Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

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Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away and I went a little overboard at the baking supply store. I got a few new cookie cutters I couldn’t wait to try out, and this Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe seemed like the perfect dough to cut into. And besides, nothing says love to dogs like a bit of bacon! Oscar loved his XO cookies and he wanted me to share the love with all of you!

Makes 40 medium-sized cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup powdered milk

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon wheat bran

3 strips bacon, crumbled

1 egg

1 cup beef broth

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fry up bacon to desired crispness and let cool. Crumble into small pieces.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, powdered milk, garlic powder, wheat bran and bacon bits. Stir in the broth and egg. Stir into a stiff dough.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ¼ to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place onto a non-stick baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off oven and let treats sit for an additional 10 minutes. Let cool on cooling racks.
  6. Keep treats fresh by keeping them in refrigerator or freezer.

Do you do anything special for your dog on Valentine’s Day? Are you going to bake up some “love”-ly treats just for him or her? Let us know what your Valentine’s Day plans are in the comment section below.