Simple recipe to make for your dog’s bad breath. It takes just a few ingredients from your cupboard with some fresh mint and parsley. You can use dried parsley and mint if you don’t have fresh. The fresh is better because it has a strong scent. Baking the biscuits yourself is so much cheaper then buying them at the pet shop.
You can find many recipe for this dog biscuit on the internet that can meet your dogs needs. I settled on just using the recipe that was on the tin the dog bone cutters came in. It was easy just to add the chopped greens in the same amount that was used in all the recipes on line. There was no reason to go out and buy special grains and oils for my dog. I have a medium size dog that is healthy and has no allergies. His problem is he likes to eat the stinky fish cat food after the cats are finished eating. I don’t always gather up the cat dishes before he gets to them. He lives to lick their bowls, and is the highlight of his day. I don’t let my 2 cats up on the counter in the kitchen, so I feed them on the floor. He always waits quietly to get a chance at the bowls.
The dough is easy to make and roll out. You can use the food processor, stand mixer or stir by hand. I used the food processor because I could chop the leaves up into the flour. I just mixed the dough in the processor the same way you would for making pie crust. I rolled the dough on a lightly floured surface to cut the biscuits out. The recipe made 45 servings from a 2 1/2 inch bone shaped cookie cutter.
Dog Breath Mint Biscuits
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (or 2 tablespoons dried)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tablespoon dried)
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons margarine
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup water
Finely chop parsley and mint by hand or use a food processor adding some flour to chop the leaves while pulsing 2 or 3 times. The dough can also be mixed in a stand mixer with a dough hook or by hand. Combine all the dry ingredients with the chopped mint and parsley. Add margarine and cut in. Beat egg with water and slowly add to dry mixture while pulsing in a food processor or mixing with a dough hook. The dough will come together quickly after a few pulses. The dough hook will take a little longer to make a nice dough.
Turn out dough on a floured surface and divide into 2 pieces. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut out using a 2 1/2 inch dog bone cookie cutter or what ever small cookie cutter you want. Depending on the size of the cutter will determine how many dog biscuits the dough will make. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Peirce the top of the biscuits with a fork a couple of times to keep them from puffing up. This dough behaves like pie dough in the oven.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool completely before giving to dog and storing in a tightly closed container.