Treats for Cian

Since my daughter is all grownup, my dog has become my baby. Cian is a 2-year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I love him to death and spoil him rotten.

I’ve been looking around for easy recipes so I could make him treats. I wanted him to have something that didn’t have a lot of crap in it and was good for him. Cian probably eats better than I do. I mean, the boy eats chicken & pea grain-free organic dog food from Costco. Costco is one of my favorite places to shop. I always find what I want there and, sometimes, things I didn’t even know I just had to have!

They are all over the place on Pinterest to find something all natural and good for him. And to be honest, it wasn’t difficult at all. The difficulty was narrowing it down to one or two. I finally settled on this 3 Ingredient Chicken Dog Biscuit. I wanted something that wasn’t going to have a lot of ingredients and wouldn’t take much time.

I pulled to everything I needed. The recipe calls for 1 ¼ cup of flour that is anything but wheat. Wheat is one of the top five allergy provoking ingredients for dogs according to the American Kennel Club. So, I decided on a combination of brown rice and garbanzo bean flours.

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For the liquid, the recipe called for 3 tablespoons of oil (I used a canola, olive, grape oil blend) and a 1/3 cup of chicken broth.

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After I mixed it up and was ready to start rolling it and realized it was too dry. While dog biscuits are supposed to be a little drier, the dough was just too dry. I ended adding another tablespoon or so of water and the dough was ready. I just purchased this really cool rolling pin that has these rings at the end that make it easier to get it to the thickness/thinness you want. And of course, I purchased it on Amazon, another one of my favorite places to shop.

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The next important decision was which of my doggy treat cookie cutters I should use. These are the cutest little things (again, an Amazon purchase). I wanted a biscuit that wasn’t too big so I decided go with the paw print.

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After rolling it out, I got all the little paws cut out and into the oven they went.

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Twenty minutes in the oven and they are ready for Cian. In fact, he has already had his first one. He likes them and I like knowing exactly what is in them.

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Now off to get the bread machine going and to start baking (not in the bread machine) the five (5) acorn squash my neighbor gave me.

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