Friday, January 29, 2016

Cheesy Dog Cookies

Cheesy Homemade Dog Cookies
Cheesy homemade dog cookies — great for training or for gifting to your fur friends!

So you've made all these goodies for your family and friends; but what about your fur friends?
We recently welcomed a new addition to our house — a bouncing bundle of fur and teeth who requires A LOT of training. Like, a metric ton of training. And all that training requires a LOT of treats. Like a metric ton of treats!

Bouncy pup likes cheesy dog cookies
Our bouncing bundle of shark puppy — he requires a lot of training!

I was not feeling great about buying treats from the store. I needed so many, and the decently-made cookies were expensive. The cheap ones? Who knows what's in those. Yuck. With these cheesy homemade dog cookies, at least I know exactly what's in them. And I can adjust the recipe slightly if a friend's pooch has any food allergies. And the best part? Dogs LOVE them!

Let me know in the comments if your pup loves them, too!

Cheesy Dog Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen

Special tools
Dog bone-shaped cookie cutter

1 cup large flake oats
1/3 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 cube or 2 tsp instant chicken bouillon
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 cups + 1 cup all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, butter, and boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, bouillon, milk, cheese, and egg. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until a stiff dough is formed.
  3. On a floured surface, knead in remaining 1 cup of flour or as much as is necessary to make a smooth dough that is no longer sticky. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick, and cut into shapes.
  4. Bake cookies for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before storing in air-right containers.

1 comment:

essayontime said...

I was in search of the recipe of dog cookies for my puppy. I had to bought expensive cookies for him but now i wouldn't need it. I will make them in home. Thanks