Homemade Dog Biscuits

homemade dog biscuits Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup rye flour

1 cup corn meal

2 Tbsp. dry milk

½ Tbsp. salt

¾ cup chicken stock

1/8 to ¼ cup animal fat drippings* (bacon, beef, lamb)

1 egg

1 package yeast, dissolved in ¼ cup warm water


1 egg

1 Tbsp. milk


Save the pan drippings the next time you cook bacon, beef or lamb. Refrigerate if you are not making the biscuits right away.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Heat refrigerated pan drippings in microwave for 30-45 seconds to liquefy. Total liquid from the chicken stock and pan drippings should be 1 cup. Add more chicken stock if necessary or only use stock if pan drippings aren’t available. Add stock and drippings, dissolved yeast and egg to dry ingredients work the dough into a ball. The dough should be manageable and not too sticky. There is no need to knead or worry about overworking the dough.

Divide the dough into three pieces and roll out each piece on a floured surface with a rolling pin to ¼ in. thickness. Cut the dough with cookie cutters or with a knife into rectangles appropriately sized for the dog.

Optional: Make an egg wash by beating an egg and 1 Tbsp. milk in a bowl. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg wash for a basted dog bone look and a darker finish.

Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Biscuits will harden once cooled.

Makes 3 to 5 dozen biscuits based on the size of the biscuit.

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Check out the how to video here:

* For health reasons, I use only nitrite-free, hormone/antibiotic free meats. Dog food has animal fat in it from questionable sources, so the minimal about of fat from a reputable source in this recipe is mostly for slight flavor/smell. I do consider it the secret ingredient in this recipe that makes dogs go crazy for them!

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