Maple Dog Treat Recipe

Your pooch will love treats dripping in maple-y goodness.

Your pooch will love treats dripping in maple-y goodness.

Nothing says "good dog" like a batch of homemade dog treats. When you care enough to make cookies for your canine right in your own kitchen, he'll really feel special. If your pooch has a sweet tooth these maple dog treats are sure to be a hit.

Using Maple Flavoring

Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heat water and stir bouillon in until it's fully dissolved.

Mix bouillon water with the oil, maple flavor, flour and oatmeal until a stiff, cookie-like dough forms.

Roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a floured surface with the rolling pin.

Cut shapes out of dough with cookie cutters.

Re-roll and recut the dough until it is all used.

Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray, then put treats on it and place in the preheated oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Remove the treats from the oven and brush melted margarine over the tops with the pastry brush.

Using Maple Syrup

Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the bacon fat, egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water until it's all incorporated.

Stir the flour and the wheat germ into the peanut butter mixture until it is mixed well, then stir in the diced bacon.

Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface with the rolling pin, then cut into shapes using the cookie cutters. Re-roll and recut the dough to use it all.

Place the treats on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Put the treats into the heated oven and bake them for 12 to 15 minutes.

Items you will need

  • For maple flavoring recipe:
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • Margarine, melted
  • Pastry brush
  • For maple syrup recipe:
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • Bacon fat reserved from cooking the bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • For both recipes:
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking spray

Tips

  • Always allow your homemade treats to cool thoroughly before serving them to your dog, to avoid burning his mouth and throat.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container.
  • If you have a dog treat recipe that calls for honey, maple syrup can be substituted for the honey measure for measure to give the treats a different flavor.
 

About the Author

Elle Di Jensen has been a writer and editor since 1990. She began working in the fitness industry in 1987, and her experience includes editing and publishing a workout manual. She has an extended family of pets, including special needs animals. Jensen attended Idaho and Boise State Universities. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications.

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