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You can treat your dog like a family member, making him or her their own home made treats for the holidays, just as you would a family member.

These are not only easy and inexpensive but are much better for your dog than the purchased variety, with the addition of the brewers yeast, which some people claim will also help to repel fleas on your pet.


1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
6 tablespoons butter
One egg
1 cup cold water
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 1/2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters
Cookie sheet

If you can find a cookie cutter shaped like a dog bone, awesome, but you can use anything at all. What I used was a cat shaped cutter, but in a pinch you could use an egg shape, a christmas tree or just about anything that doesn’t have some hard sharp edges.
NOTE: You probably won’t find brewers yeast anywhere except a health food store or a place like GNC.

Your Directions

Soften 6 tablespoons of butter

Cream the butter and egg together.
Measure one and one half cups whole wheat flour and one cup white flour and sift into a bowl.

Add the half cup of powdered milk to the flour.
Add 1 cup cornmeal, 2 tablespoons wheat germ and the brewers yeast to the flour.
Stir all the dry ingredients together until they are unrecognizable as separate ingredients. In other words until they are very well mixed.

Add about a half cup of the dry goods to the butter and egg.   Add a little water, then dry, then water again, alternating the ingredients.

Knead the remainder of the dry ingredients in and work the mixture until there are no dry areas remaining and everything has been moistened.

Roll out on a floured surface to about a half inch thick.

Stamp them out with cookie cutters, rerolling the mix as necessary.

Spread on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 oven  for about 35-45 minutes, or just until beginning to brown.

Store in an airtight container.


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