Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spoiled Puppy

My husband tells me that sometimes he thinks that I love my dog more than I love him. Sometimes I think he may be right... Take for example, my husband's recent request for Apple muffins which lead to baking, but not to make him muffins...

Last year when searching for a dog biscuit recipe I stumbled upon a great dog treat recipes website and signed up for their newsletter. There is a great recipe for Apple Biscuits that my dog loves, but this time I substituted chopped apple with apple sauce. Because the sauce adds more liquid to the recipe, it requires some additional flour, which I added until the dough was stiff. Also my apple sauce was already sweetened so I omitted the brown sugar:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 apple - chopped or grated
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/8 cup water

Preheat oven to 350, spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray (I use parchment paper). I use my Kitchen Aid, first combine all dry items and then add the liquid items and sugar. Lightly dust work surface with flour and roll dough out to 7/8" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of desired shape and size.

Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes. Turn off oven, leave door closed 1 hour to crisp treats.

Remove treats from oven.

Store baked treats in airtight container or zip lock bag and place in refrigerator or freezer.

One happy Puppy!


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What a sweetie (I have such a soft spot for yellow labs)! My husband says the same thing about our cats. We treat them better than we treat ourselves. Sure makes us feel good, though! :)