Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homemade Apple Dog Treats

I've been meaning to make my own dog treats since last Christmas. My mom (or maybe my sister) gave me a mix from Crate & Barrel. All you need to do is add eggs and chicken or beef broth. Every time I think to make them, I don't have one of the ingredients. 

With our influx of foster dogs, we go through treats like crazy. The rescue gives us some they receive as donations, but it still seems like we're always flying through them. Mia got adopted on Saturday, so I figured I know needed to replenish the treat Tupperware for Izzy. Our treat jar broke last weekend...was a sad day. Good thing the holidays are right around the corner! Izzy is hoping Santa brings her a new one. 

I found this recipe on Pinterest and made few changes. This was one of the few recipes I could find that didn't use peanut butter. I didn't peel my apples because I didn't want to spend the time. I did drop them quick into the food processor, and you can see the bits of apple in there. I used an ice cream cone cookie cutter because that was all I had. Don't ask. 

See original recipe here.

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 small finely chopped or grated apples (could probably do 1 large/medium)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking sheet. 
  • Combine flour and cornmeal. Add in apples, egg, oil, brown sugar and water. 
  • Flour your work surface and roll out dough. I rolled mine about 1/2 inch thick. Cut your cookies and place on baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in there for another 30-45 minutes to let them crisp up. 
  • Store in airtight container.

Izzy is not the world's best behaved dog, but she does have a pretty reliable "leave it" when it comes to treats. She was a good sport through my photos and got two treats as compensation for her hard work. She loved 'em!


  1. That is too cute. How wonderful that your family cares for foster dogs. You made your puppies very happy!

  2. My sisters and i would like to send you my sincere gratitude for helping support the HPP.

    Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,
    Your new Friends - Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle too