This is a fun Scottish scones dog biscuit recipe that resembles the people version that is so popular at tea time in Scotland.
If you like to make dog biscuits, this recipe for dog treats is delightfully easy to make and your dog will love them!
The doggie scones have a chicken flavor and just a hint of sage to improve your dog’s digestion.
If you were in Scotland, you would probably have Scottish tea scones at afternoon tea time. The best scones, of course, are light and tender.
Scottish scones at tea time, is a tradition that goes way back, and scones are usually served with butter and fruit jam.
And you would find that they are often served with flair. For example, you might see them in a pretty basket, lined with a decorative cloth napkin.
Our Natural Pet Bakery version of the scones homemade dog biscuit was developed with dogs in mind.
We added whole grains and chicken bouillon to make the scones biscuit recipe more appealing to the canine crowd.
And our dog scones are hard and firm, not soft and tender.
Size Your Scones Dog Biscuits
You can make these homemade dog treats in any size that you would like. The size that you choose, will largely depend on how large your dog is.
For small or medium sized dogs or dogs on a diet, I recommend smaller biscuits.
Keep in mind that you will have to adjust the baking time for larger or smaller dog biscuits.
Ingredients for Scones Dog Biscuits
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 T. wheat bran
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
- 3 tsp. chicken base
- Place all ingredients in your bread maker, in the order that your bread maker suggests..
- Set the bread maker for the dough cycle.
- When the dough is ready, remove it and divide it into 4 equal portions.
- Roll each dough ball into a long skinny rectangle—about 2” x 10”. Depending on the size scone that you are making, you will have to adjust the amount of dough that you use and the size rectangle. It should be about 1/4” thick.
- Cut little triangles, using a knife or pizza cutter, from the dough and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. The triangles should not touch each other, because they will get bigger as they rise.
- Let the biscuits rise for about an hour or until they are doubled. When they are doubled, you can press a little finger imprint in the top of one of them and it won’t spring back.
- Just before you put the dog biscuit scones in the oven, brush them lightly on top with a little beaten egg. This will give them a lovely shiny top when they are done. If you don’t care about their being shiny, just skip this step.
- Bake the scones for about an hour at 300 degrees F. Check to make sure that they don’t get too dark.
- When they a nice golden brown, turn off the oven.
- Let the Scottish scones dog biscuits continue to dry overnight in the oven. When completely dry, they should be hard and crisp.
If the scones dog bread biscuits are not totally hard (and you may choose to make them this way for your dog), you will have to store them in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them from getting moldy.
Enjoy making this recipe!