Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dog Biscuit Mix in a Jar

1 cup unbleached flour                               
1 cup whole wheat flour                              
1/2 yellow cornmeal                                   
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 tsp. brown sugar or white sugar
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients.  Pour into a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar.  Close jar tightly.  Tie a dob biscuit cookie cutter and instruction card around the top of the jar with a ribbon:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Place contents of jar in a medium sized bowl.  Add one egg, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4-1/2 cup hot chicken broth, beef broth or very hot water.  Make a very heavy, but not sticky dough.  Add more flour or water, a little at a time until the right consistency is formed.  Turn dough onto a floured table and knead 8 to 10 times until elastic.  Let dough rest for 5 minutes before rolling dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch.  Cut with a dog bone shaped cookie cutter.  Place cookies close together, since they will not spread.  Bake for 1 hour in the center of the oven, rotating the cookie sheet 180 degrees.  Bake for another 30 minutes.  Cool on the pan for a minute before transferring to a wire rack or counter top to cool completely.