The kitchen can be torture for a pet with a culinary-inclined owner. I know my own direwolf sits proper for the entire time I’m cooking, in hopes of receiving scraps. We’ve concocted these biscuits so you don’t have to feel guilty looking into those big brown eyes every time you pick up your chef’s knife. Simply toss one of these down to your most loyal friend, direwolf or daschund.
I wanted to make a treat that had no fillers, no grains, and could be easily made in a standard stocked kitchen. There are no crazy ingredients, and nothing bad for your dog. When developing this recipe, I did a series of scientific experiments along the way to ensure that the dogs thought it was as yummy as it looked to me. When they licked my hands clean of the raw mixture, I knew it was ready for the oven.
End result — all three dogs these biscuits were tested on loved them. Everyone was sitting pretty, politely asking for another round after the initial taste test.
My recipe for direwolf biscuits
- 3/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
- 2 chicken breasts, skinned, de-boned, and chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the mixture over the sheet, about 1/2″ thick. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet form the oven, and cut the mixture into squares, or cut with a cookie cutter. Place back in the oven at 350 F for 20 more minutes.
- After 20 minutes, reduce the temperature to 300 F and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the biscuits are at the desired crispiness. Ours were well dried out, but not burnt. Cool and serve up to your direwolves.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. We made about ten bone shaped biscuits.
Cook’s note: If using a cookie cutter, don’t discard the edges — your direwolf will like them just as much!