With the Christmas season fast approaching, my friend Holly I have been busy making homemade gifts for our friends and family (see prior posts Strawberry Jam & Oreo Pops). We didn't want to leave out our furry friends, so we decided to try making homemade Milk Bones. We thought they turned out looking pretty authentic (thank-you dog bone shaped cookie cutters!), but the true test was in what our dogs would think of them. They ate them right up and pleaded for more afterwards. Success!
Ingredients- 1 cup broth (beef, chicken, or veggie)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat broth in the microwave (about 40 seconds, or until hot enough to melt butter). Pour broth over butter and stir until melted.
Stir in powdered milk, and beaten egg.
Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
Roll on floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness (if the dough is too thin, the Milk Bones will burn).
Cut into bone shapes using a cookie cutter, and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 50 minutes.
Cool for about 20 minutes. Milk Bones will harden upon cooling.
Makes just over a pound.
Our "official" taste testers Raya & Milton.
Milton is a rock star when it comes to balancing treats on his nose!
This picture came from our Twitter invitation to Holly & Milton to come make dog treats: