Dog Biscuit Mix in a Jar
1 quart wide-mouth canning jar
1 dog biscuit cookie cutter
16 inches of a pretty ribbon
1 large envelope; (punch a hole in the upper left corner
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar; or white sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of salt
In a medium mixing bowl, combine: 1 cup all-purpose unbleached
flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/2 cup
instant nonfat dry milk powder, 1 teaspoon brown sugar or white
sugar, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, pinch of salt . Using a funnel,
pour dry ingredients into the jar.
Close jar tightly. Tie dog biscuit cookie cutter and instruction
card around the top of the card with a pretty ribbon.
Type baking instructions (see below) on a pretty piece of paper or
card and tuck inside the envelope.
Make Your Own Dog Biscuits
Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat it to 250 degrees
F. Place Dog Biscuit Mix ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Add in
1 large egg, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup grated
Parmesan cheese, 1/4 to 1/2 cup (or more) hot chicken broth, beef
broth or very hot water. Make a dough that's very heavy, but not
sticky. Add more flour or water, 1 teaspoon at a time if dough is
too moist (use flour) or too dry (use hot water). Turn out dough
onto a floured pastry cloth and knead 8-10 times until elastic. Let
dough rest for 5 minutes. Roll out dough ½ of an inch thick and cut
with a dog-bone shaped cutter. Place cookies close together as they
will not spread.
Bake for 1 hour, rotate the baking trays in the oven (turn tray
around 180 degrees), and bake them another half hour. Cool the
cookies in the pan for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire cake rack
to cool completely.