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I formulated this recipe by combining some of my other favorite treat recipes and substituting healthier ingredients such as garbanzo flour (which makes these biscuits grain-free), coconut oil, peanut powder and fresh chicken livers. You may think "eww, chicken liver!" but let me tell you, it draws attention from many of the dogs (I've even had discerning dogs who are selective about their baked treats gobble up my LiverSnaps!). Cooking the chicken livers may not smell so great to some of us, but the sweet smell of the other ingredients when baking makes up for it in my opinion. And since you can usually buy a 16oz container of chicken livers from your grocery store for less than $2.00, it can be inexpensive to make these biscuits that your dog will love!
You can use whatever cookie cutter you choose that is about 3" in length and 2" wide (I use the bone-shaped cookie cutter shown below, though I'm tempted to get some corgi-shaped ones like these available on ebay :-D). There are many cute cookie cutters available online for a variety of dog breeds if you want to get cutesy with your creation!
If you really want to get creative, you could modify this recipe to offer some variety - perhaps substituting mashed banana and blueberries or canned pumpkin for the chicken liver, or you could use brown rice flour if you want to add in some grain. Either way, it should be fun for you AND your dog will reap the benefits of your time and love spent on him!
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Maria Huntoon, CBCC-KA