Here's a great gift-in-a-jar idea for fellow dog lovers! 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1-1/2 tsp. sugar 1 cup powdered milk 2/3 cup quick oats 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal 2 T. beef bouillon granules Layer the above ingredients in a one quart jar in the order listed, pressing each layer firmly before adding the next. Place a 2-piece lid on the jar. Place a circle of fabric over the lid. Secure with a piece of thin ribbon or raffia. Attach a card to the jar with the following directions - To Prepare the dog biscuits - Empty the mix into a bowl, and stir the ingredients together. Cut in 1/2 cup Crisco®. Mix in l large, lightly beaten egg + 3/4 cup hot water. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for one half hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/2" thick and cut into dog bone shapes. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave at 50% power for 5 minutes. Turn biscuits over and microwave at 50% power for 2 more minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Place biscuits on wire racks to cool and harden for a few hours before storing in an airtight container..
I make a lot of homemade dog treats. other than mixes in a jar the only other thing to do at this time is keep them frozen until used. The will keep on average 3-5 days out depending on how moist they are and 1-2 weeks in the fridge depending on how moist they are. I and a partner in dog treats are looking to find ways to make treats last longer on the shelf without loading them with preservatives.