12.22.2009

Harold's special recipe: Salmon dog biscuits!

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Little pastry chef, hard at work.

Harold has been slaving away, baking doggie Christmas cookies for all of his buddies. Together, we baked salmon-flavored dog biscuits. The tails have not stopped wagging.

Harold taste testing his salmon biscuits.
Taste test.

salmon dog treats
The finished product!

It kind of bums us out that so many dog treats are filled with junk that is unhealthy for dogs, like flour, corn and soy products. We came up with these healthy cookies, made with salmon, oats, eggs and veggies. The cookies baked up nice and crisp and held shape well. Our beebs go wild for them. I'll be honest, I had a bite too. Not too bad! Like a really hard, unseasoned salmon croquette.

Mischievous Harold is notorious for sneaking my cooling Christmas cookies off the kitchen table. This time, he must have been stoked to find something there just for him!

Healthy Salmon Dog Cookies:

(Makes about 5 dozen 4" cookies)

1 15.oz can salmon, with juice
4 cups dry oatmeal
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 carrot, shredded
3 eggs, shells and all
1/2 cup sesame seeds

In a food processor, grind 3 1/2 cups of oatmeal into a fine meal. Pour into separate bowl and set aside. Combine salmon (with juice), peas and carrots in food processor and puree. Incorporate eggs, shells and all. Pulse in ground oats. Scrape mixture into a large bowl and fold in remaining oats and sesame seeds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chill dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Sprinkle flour over a clean surface. Roll out dough with a floured rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes or cut into squares. Bake for 30 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (These will also keep well in the freezer).

Warning: Although it was definitely worth the effort, our house smelled mighty fishy all day long! Prepare yourself.

5 comments:

  1. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm making all my presents this year, and cat toys and dog treats were on my list. Thank you SO much for the recipe! I think I'm going to bake them Christmas Day when my family is over, so my Mom's Pomeranian and Hunter can have their presents straight from the oven. I'll just turn my Scentsy on and hope that it masks the smell :)

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  2. Awesome! I hope they like them. Also, if you want to use something less fishy, you could substitute 2 cups cooked meat of any kind and 1/2 cup chicken broth for the canned salmon.

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  3. The picture of him taste testing kills me.

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  4. The picture of him taste testing kills me.

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