Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats – Happy 21st Birthday Bogart!

April 15, 2011 § 4 Comments

I know, I know.  Birthday treats for dogs?

I couldn’t help myself.  Every year around April 15, I try to do something special for my little canine son.  No one really knows exactly when he was born (April 15-20 is the best guestimate), so here’s what I did for him on his 21st birthday! (1 dog year = 7 human years, therefore 3 dog years = 21 human years)

This is my favorite picture of him, it’s not fancy or great quality, but he looks so happy!

Bogart loves these treats. Yes, they’re a little bit more complicated than going to the pet store and picking up a pre-made bag, but it was quite fun making my own, especially knowing what went into his food. And clearly, it received a complete seal of approval.

Note: Please re-knead and roll out the remaining scraps every time you cut out the shapes!

Cheddar Cheese Dog Biscuits Recipe

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour plus 1/2 – 3/4 cup for flouring/rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Thoroughly stir in flour, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with cookie cutter (I prefer bone shaped), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.
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