Honey-Oat Dog Treat Recipe

Skip the store-bought treats and make homemade dog cookies.
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If you’re snacking on a tasty treat and your dog begs for a bite, it’s always tough to say no. People food is generally bad for dogs, but you can create some pooch-appropriate snacks with a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature may seem a little low, but these dog treats need to cook at a lower temperature than human cookies to dry them out and make them crispy and crunchy.

Step 2

Pour the oats and flour in a mixing bowl, and stir in the honey. Use a little muscle to thoroughly mix in the sticky honey. If the dough is too stiff to stir, add one tablespoon of low-sodium chicken broth at a time to the dough and stir until it's all well mixed.

Step 3

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warm spot to rest for at least an hour. This gives the flavors time to meld and helps the oats soak up the tasty honey and broth.

Step 4

Dust your counter with a little flour and drop the dough onto the floured surface. Roll the dough to a thickness of half an inch and cut the dough with cookie cutters. Any shape is fine, although doggy-themed cutters are always appropriate for dog treats, especially if you're giving them as gifts. Lift the cookies off the counter with a spatula and set them on a clean cookie sheet.

Step 5

Place the cookies on the middle rack in the hot oven and bake them for 20 minutes. Pull the sheet out of the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before feeding them to your furry friend.

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