Daisy’s Birthday Dog Biscuits

Daisy’s Birthday Dog Biscuits

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A year ago, I had to make the awful decision to help my canine companion of 10 years across the rainbow bridge. It was a heart-wrenching decision, and I was thoroughly convinced I would never find another dog. About two months after my dog’s passing, I was feeling sorry for myself and telling Clay that there were no puppies left – I’d never, ever have puppy-love in my life again. That night, perusing the classifieds online, I ran across an ad for Mastador/Golden-Doodle puppies. We went to visit the puppies a week later, and a tiny white and golden pup decided she kind of liked us. A month later, she came home with us, and I spent spring break alternatively fretting about housebreaking and sleeping on the couch, and sometimes the floor, with Daisy.

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Sunday is Daisy’s first birthday. She has an incredibly sweet personality and has blended well into life with our four cats and with us. I thought it fitting to make her some gluten-free biscuits for the big day. The happy birthday message was written with dog-friendly icing. It’s a combo of peanut butter and plain yogurt, which she got to have as icing on a Kong ball filled with homemade dog biscuits and dog food.  daisysbiscuits1

Daisy’s Dog Biscuits

Makes 30 biscuits

3 cups brown rice flour
2 eggs
½ cup pureed pumpkin
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup chicken stock
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix. Once the ingredients are mixed together (it will form a very shaggy dough), use your hands to knead a bit. Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface (our dog is fairly gluten intolerant, so I used the rice flour to roll out the dough). Roll the dough to about an 1/8th of an inch to a ¼ inch thick. Cut out using cookie cutters. Place the shaped biscuits onto a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Biscuits store well in an airtight container or can be frozen.

 

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