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Dog Bones


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • One-half cup wheat germ*
  • One-half cup dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon brewer's yeast*
  • One-half teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chilled bacon drippings
  • One-half cup water
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten


  • *These items are available at your local health food store.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender, two knives or your hands, cut in the fat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and egg and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Knead 2 to 3 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a thickness of one-fourth-inch. Use a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out "bones." Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned and firm.
  • Makes: a lot!
  • Note: I've also had good luck making these with either butter, rendered chicken fat or lard in place of the bacon fat.

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