Friday, July 18, 2014

Minty Dog Treats

Last spring, I planted a few innocent mint plants in my garden in order to ward away pesky bugs that were eating my bean plants. Being a novice gardener, I did not realize how rapidly mint can spread. This year, I have enough mint to start my own mint farmer's market. I've become very innovative on different ways to use my mint.

Minty Dog Treats

  • 3 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c. beef broth (If you want to make your own broth you can follow these instructions, but substitute a meaty beef bone from your local butcher instead of chicken)
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. powdered milk
  • 1/3 of a banana mashed
  • 2 Tbs. of minced fresh mint leaves
Preheat your oven to 350-degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. If the dough seems too sticky to roll out on your counter, add small amounts of flour to your dough until it is the right consistency. Then, simply roll out your dough and grab a cookie cutter! Cut out your favorite shapes and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the treats in to cool while the oven cools. This will give you a crunchier treat.

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