Homemade Basic Bones dog treat


Makes 25 to 30 3-inch-long dog bone–shaped cookies 1⁄4-inch thick or 20 to 25 3-inch-long dog bone–shaped cookies 3⁄8-inch thick

This is a basic dog bones recipe that you can make just as is, or you can vary the ingredients to make slightly different treats.


3 cups all-purpose flour

1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk

1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄3 cup low-sodium beef or chicken bouillon powder

2 large eggs

1 cup warm water

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add the warm water and eggs and mix well. The dough will be stiff.
  3. Use your hands to knead the dough until it is smooth and easy to handle, and then form it into a ball.
  4. Place the ball on a floured breadboard. Roll the dough out to 1⁄4 to 3⁄8 inch thick; slightly thicker is fine.
  5. Use a 3-inch dog bone–shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough.
  6. Place the bones on greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take the cookie sheets out of the oven and, using a spatula, flip the bones over. Return to the oven for about 5 minutes or until the bones are golden brown on both sides.
  9. Remove from the oven, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.

READ MORE: DIY Frozen Dog Bones Recipe

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