Veggie Dog Bones
by, 07-19-2011 at 03:24 AM (238 Views)
3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute.
roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and reroll and cut.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Speed cooling by placing them on wire racks. Store in airtight tin.
NOTE: I used instant potatoes instead of wheat flour, my dogs don't do well on wheat. (I maybe used only a 1/2 cup wheat flour mostly for rolling the dough out. I used about 3 cups instant potatoes and 1 1/2 cups water total. You can tell when you need more.) I also dehydrated them after they were baked to really dry them out.