Flax Seed Dog Biscuits

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}

Happy 4th birthday to my Yorkshire Terrier, Hemingway!  I can’t believe that he’s already four years old! It seems like yesterday Andrew surprised me with this little yorkie for our first wedding anniversary in June 2009. We named him Hemingway after the name of our wedding reception site in Grand Cayman.

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}

Every year for Winston and Hemingway’s birthdays I make some special homemade treats for them. Somehow “My Boys” always know when I am making something special just for them. They circle around my feet as I cook and nudge the back of my leg with their noses!

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}

I guess you could say that my dogs are super spoiled, but I’m ok with that! 😉 They love going on long hikes with us, playing fetch, basking in the sun and chasing birds in the backyard.

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}

Hemingway and Winston went crazy for these little treats! I made them extra special by using a small dog bone cookie cutter.  You can make them as big or as small as you like and even save time by cutting the dough with a knife or pizza wheel instead of a cookie cutter.

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}

Flax Seed Dog Biscuits

Yield: varies depending on size of cookie cutter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


12 oz (340g) whole wheat flour
12oz (340g) bread flour
2 oz (55g) wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons Flax Seed
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3oz (85g) powdered dry milk
1c water


In large bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, bread flour, wheat germ, salt, brown sugar, and flax seed; set aside.
In a separate medium bowl, dissolve the dry milk in water. Whisk in eggs and vegetable oil. Using a rubber spatula, mix into the flour mixture until combined. Cover the dough and set aside to relax for 15-20 min.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Transfer to a work surface and roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut mixture using a canine-themed cookie cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until biscuits are brown and rock-hard. Remove to cooling racks and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Flax Dog Biscuits {Sweet Pea's KItchen}


One Year Ago: The Best Bran Muffins                        

Two Years Ago: Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce 

6 Responses to “Flax Seed Dog Biscuits”

  1. #
    The Hungry Mum — April 18, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    Squeeee! Your dogs are SO cute! I’m going to make these for my 2 mini schnauzers :)

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    Allison — April 18, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I am so excited to make this for my Pug and Doxie! I cannot wait to make these because I am soooo sure they will be a huge hit. Thanks for posting it!

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    ChgoJohn — April 18, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    I cannot believe how well behaved your 2 pupsters are. Max would have dove, face first, into the tray of biscuits, no doubt about it! I bet your guys loved these!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — April 18, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

    Sweet looking dogs! Love the idea of having all family members enjoy our kitchen concoctions.

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    Laura Dembowski — April 20, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    Your dogs are adorable! It’s so sweet that you make dog treats for them :)

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — April 20, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Awe, happy birthday to your furry baby. He’s practically twins with mine who was born the day before yours and also just turned 4. And I made her some homemade biscuits to celebrate. :)

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