So I had this turkey carcass in my freezer from two Thanksgivings ago. I set out to make a big pot of Turkey & Rice soup, but while the bones were simmering, the smell in the kitchen was, well, not quite fresh. I could only surmise that the bones had freezer burn.

Crooksie made it clear that whatever I was cooking, he wasn’t going to eat.

Which left me with a whole pot of broth and a few cups of deboned turkey meat by the time I was done. I didn’t think the broth tasted bad at all, but once my husband makes up his mind, I’ve learned long ago he wasn’t going to change it. I needed a Plan B.

Dog biscuits, of course.

Here’s my simple recipe that was actually fun to make. I didn’t have any cute doggie bone cookie cutters, but my pizza cutter worked just fine. Louie, our Golden Retriever, wouldn’t care anyway.  Even better, he loves them!

Turkey & Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

Category: General Recipes


  • • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • • 1 cup turkey (or chicken) broth
  • • 1 1/2 cups shredded turkey (or chicken)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets, use parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Add broth and turkey to blender (I used a Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the meat mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Dough will be thick and a bit hard to work with.
  6. Cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter or a pizza cutter.
  7. Place onto cookie sheets. No need to give each biscuit alot of room. They won't spread.
  8. Bake about 25 minutes until hard.
  9. Cool completely.

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