Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Making Cheesy Whole Wheat Dog Treats
Dare I admit that I have never really been a dog person? I know many people love their dogs like they might love their own children, but I have never been one of those people.
When you are raising five children, the amount of pee, poop, and vomit you deal with is no small amount. And I just never wanted to deal with that when it came to adding a dog to the family.
But that changed when a certain dog came into my life. A dog I like so much (ok, love) that I actually bake dog treats for him. Go figure.
This is our sweet Chewie. The guy really lives up to him name too. He has been know to destroy everything from a fabulous pair of new high-heels, to a complete set of wooden toy blocks.
But he is always forgiven, of course. Just look at that face.
I whipped up this batch of easy cheesy dog treats for Chewie, and he loved them. They look especially cute when you use a bone shaped cookie-cutter, and it's an easy shape for your dog to eat.
These treats are great to give as gifts too, around the holidays, to the dog and dog-lover in your life.
I guarantee the pups will gobble them up.
Recipe for Cheesy Whole Wheat Dog Treats
3 cups whole wheat flour
11/2 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup water or beef broth
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour in medium bowl, add cheese, egg, and water or broth. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Roll out dough on floured surface to about 3/8 of an inch thick.
Use cookie cutter to cut shapes. Place them on a foil lined cookie sheet and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until firm.
Makes about 2 dozen treats, depending on cookie-cutter size.