Natural, Homemade Bacon Dog Treats.
I started baking these homemade bacon dog treats, about 2 years now. I would buy dog treats, from the grocery store all the time. Until, some of the big brands started to become recalled. That was really scary, and I looked into making my own dog treats.
These are simple to make, without any chemicals or preservatives. Your house will smell delicious, when you bake these. You will be tempted to eat them yourself! Well, you could if you wanted to. I won’t tell anyone. But… your dog may not want to share them.
Here’s a video to show you I make these treats (In memory of Hennessy the Husky).
Our dogs know when I’m baking them, homemade bacon dog treats. They swarm me in the kitchen while baking these treats. This is my main recipe for making homemade dog treats.
I will make a double batch of dough, cut out the shapes. Bake half and store the other half, in the freezer. When the dog treat jar is low or empty, I pull out the frozen dough shapes and bake. I haven’t needed to buy dog treats for my dogs in a long time. My dogs know the sound of the treat jar opening. They could be asleep in the living room or upstairs. If they hear the treat jar opening, they will come flying into the kitchen.
Dogs Love Them!
As you can see, no complaints here. No doggie nose, will turn these treats away. I remember, buying a name brand package of dog treats. My dogs, didn’t want anything to do with them. Some dogs are picky and just know what they like. I use these treats, to put inside of kongs. The dogs will keep busy for a while, trying to get the treats out from the kong.
- 2 1/2 Cups White Whole Wheat Flour (regular AP flour can be used)
- 1/3 -1/2 Cup Bacon Grease (room temp)
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1 Egg
- Preheat oven to350 degrees
- Whisk the egg, water and bacon grease together in a large bowl.
- Mix in the flour, until a dough forms. If the dough is still sticky, just add more flour in 1/4 cup increments.
- Generously flour your work surface and place dough on floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of dough and rolling pin. Roll out the dough on a floured surface anywhere between 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch thickness. Prick the entire surface with a fork.
- Cut into preferred shapes. Place as many as you can on baking sheet. These will not spread.
- Bake 25 -30 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool completely.
- You want to make sure the treats are a deep golden color. If your not sure the dog treats have baked all the way. You can break one in half and check. I like to turn the oven off and let them cool in the oven. Just check on them every once in a while. You want a dry crunchy treat. Not soggy or soft. Because they can get moldy in the container you store them.
- You can store the dough shapes in the freezer. Put dough shapes on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and place in freezer bag ( I use empty cereal bags to store stuff in the freezer). When ready to bake, remove from freezer and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
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