These Bikkies Are Sure To Go Down A Treat

Team! The puppers need your help! It’s time to get those baking tins and wooden spoons out, and get bikkie baking for Red Puppy Bikkie Day on July 3rd.

Bikkie Day encourages Kiwis to fundraise by baking, selling and eating delicious bikkies, while raising vital funds for the breeding and training of guide dogs in New Zealand.

Where the funds go:

$200 could pay for a new guide dog’s harness
$500 could pay for a starter kit for a new guide dog handler and their guide dog. The starter kit includes: harness, food bowl, whistle, brush, toys and much more.
$1,000 could help cover the vet care costs of a guide dog puppy in training.

BUT in our house, as you know we are crazy dog owners, so we decided to be different. We thought, why should we get to eat all the delicious treats? Why can’t our fury pals have a taste of the action too?

So we made DOG BISCUITS. That’s right – this crazy dog lady cooked up a storm in the kitchen with her partners mum, all for the puppers.

Best. Idea. Ever.

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Our more than happy model and chief taste tester, Frank, inspecting the goods.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Biscuit Base:

  • 200 to 250mls of chicken stock (if making your own from stock cubes use 200mls of water)
  • 1 1/12 cups of gluten free flour
  • 1 tablespoon of pure peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley (parsley is great for puppies breath and aids in digestion)

Extras:

  • Dried cranberries (great for puppies with urinary issues – also it aids in hydration!)
  • Chopped liver or heart – dice up super small, you’ll only need a couple of tablespoons of it.

Other things you could use:

  • Mint
  • Coconut oil
  • Rosemary

There are a variety of things you can add to these dog biscuits. I do recommend googling first to ensure what you’re putting in them is dog friendly/what health benefits it’ll have for your fury best friend. 

Method:
Throw all of your base ingredients (other than the carrot) into a blender and whizz until smooth. Stir through your carrot and your ‘extras’. We chose to divide the mixture into halves and add cranberries to one, and heart to the other.

Spread on a baking tray – VERY THINLY. Place in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes – after 15 minutes, flip over. These will need approx 35 minutes to cook in total – they’re ready when they’re brown and super crunchy!

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Break into bite sized pieces, and store in zip lock bags or airtight containers – these will keep for about one week (unless the puppies eat them faster than you make them!)

If you’d like to bake, donate or help fundraise for the Blind Foundation, head to blindfoundation.org.nz/get-involved/fundraise-for-us/red-puppy-bikkie-day/

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