Leon has a canine play buddy named, Riley, who is a long-legged Jack Russell terrier mix. It’s quite a contrast to see long and lean Riley and short-legged Leon romping in the back yard or conked out on the living room couch together while Mom and Dad play cards to wee hours of the morning. Oh! What a dog has to put up with….
Riley’s mom, Peggy, and I decided to make our furry guys (our dogs, not our husbands) some homemade doggie biscuits. The boys loved them, quickly responding, “Ruff! ruff! ruff” which must mean, “More, more, more!”
Riley’s Favorite Homemade Dogie Biscuits
2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup non-fat milk powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
6 tablespoons margarine or shortening
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons liver powder
1/2 cup ice water
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, powdered milk, garlic powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening. Mix in egg, add liver powder. Add ice water until mixture forms a ball. Pat out dough 1/2″ thick on lightly oiled cookie sheet. Cut with any size cutter and remove scraps. Bake 30 minutes. Cool before serving.