Sydney is the other girl in our family.
She likes Milk-Bones. Well, actually she'll eat anything but Milk-Bones are what she gets.
Milk-Bones are pricey and I'm trying to do what I can to save money over here.
I scanned the web and found this recipe (Basic Dog Treats). The result - 250 very tasty little heart-shaped biscuits.
Actually DH claims that if I added salt, he would eat them too.
I calculated the cost to see if this made economic sense.
(I used good quality chicken stock, which drove the price up significantly.)
Unbleached flour $0.17
Whole wheat flour $0.21
chicken stock $4.05
Total: $5.34 per batch of 40oz, which is $0.13 per ounce
If I'd used cheap, canned chicken stock: $0.08 per ounce
Milk Bones: $4.69 for 24oz, which is $0.20 per ounce
Bottom line: Even taking into account the electricity used to bake these, homemade is cheaper and much better for Sydney, having none of the coloring and preservatives found in commercial biscuits.