Honey “Bark-B-Q” Dog Biscuits

The title of this recipe is A) a painful pun and B) a huge stretch as far as “BBQ” is concerned. However, folks who go to bake sales eat this crap like this up (well, their dogs do, anyway), so here we are. Seriously, you want a surefire way to make money at your next fundraiser? Make stuff specifically for dogs. People will sooner buy cookies for their canines than for their own children…especially if you give ’em a ridiculous name and/or use some “cute” shape. 

This recipe comes from my friend Carolyn over at The Mill House Inn, so you can blame her for the title. She remembered me complaining about how difficult the dough for the other dog biscuits I made was to work with and thought this would be easier. Turns out, I just have incredibly weak forearms. Still, as far as recipes go, this is incredibly easy. Just takes a little bit of effort to get ’em ready to go in the oven.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup  wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup  tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, Combine wheat flour, oatmeal, and wheat germ. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand-up mixer on low to medium low, combine tomato paste, vegetable oil, water, and honey.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until fully incorporated.
  5. Remove dough from bowl and set on a surface lightly dusted with wheat flower.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough until it’s about 1/4″ in thickness.
  7. Take your favorite cookie cutter shapes and go to town. I tend to use things dogs would “like” and old biddies at bake sales would find cute.
  8. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool.
  10. Try to get your stupid dog to sit still long enough so you can take a photo for Instagram.
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