Doggie Christmas Treats

No, these bone-shaped cookies wouldn’t go over so well at your next tea unless you’re serving afternoon tea to your canine friends. Hmmm, now there’s an idea for a tea theme! Your doggie buddies will love these and you’ll feel good knowing exactly what’s in the cookie.

1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
2 tablespoons boiling water
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cooked long grain rice
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 jar (4 ounces) vegetable beef dinner baby food
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In another small bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water. In a large mixer bowl, combine the flour, milk powder, wheat flour, rice and gelatin. Mix in the baby food, egg, oil, yeast mixture and bouillon mixture until combined; mix until a ball is formed. If your mixer can’t handle this, knead by hand.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to ¼-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-inch bone cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 300ยบ for 25-30 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Let stand for 24 hours until hardened. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 dozen.