Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

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!

Bits of Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 40 medium-sized cookies


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


  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.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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