Homemade Doggie Bones


Homemade Doggie Bones

Homemade Doggie Bones
30 Min

Doesn't your four-legged friend deserve a homemade treat for the holidays or any special time you want to show them your love? Our wholesome basic batter bakes up into crunchy, yummy Homemade Doggie Bones that're so "doggone good," tails will surely be wagging!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup water

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, dry milk, shortening, brown sugar, and salt; mix until crumbly. Add egg and water; mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Using a rolling pin, roll out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter or a knife, cut out biscuits.
  4. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.



We know dogs love these treats because we tested them with real dogs that couldn't get enough of them! And don't worry if the kids (or even adults) get into them. They're perfectly edible – but not very tasty – for humans. Before giving these to your dog, be sure he/she has no allergies to wheat, eggs or dairy products.

Veterinarian Approved!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 135
  • Calories from Fat 40
  • Total Fat 4.4g 7 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.6g 8 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 5.0g 10 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6 %
  • Sodium 120mg 5 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 19g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8 %
  • Sugars 1.8g 0 %

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Do you really have to use wheat germ? It's really expensive.

Wheat germ is what gives the doggie bone its nutritional boost. Its loaded with vitamin E and folic acid and a nutty flavor so dogs will like it.

I will not make these because of the wheat products. Wheat, corn, and soy are not good for dogs health.

I've made these several times, my only problem is I always need to add a little more water/flour because they go from too sticky to too crumbly. Is there a way around that. I just watched the video and was hoping it would've shown the whole process. The mixing part that is..

If your dough is sticky after you mixed it, dont add more flour. When you knead it on the floured surface that flour will stiffen up the dough. Knead until it stays together. When you roll the dough it will have some cracks in it, its not perfectly smooth.

How long do you kneed the dough? I've made these several times, and I always have trouble getting it to the point of rolling out the dough. I always have to add more water/flour.

If your dough is sticky after you mixed it, dont add more flour. When you knead it on the floured surface that flour will stiffen up the dough. Knead until it stays together. When you roll the dough it will have some cracks in it, its not perfectly smooth.

Where do u get the carob to dip them in?

You can check your local health food stores. It's not always in a general market, but you can definitely check there, too!

I made the dog biscuits and had to add more water to make it stick together. Was the dry milk supposed to have water added to it?

The dry milk does not get water added to it, but there is 1/3 cup water added to the recipe. The dough should be kneaded until it stays together. If needed, add just a tablespoon of extra water at a time. Dough will be dry, but is still moist enough to be rolled out without crumbling apart.

The 1/2 cup of nonfat dry milk. I put it in just the powder dry milk but it was to dry so I added a 1/2 cup of water. Do you mean 1/2 cup of wet milk or 1/2 cup of wet milk. Thanks

You know my dogs love cheese........I'm going to try either adding a tiny amount of cheese OR dipping in cheese.....I know they aren't suppose to have much dairy either but I've found a little doesn't hurt them AND it also adds a bit of calcium. Another idea for me would be to dip them in peanut butter since they love that! :) I am going to make these for my little Doxie's family birthday since she is turning 12! :) Hooray for Heidi Desert Red Lady :)

what is the "shelf life" of the treats ? should they be stored in the fridge ? TY !

are those bones dipped in chocolate?...absolute no-no for dogs!

These are not dipped in chocolate, these are dipped in carob as we mention in the video.

Chic pea flour & coconut oil. Of course, carob NO chocolate. Also add chia seeds to the mix. Add mashed cooked sweet potato instead of sguar.

I'd probably skip the salt and the sugar too; However I might use coconut palm sugar in place of the brown sugar

I would use olive oil, and brown rice flour for the other flours. My dog has wheat allergies. I will check on using Flax meal for the wheat germ too. But WHERE IS THE RECIPE FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE?

We simply dipped them in melted carob. Thank you for your question!

What did you dip them in?

We dipped these in carob, since chocolate is not safe for dogs to eat.

to those commenting about chocolate. If you would watch the video, he dips in carob, which is not dangerous for pets.

no they are not dipped in chocolate he was just on the news and said it was something else not chocolate

I was worried about the *chocolate* too, so i watched the video. It is NOT chocolate but carob... however it might be worth it *so the confusion is cleared up* to add a *note* at the end of the recipe stating to NEVER serve chocolate to our pets. On the plus side this resembles a recipe my dogs LOVE so i'm sure it is for the dogs,...yummy :)

Do you have any recipes for cat treats? I have 7 cats and they love "Bonito Flakes" but it gets pretty expensive.

I am horrified because those dog biscuits in the photo look like they were dipped in chocolate! I hope everyone realizes that chocolate should never be given to dogs or cats because it is toxic.

I would use sweet potato in place of sugar. I would also add a few table spoons of chia seeds for added nutrition. Dogs love chia. I use coconut oil, better for them. Carob NO chocolate, of course!

I am horrified because the biscuits in the picture look like they were dipped in chocolate. Chocolate should never be fed to dogs or cats because it is toxic.

It's carob. Read the recipe note and watch the dang video.

I used grape seed oil instead of shortening, and chicken stock instead of water. Dogs LOVE them. I gave some to the groomer as a gift, and she approved, also. I do keep them in the fridge, but I'm afraid they won't last long!

Can I add 1T garlic powder? And substitute canola oil for shortening?

How can this be good for pets, it has shortening in it? Can I sub it for oil instead? I don't want to clog her arteries.

I think Mr. Food is totaly awsome,and I look forward to his daily recipes and ideas on abc 12 noon news. Thanx for all the great recipes.

Have made doggie bones before and they get moldy in a short time. Will these do the same? Hope not. Is there anything I should have done to not have the mold on them so fast?

Try keeping the bones in the refridgerator, that should help.

I'm sure they will freeze very well. I will be making mine with canola oil and chicken broth. Let you know how the turn out........... Merry Christmas...........

I wish to thank you all for the recipes and for Fixing this so I can find them once again! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Thanks for remembering the dogs!!!

Can this be adapted for cats?


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