New York-Style Pizza Dog Biscuits Recipe
These biscuits smell so good when they are baking you'll swear you're in a pizza parlor! You can always eliminate the sausage and add other ingredients such as spinach or parsley if you prefer.
YIELDS ► 30 biscuits
- 2 teaspoons virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- ¼ pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Italian “Gravy”
Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
In a small skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic over low heat. Remove the sausage casing and add the meat to the skillet. Using a wooden spoon, break the sausage apart into little “crumbles.” Cook until the sausage bits are browned and nearly crunchy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Measure the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, garlic powder, and mozzarella cheese into a mixing bowl and whisk till combined. Combine the cooked sausage bits, garlic, and oil into a glass measuring cup. Pour the Italian “Gravy” into the sausage mixture and stir with a fork until combined.
Make a well in the flour, and pour in the sausage mixture. Mix on medium speed using a paddle attachment till combined.
Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and gently knead it till dough is smooth and still soft. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick, and cut the biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12–15 minutes until they are dry and firm to the touch. Turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in another 20–30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.
If you want to serve minipizzas at your dog's birthday party, try starting with a base of mini-whole-wheat pita breads. Warm them in the oven and top with tomato sauces and any toppings you desire. Bake pizzas in a 350-degree oven for 5–7 minutes. Be sure to make extra; these treats will be eaten by your two-legged guests as well as the four-legged ones!