This very simple recipe only requires two ingredients: flour and pureed baby food.
When you look for a baby food be careful to read the label. Some baby foods contain members of the Allium family, onion, garlic and leeks, which are toxic to your dog. Make sure to choose a brand without.
The type of flour you use will also impact the structure and texture of your treat. Older dogs might prefer their treats soft and crumbly while a rock hard treat can be satisfying for a teething puppy.
The trick to firmer treats is to choose flour with a high protein content, such as whole-wheat flour or chickpea flour. Flours lacking protein means a less cohesive and crumbly cookie. Some of the lowest protein flours includes rice flour and tapioca flours. These flours can be much harder to work with when baking and you will need to increase amount of baby food you use.
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup baby food*
*More or less might be needed depending on your chosen flour.
Place a baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°.
In a bowl, mix flour and baby food and knead to form a stiff dough. If the dough is too dry, add additional baby food. If the dough is too wet, add additional flour.
Roll the dough to 3mm thick. Use your favorite cookie cutter to create treats and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake until the surface of the treats are golden brown, around 25 minutes.
Turn the oven off. For a harder, drier treat, allow them to cool inside the oven completely before removing.
Store in an airtight container.