Dear Daisy Dog: Can you suggest a recipe for homemade dog bones? I want to offer healthy treats to the neighborhood dogs this Christmas.

Daisy Responds: 

Thanks for your question. I hope it stimulates Mom to make bones for the four dogs in my family.

Here are two recipes sure to make your lucky dog friends drool.

Basic Dog Bones


2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup beef broth


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Knead dough for 2 to 3 minutes, until it holds together well. Add additional beef broth if dough is too stiff. Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to ½ inch thickness. Cut into dog bone shapes with cookie cutter or knife.
  • Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake approximately 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Cheesy Dog Bones


1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons chicken or beef bouillon powder
½ cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 to 3 cups whole wheat flour


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, butter and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes.
  • Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well to form a stiff dough.
  • On floured surface, knead in remaining flour for 3 to 4 minutes, until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  • Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness, and cut into dog bone shapes with cookie cutter or knife.Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.