I've always been worried to give Spencer treats that have hundreds of ingredients and you can't pronounce half of them. Some examples are, butylated hydroxytoluene, ethoxyquin, and zinc sulfate. What are they? Why do they need to be added to our furry friends treats? I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't buy treats with those ingredients in them because they are chemicals that can harm pet. Why should you buy those when you can make your own treats at home in little to no time!?
• 2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
• 1/2 cup of wheat germ
• 1/2 cup of brewer's yeast
• 2 teaspoons of salt
• 3 tablespoons of canola oil
• 1 1/2 cups of homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with butter. Combine flour, wheat germ, salt, and brewer's yeast in a large bowl and mix until combined. Place canola oil in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to oil in 3 additions, alternating with 1 cup chicken stock; mix until combined.
2. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes. The dough should be sticky. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out rounds using a 2 inch fluted cutter. Transfer to the baking sheet. Make an indention toward the bottom of 1 circle using your thumb, then press dough to make an arch of 4 small circles on top of the thumbprint using the tip of your pinky finger. Repeat with remaining rounds. Freeze for 15 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating sheets and lightly brushing with remaining 1/2 cup of chicken stock halfway through. Turn oven off, and let stand in oven for 40 minutes.
(Dog treats can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month in an airtight container)
Recipe credit to marthastewart.com