Best of Breed Dog Biscuits

Whether or not you have a vegetarian dog, these non-meat biscuits will be snapped up — literally! The recipe comes courtesy of King Arthur friend Elaine Aukstikalnis, who works in a veterinary office; Elaine regularly bakes these biscuits (which have been "vetted by the vet") to bring to work for "the patients."
Prep
15 mins
Bake
45 mins to 1 hr
Total
1 hr
Yield
about 42 larger (about 3 1/2") biscuits, 60 smaller (round) biscuits
Best of Breed Dog Biscuits

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment.
  2. Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, dried milk, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).
  5. To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4" thick, and cut with a 3 1/2" cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you've used all the dough.
  6. To make dog "cookies," drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them to about 1/4".
  7. Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.
  8. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool right on the pans.
  9. Yield: about 42 larger (3 1/2" dog-bone) biscuits, 60 smaller (round) biscuits.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Remember, these are a treat for your dog, not part of the daily diet. One biscuit is plenty!