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Make These Sweet Tater Biscuits for Your Dog!

Your pup will love these homemade, healthy fall-inspired treats.

Dr. Carol Osborne  |  Nov 16th 2016


Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our October-November issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home.

Get your dog in the fall spirit with these yummy biscuits!

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Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup cooked plain mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. chicken or beef broth (or water)
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 ⁄2 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped mint

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together sweet potatoes and broth.
  4. Add flour, cornmeal, and mint, and stir until combined.
  5. Knead the dough until it holds together. Roll out half of the dough on a generously floured surface until about 1⁄4-inch thick.
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes of pumpkins, leaves, or dog bones.
  7. Transfer to baking sheets; reroll and cut the remaining dough.
  8. Bake until dried and slightly golden on the bottoms, 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Cool for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Note from Dogster magazine editor Melissa L. Kauffman: Really mash the sweet potatoes, so lumps don’t end up in your dough. I dipped my fingertips in water to add moisture when kneading the dough as it is quite crumbly at first. Also, my biscuits were done at the 30-minute mark; those I left in longer got a little crispy.