Recipe courtesy of The Grateful Dog Bakery

Pet Recipe: Beef and Oat Cookie Dog Treats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (plus cooling)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: About 45 beef and oat cookies
Some couples have a meet-cute; Karl and Jennifer Baker had a treat-cute: The couple met and fell in love through animal-rescue work, then their favorite doggy bakery went up for sale — and they jumped to buy it. Ten years later, the duo has expanded The Grateful Dog Bakery to a larger space in North Ridgeville, OH, and they’re making all sorts of healthy treats for dogs — including these adorable cookies. They are one of the bakery’s biggest hits because they’re suitable for pups with allergies: Oat bran has less gluten than wheat, so it’s not as likely to trigger a reaction, Jennifer says. And they’re free of peanuts too, a common ingredient in dog treats. Give your dog a taste!



  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the oat flour and oat bran in a large bowl.
  2. Cook the ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat, until browned all over, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain and cool, then add the beef, egg and water to the flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Dust a clean surface with oat flour and roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thick. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies from the dough as possible.
  4. Arrange the cookies a few inches apart on the baking sheets and bake until crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

Cook’s Note

Cut these biscuits into fun shapes with a paw print or bone-shaped cookie cutter!