Gluten Free Dog Biscuits
My mutt, Andiamo, has a sensitive digestive system, but really loves these cookies. You can adjust the protein to what your dog digests easily (turkey and sweet potato is good for slightly overweight dogs, but lean beef could also work, and I sometimes add a little Honest Kitchen “Force” to the mix). Save the crumbly bits for a special topping for meals for the more discerning doggie gourmet.
1lb ground turkey (also can use ground lamb, chicken, fish, or beef)
1 large cooked sweet potato, mashed
1 large egg
1/4 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove of garlic, minced)
5 Tablespoon rolled oats or 4 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil. Dump the mix onto the greased cookie sheet and spread evenly and flatly to sides of the pan, making a layer about 1/2″ to 1/4 inch thick. Bake for 1 h at 350F. Remove pan from the oven and cool it slightly; and decrease the oven temp to 250F. Use a cookie cutter to cut out biscuit shapes in the partially baked “dough”. Put the cookie sheet back into the oven and bake for another hour at 250F. Keep an eye on the oven as the cookies only need to brown and crisp up, so the time needed for this could be as little as 45 min or more than an hour depending on your oven. The finished treats should be fairly dry and crispy but not burnt.
Cool and break into pieces. Store in a cool dry container.