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Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

It’s only 20 days until Christmas! That’s why BestBullySticks.com is going to be sharing festive, yummy dog treats you can whip up for your four-legged house guests and Fido’s friends very quickly. Thumbprint cookies seem to be a staple in many Holiday baked-good gifts, so now you can treat your neighborhood dogs to the same treat. Using all-natural jam and yummy peanut butter, these Thumbprint Dog Treats are sure to make an impression.

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
1/2 cup chicken broth, low sodium
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup all-natural strawberry jam, sugar free (see recipe note!)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325° F

2. Whisk together the flour, oats and cinnamon.

3. Place the peanut butter, chicken broth and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Stir together the warm peanut butter and liquids. If needed, microwave again for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir again until all of the liquid is incorporated into the peanut butter.

4. Make a well in the dry ingredients.

5. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir, using a fork, until dough forms.

6. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

7. Using a tablespoon sized cookie scooper, scoop out rounded balls onto the prepared baking sheet. read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Puppy Treats!

Now that we’ve given thanks, it’s time to think of those loved ones and treat them to a special gift of your affection. If some of those loved ones are four-legged, BestBullySticks.com has just the thing to please the pups in your life. With just of your dog’s yummy favorite and a special Fido-friendly frosting, you’ll be the best gift giver around! Enjoy these Peanut Butter Pumpkin Puppy Treats! 

Ingredients
3 cups brown rice flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350° F. In large bowl stir all ingredients until soft dough forms.

2. Divide dough in half. Using brown-rice-floured rolling pin, roll each dough half to 1/2 inch thickness on brown-rice-floured surface. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts about 1 inch apart.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until dry and golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup yogurt chips (you can find these at most pet stores!)
1 tsp vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Microwave in microwavable bowl uncovered on High about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over puppy treats.

Recipe Notes: Store in dog treat jar at room temperature up to 1 week. For longer storage keep in refrigerator or freezer.

Check with your vet to make sure these puppy treats fit into your dog’s diet. Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to.

Bone Appétit & Enjoy!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens.

Be sure to check out our other seasonal dog treat recipes that would be great stocking stuffers, goodie bags or party treats! 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Two Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving!

Gobble, gobble goes the turkey! And gobble, gobble goes the turkey dinner! What goes best with turkey? Why, sweet potatoes and cranberries, of course! Show how thankful you are for your dog this Turkey Day and pass your pooches plate to fill up on these great, healthy treats. Doggy Dessert Chef is providing the fixings via the BestBullySticks.com Healthy Dog Blog!

Wheat-Free Sweet Potato Turkey

Ingredients
1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained
1 large Sweet Potato, cooked and mashed
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Milk
2 cups Soy Flour

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, stirring well after each addition.

3. Scoop 1/2 tablespoon sized balls into prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned at the edges. Cool and Refrigerate.

Recipe Note: Makes 4 to 5 dozen treats.

Cranberry Turkey

Ingredients
1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained
1 cup dried Cranberries
1 tablespoons Honey
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Milk
2 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, stirring well after each addition

3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/2 inch thick and cut with the cookie cutter of your choice.

4. Place on your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.

Recipe Note: Makes 3 to 4 dozen rounds

Bone Appétit & Enjoy!

BestBullySticks.com hopes everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks to Doggy Dessert Chef for these wonderful recipes and photos! For even more yummy turkey treats, visit Doggy Dessert Chef’s website

Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Swirls

The slightest smell of cinnamon ushers in the Holiday season. But baking all day is time away from family and friends. That’s why today BestBullySticks.com brings you an easy, but impressive doggy treat that will stand up to your pooches taste test, won’t break the bank or take all day! Darla from Darla Cooks lent us this fantastic recipe, which her dogs readily approved of and yours will, too!

Ingredients

Dough One:
4 cups whole wheat flour

½ cup cornmeal

1-1/3 cups water

1/3 cup peanut butter

1 egg

Dough Two
4 cups whole wheat flour

2/3 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup banana, mashed

1 egg

1-1/4 cups water

2 Tbs vegetable oil

2 Tbs molasses

2 Tbs cinnamon

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). 


2. Combine all Dough One ingredients and mix thoroughly. Knead on a lightly floured surface. Set aside.


3. Combine all Dough Two ingredients and mix thoroughly. Knead on a lightly floured surface. 


4. Roll each dough separately to a 1/8 inch thickness, into rectangles. Lightly brush a little water over the top of the light-colored dough.  Place the darker colored dough on top, then roll up like a jellyroll. Wrap the roll in plastic and chill in the freezer for one hour.

5. Cut the roll into 1/4 inch slices. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for one hour.

Bone Appétit!

Thanks to Darla Cooks for sharing this recipe and her photo with us!

Be sure to check out all of Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipes to find a great homemade treat for your pooch! We’ve got great Fall recipes like Gluten-Free Cheddar Pumpkin Treats, 1-Ingredient Sweet Potato Treats, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscuits, Pumpkin Please Pupsicles and more for a great festive Autumn treat! 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Pumpkin Please Pupsicles

Pumpkin pie is a staple of the Fall and Holiday season. And BestBullySticks.com knows no matter how cool it may get, ice cream goes great with pumpkin pie! Because we know that you love your dog, we found a recipe from Kirby the Dorkie that lets you include your four-legged family member! These quick and yummy treats are like mixing the pumpkin pie with the ice cream! Whip up these Pumpkin Please Pupsicles for your pooch this Fall!

Ingredients:
1 – 15 oz can pure pumpkin purée**
Same amount of vanilla yogurt
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:
1. Pour pumpkin into a large bowl.

2. Fill empty can with vanilla yogurt and add to the bowl.

3. Add cinnamon.

4. Mix well.

**Don’t use pumpkin pie filling which is full of ingredients dogs don’t need. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe Notes: If using plain yogurt add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

It’s that easy! This way has a little twang to it from the yogurt which is ok since Kirby likes yogurt but make sure your dog does. For a frozen treat you have several choices: use your ice cream maker, freeze and stir in thirty minute intervals until it has a creamy consistency, or spoon into molds or little plastic cups, cover with saran wrap and freeze.

Thanks to Debby & Kirby at Kirby the Dorkie for sharing their great recipe and photos!

Bone Appétit!

 

Be sure to check out all of Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipes to find a great homemade treat for your pooch! We’ve got great Fall recipes like Gluten-Free Cheddar Pumpkin Treats, 1-Ingredient Sweet Potato Treats, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscuits and more for a great festive Autumn treat! 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Braaaaain Pupcakes

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN! It’s no trick! It’s all treats around here at BBS! BestBullySticks.com is excited to celebrate this October 31st with a scrumptiously scary dog treat! Erica at For the Love of Pooch blog shared her Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Brain Pupcake recipe with us and we’re sharing it with you! This fall-flavored, Halloween-themed treat will have your dog’s tail wagging! Have a ghoulishly great October 31st, Bully Fans!

Ingredients
1 C. of whole wheat flour (regular or white)
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 C. skim milk
1/4 C. unsweetened & unsalted peanut butter
1/8 C. pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 C. water

Frosting:
1/4 C. pumpkin
1 oz low fat cream cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. Mix flour, egg, olive oil, honey, skim milk, peanut butter, pumpkin, and water together. Batter should be thick.

3. Pour into cupcake tins about 2/3 full.

4. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Let cool.

5. Mix 1/4 C. of pumpkin with 1 oz of cream cheese. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6. Using a Wilton #12 tip, pipe the left and right hemispheres of the brain then pipe the middle.

Recipe Notes: Cut into small pieces for your dog to avoid choking. Feed this treat sparingly as a very special treat. The honey and cream cheese gives this treat a higher sugar and fat content.

Store in an airtight container for 5 days.

Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.

Thanks to Erica (& her dog Mochi) for sharing this yummy Halloween treat!

Bone Appétit! And Happy Howl-O-Ween, Bully Fans!

Weekly Drool Recipe: Easy Crockpot Chicken & Brown Rice

BestBullySticks.com knows that dog lovers have to be the healthy conscience for their dogs.  Making smart feeding choices is a large part of those choices, but it’s not always easy to know what’s best for your dog. Feeding high quality kibble is a great foundation, but each dog has different nutritional needs. Talking to your vet about a good feeding supplements might be best for you four-legged best friend. But, BestBullySticks.com thinks this Easy Crockpot Chicken & Brown Rice recipe is a great start! Packed with great veggies and protein, your pet will love this addition to his food bowl! This hearty addition to your dog’s food is perfect for the cooler months as well.

Ingredients
Base
1 cup brown rice

2 cups water

Vegetables
1/2 lb. green beans, broken into segments

1 medium sweet potato, raw, cut into medium-sized chunks (leave skin on)

3 carrots, sliced into about 1″ thick rounds

Protein
2 boneless chicken breasts (with or without skin)

Directions
1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer, don’t mix).

2. Cook on low for about 8 hours, on high for about 5 hours.

3. When done, stir, breaking up the chicken into small pieces. Everything will be quite soft.

4. Let cool and serve; can be used with a quality kibble or by itself, in a serving size appropriate for your dog’s weight and activity level.

Refrigerate unused portion; keeps up to three days.

Substitutions are allowed! For vegetables, try broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or any of several types of squash. For the protein source, beef cubes, turkey or lamb also work. Use organic ingredients if possible.

Bone Appétit!

Be sure to check out all of Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipes to find a great homemade treat for your pooch! We’ve got great Fall recipes like Gluten-Free Cheddar Pumpkin Treats, 1-Ingredient Sweet Potato Treats, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscuits and more for a great festive Autumn treat! 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Seri’s Grain-Free Dog Treats via Tasty Yummies Blog

Increasingly, gluten-free diets are becoming common in American households. BestBullySticks.com knows that these grain-free meals aren’t just for the humans anymore, either. Beth at Tasty Yummies blog has been eating gluten-free for 7 years and shares her great recipes with her readers. By a stroke of irony, Beth’s Miniature Bull Terrier, Seri has a gluten allergy and needs grain-free food and treats. Beth wanted to create a special 2nd birthday surprise for her special dog and that’s what she has shared with us today—Seri’s Grain Free Dog Treats! Keep reading to learn more about Seri, Beth and these great treats!

Seri came into our lives nearly two years ago at a time that I never thought I would be getting a new dog. It was much sooner than either one of us imagined that we would be doing the puppy thing again!

We patiently waited for the litter to be born to find out if we would be getting a pup and we soon found out that we were in fact getting a sweet little white baby with the tiniest little spot on her bum! We thought long and hard about a name and ultimately decided on Seri (inspired by the word Serigraphy – another word for screen printing). We picked Seri up the day before my birthday and she was so tiny and sweet. We of course fell in love with her instantly.

Seri is a very independent dog and for all of the amazing cuddle sessions that we have, she also loves to be on her own, either in one of her crates or wrapped up in a pile of blankets in our bed. Oh and Seri has a serious, serious love for playing ball. If that dog sees a ball she goes nuts. No matter how tired she is or where we are, if we pull out one of her balls, she is ready for it. Seri has this ability to make everyone around her smile and she walks with this bounce in her step that makes me happy every time I see it.

If you can believe the irony in this, Seri is also on a gluten-free diet. Just a month or two into having her, even with the most expensive organic dry food money could buy, Seri just seemed to have issues with grains. She would be a bit itchy. After speaking with her and a holistic veterinarian we decided to make the switch to a grain-free all raw meat diet. Seri’s skin, coat and all around health immediately responded to the diet and we have never gone back since.

Seri’s Grain-Free Dog Treats: Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free
(Makes about 2 dozen or so, depending on the size)

Ingredients
1 cup potato starch, plus a little more for rolling
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
1/4 cup low-sodium beef stock (you can also use veggie stock or water)
1/4 cup shredded carrots read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Peanut Butter Apple Dog Biscuits from Yuki + Rocket

This time of year, apple orchards around the country are sending delighted locals home with bushels full of all the diversity of the apple world. Red Delicious, Macintosh, Pink Lady, Granny Smith and more are gracing many tarts, pies and jam jars this Fall. BestBullySticks.com knows it wouldn’t be Autumn if the smell of some concoction of baked apples wasn’t wafting out of the kitchen.

Don’t let your dog miss out on the apple harvest! Melissa from her Yuki + Rocket (her two Schnauzers) blog has done it again. Her take on this apple-licious dog treats is sure to please your pooch! Here is Melissa’s recipe for Peanut Butter Apple Dog Biscuits!

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 medium apple, grated, remove core and all seeds
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup of fat free milk

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

3. In a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, wheat germ, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon.

4. With a fork, fold in apple and ginger, taking care the ginger does not stay in a clump and is evenly distributed throughout the mix.

5. In a separate small bowl, mix the peanut butter and honey. After combined mix it into the large bowl.

6. Add milk. read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Gluten Free Cheddar Pumpkin Treats

It’s pumpkin season! Pumpkin patches are springing up in towns all over. BestBullySticks.com knows if pumpkin hasn’t already made an appearance in your meals and desserts already, it will very soon. So don’t leave Fido out! Pumpkin is a great food to share with your pup and dogs love it! It’s chock full of tasty vitamins and nutrients both you and your dog can enjoy! And being gluten-free, these dog treats are extra healthy for your pooch! Whip up these gluten-free Cheddar Pumpkin Treats from Doggy Dessert Chef and get in the pumpkin spirit!

Ingredients
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Oats
1/2 cup Soy Flour

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

3. Spread by hand onto the prepared baking sheet 1/4 inch thick. Take a pizza cutter and score the dough horizontally and then vertically to make a grid.

4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until browned at the edges.

5. Cool and break into pieces then refrigerate.

Thanks, Doggy Dessert Chef

Be sure to check out all of Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipes to find a great homemade treat for your pooch! We’ve got lots of great Fall recipes coming up in the next couple weeks so stay tuned! 

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