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Paw-Print Pet Treats

These homemade biscuits are sure to make an impression




Pups will beg for more of these wholesome treats!

Makes about 2 dozen

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brewer's yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Combine flour, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Place canola oil in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to oil in 3 additions, alternating with 1 cup stock; mix until combined.

2. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes (dough will be sticky). Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch fluted cutter ( Transfer to baking sheets. Make an indentation toward the bottom of 1 circle using your thumb, then press dough to make an arch of 4 small circles on top of the thumbprint using the tip of your pinky. Repeat with remaining rounds. Freeze for 15 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating sheets and lightly brushing with remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock halfway through. Turn oven off, and let stand in oven for 40 minutes.

Helpful Hint
Dog treats can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month.


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Martha Stewart Living, March 2010



Reviews (2)

  • Philafilly 25 Jul, 2013

    Thank you, Debra, for the substitution for wheat flour.

    NOTE TO MSL Editors - my dogs are on a grain free diet, and I'd never think of making them a biscuit with all-purpose flour or wheat germ. Some alternative recipes that eliminate corn and wheat would be appreciated!

  • Debagui 20 Feb, 2010

    I tried these at home, substituting the regular flour with cornflour and leaving the salt out. I made tiny pawprints and some bunny-shaped cookies. My dog loved them! Thanks Martha