! Hope they enjoy them ⭐️

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