Google "dog cookie recipes" and you'll find thousands on the internet. But I prefer to concoct my own. You really don't need a recipe. Your measurements need not be precise. You need no leavening agent at all, since dog cookies will keep better if they're flat and very crisp. Nor do you need any sweetener, although I occasionally use a wee bit of molasses.
Look around your cabinets for some of these items:
- oatmeal, preferably cooked
- flax seed
- wheat germ
- whole wheat flour
- vegetable oil
- peanut butter
- canned pumpkin
- parmesan cheese
- beef or chicken stock
- ground cooked beef or poultry
- millet (as a breakfast cereal)
- brown rice
- minced garlic
- powdered milk/powdered buttermilk
If you think your cookies need seasoning, add some low-sodium beef or chicken broth as your moisture (instead of water). Don't be afraid to throw in a little cinnamon, primarily for the "aromatic" holiday appeal.
My dogs' favorites:
The recipes: a bunch of this, a little of that, a pinch of whatever...remember your dogs aren't as picky about what they eat and taste as we are. Just make sure you use good, wholesome ingredients (no artificial stuff) and you cook them long enough to avoid mold...that is, if they last long enough to get stale!