Treats/cookies/biscuits/nomnoms WHATEVER you want to call them, are definitely something you can make at home and reward your four-legged buddy with. Here is my favorite dog-approved, vet-tech approved recipe that is gentle on their tummies:
Gogo Biscuits (Named after my dog, Gogo Gadget):
Gogo biscuits are an easy way to make some delicious treats. The batter is very difficult to use a cookie cutter on, so rolling this biscuit like balls proved to be the best way to cook the biscuits.
They look like this:
Preheat oven to 350F
- 2 cups of white rice flour (brown rice is hard for their tummies to process)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of cooked, pureed pumpkin (substitute: cooked, mashed sweet potato)
- ½ cup of 100% organic salt-free creamy peanut butter
Mix until combined, batter will be light and airy, if too dry, at some water, about 1 tablespoon at a time.
Line baking sheet with compostable parchment paper or lightly grease pan with canola oil. Pat some rice flour on your hands and roll dough into gumball-sized circles and flatten them slightly on the baking sheet.
Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes. Let them cool on baking sheet before trying to move them, they will fall apart if they are not cool. Store at room temperature for a week or in the fridge for a month. You can also freeze them for several months, and give to your bigger dogs as a chilly snack in the summer.
(They look pretty similar raw or cooked, but they will feel a LOT firmer)
*These biscuits and barkies DO NOT store well at room temperature. Refrigerate and they will last for about 10 days. Freeze and they will last 1-2 months.
My dogs LOVE eating the treats straight out of the freezer on a hot summer day. It’s a nice, cool, healthy treat.