An easy recipe for “homemade whey dog treats.” Only 4 ingredients needed, and dog approved!
Homemade Whey Dog Treats.
After making my Simple Homemade Crock-pot Vanilla Yogurt – Which you should totally check out! I had liquid whey left over, and saved it. Homemade whey is excess liquid that has been strained from yogurt, or cheese. Homemade whey has healthy vitamins, minerals, and packed with natural protein. Lots of people don’t know what to do with liquid whey, after making homemade yogurt, and cheeses. It often gets thrown away. But… Instead of tossing it out, you can make dog treats!
My dogs went crazy for these treats!
Plus, it’s a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen. They can choose their own cookie cutter, and cut out a “special” treat for the family pet.
Here’s what I did:
I used mild sausage drippings, an egg, liquid whey, and all-purpose flour. I made sure the drippings were warm (not hot – or it can scramble the egg). I whisked the warm sausage drippings, egg and liquid whey together. I stirred in the flour, and formed a dough. Once a dough starts to form, I use my hands to really mix it together.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Flour the counter, and roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use any type of cookie cutter you choose. I went with a 3 inch puppy cookie cutter. I was able to make 1 dozen dog treats, with that size. I placed the dog treat cut-outs, onto a non-stick baking sheet – lined with a non-stick baking mat. I baked them for 50 minutes, at 350 F degrees. I always allow the treats to completely cool, before giving to my dogs.
Homemade Whey Dog Treats – Depending on size of cookie cutter, amounts will vary.
- 1/2 cup mild sausage drippings – warm
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup liquid whey – room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Set out a large baking sheet, lined with a non-stick cooking mat. Place the pan off to the side.
Step Two: Whisk together the sausage drippings, egg, and liquid whey. Stir in the flour and mix until a dough forms.
Step Three: Flour the counter, and the top of dough. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out treats with cookie cutter, and place on baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Allow to completely cool, before giving to your dog.
NOTE: Any meat drippings can be used. Water can be used in place of the whey.
Get in the kitchen, and bake up some memories!
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