Catnip crackers for cats
Cats will go bonkers for these catnip crackers, so save them for rainy-day treats and special occasions.
3⁄4 cup (110 g) flour
1⁄2 cup (75 g) wholemeal flour
10 g dried catnip (available at pet shops and in the pet aisle of some supermarkets)
1⁄2 cup (125 g) yogurt
3 teaspoons honey
45 ml vegetable oil
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (Gas 4). In a medium bowl, mix the flours and catnip together. Stir in the yogurt, egg, honey and vegetable oil.
2. Press out the dough on a floured surface and cut into tiny treats using a cookie cutter or pizza wheel. Place on a greased biscuit tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Makes 24 or more depending on the size of crackers.
via: Reader's Digest
Peanut butter biscuits for dogs
These are crunchy, healthy peanut butter dog biscuits that are sure to please even the most finicky of pooches.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup spelt flour (if you don’t have it, use wheat flour in its place)
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2 TBSP flax seeds
1-1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix up the flour, oats and flax seeds in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add the peanut butter and stir in the water.
4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. You want to add in more flour, little by little, until the dough is no longer sticky.
5. Roll out the dough until it's approximately 1/4 inch thick. Here's where you get to use those hydrant and bone-shaped, small cookie cutters! Or you can use your handy dandy pizza cutter to cut the dough into rectangles.
6. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn your oven off. By allowing them to cool in the oven, you'll get crunchy biscuits!
Makes 24 dog biscuits.
via: Dog Treat Recipes
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