Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This one goes to the dogs

Mocha has added so much joy to us and we love her to death. I've always been a dog person so I'm very excited to have her in my life. For this post my inspiration was Mocha I've seen the outrageous prices on homemade gourmet dog treats and I'm like I can do that! So I read a lot online and found a quick and easy recipe to make her. I can't wait till it's her birthday because I found a cake recipe too!

Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats
(Adapted from All Natural Dog Treats)

1 cup natural applesauce or chopped apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon parsley
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients. Roll out dough to desired thickness and cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned.

My puppy loved them and so did some of her friends. The shapes didn't really work out to well so I made long finger like sticks and they worked better.


  1. that is so neat you made your dog treats, that is one thing i haven't done yet...i should!

  2. You are quite a gal, Allie. Lucky dogs! Hugs....Mary

  3. You have one lucky dog! My husband always feeds Elmo apples and I really thought it was bad for him. This dog loves all fruit. I'm sure the vet wouldn't be too happy with that but he is doing great turning 11 in October.

  4. Wow, what a nice thing to do for the dogs!! They are lucky!!

  5. You have one spoiled dog. Believe it or not, Edy's makes ice cream cups for dogs and our pooch loves them.

  6. oh Mocha is so lucky!

  7. I love making treats for my dogs. Thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds fabulous!