Dog bones are really easy and fun to make! Not only will your kids like to help cut out these little bones, your dog will also be very happy to help by eating them up! You will need a dog-bone cookie cutter, or you can get creative and shape them as round “balls”, or cats… or whatever cookie-cutter shape your dog will devour! (But of coarse, I hope your dog doesnt really like to devour cats!)
~Veggie-licious Dog Bones~
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/8 cup diced red bell pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix flour, oatmeal, vegetables, & sunflower kernels in a bowl. Whisk the water & oil together and then mix into the flour fixture. Fold with a rubber spatula until it starts to turn doughy. Knead dough for 2-3 minutes and roll out 1/4″ thick. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the bottoms of the biscuits become brown. If they don’t seem hard enough, leave them in the oven as it cools.** (We got 42 bones when we made these!) Store in air-tight container and freeze extras, if desired.
** UPDATE: I would definetly recommend leaving them in the oven to cool or even flipping them halfway through the cooking time to make sure both sides are good and brown. If you don’t cook them until they are nice & crunchy, they will get almost rubbery after a few hours (which could lead to them getting moldy after several days). So… cook those bones until they are “bone-hard”!