What is the best recipe for homemade dog treats?


Quick Answer

The best recipe for homemade dog treats comes from the Martha Stewart website and combine the flavors of apple and cheddar cheese in a bone-shaped biscuit. The homemade dog treats can be stored for up to 2 weeks and make great gifts for furry friends.

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What is the best recipe for homemade dog treats?
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Full Answer

Apple Cheddar Dog Biscuits

The recipe below makes about 16 apple cheddar dog biscuits and requires only a few ingredients. The treats do not contain any added flavorings, salt or sugars for a nutritional treat.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Inactive Time: 24 hours

Ready In: 24 hours, 40 min.


  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  1. Preheat oven
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Prepare the pan
  4. Place parchment paper of a non-stick mat on a large baking sheet.

  5. Mix ingredients
  6. Combine barley flour, old-fashioned oatmeal, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, applesauce and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Add 3 tbsp. water to help form the dough.

  7. Roll out dough
  8. Roll the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap until it is 1/4-inch thick.

  9. Cut out dog biscuits
  10. Use a 3 1/2-inch bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Use the scraps to re-roll more dough and cut more shapes.

  11. Bake biscuits
  12. Place the biscuits about an inch apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.

  13. Cool
  14. Cool the biscuits on a wire rack inside the cool oven overnight. Transfer them to an airtight container and store for up to 2 weeks.

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