Recipe by DOUGHMAMA
"Cut-out dog biscuits with rolled oats, cornmeal and cheddar cheese. You can change the flavor of these by substituting chicken bouillon for the beef."
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beef bouillon granules
shredded Cheddar cheese
whole wheat flour
My dog loves em. This one was recommended to me by a friend, and she suggested omitting the cheese and bouillon and adding 1 cup peanut butter. Makes for a better dough too. :)
NOTE: SHORT SHELF LIFE. Unlike the biscuits you buy from the store which are good indefinitely, these are more like people cookies. I made a full batch for my little dog and had to throw most of it away after a few weeks because it turned hard and mildewed. Cut the portions down, or else freeze some of the dough or biscuits.
I have used this recipe twice for fund raisers. The treats sold like hotcakes with the proceeds going to The United Way both times. The feedback I got from dog owners was STUPENDOUS! DOGS LOVE THESE TREATS!!! One lady told me she was given a few of these by a co-worker and took them home in her purse. When she got home, her dog literally dragged her purse across the floor trying to get to them. I substitute Jiffy cornbread mix for the cornmeal (& eliminate the sugar). I also have used chicken bouillon. To cut down on work for me, I always buy the large bags of sharp shredded cheese (Kraft). This is a little more cheese than the recipe calls for, but works great. This makes a large batch, so just divide appropriately and freeze the rest for later. Bow Wow!
Seemed to work out pretty well, but my vet told me that cornmeal isn't good for dogs, so I'm not sure if I'll make it again.
I make these cookies every other week. Here are some things to consider: Cornmeal is NOT good for dogs. I omit it, and add some extra oats and whole wheat flour instead. Also, instead of white sugar I prefer to use honey. Other than that it's a great recipe, just play around with it. Most importantly: If you don't have the time to roll out the dough and use cookie cutters, shape it into 2 logs, roll 'em up in waxpaper, and put 'em in the freezer for a couple of hours. Cut the log into 1/2 inch slices, place the slices on a cookie sheet, and bake them as directed. Saves a lot of time, and it's a 'no mess, no fuss' solution. Just a thought...Thanks for reading.
We made these and gave them to all our friends with dogs, everyone LOVED them! Did omit the milk and added 1/3 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup chicken broth, makes a GREAT easy to work with dough. Stored in the refrigerator, and they are a GREAT inexpensive dog treat to make!
I made many changes to this but it's a winner for sure! I subbed the cornmeal as corn is not good for most dogs and put nutritional yeast in it's place as it tastes cheesy but is loaded with B vitamins to repel mosquitoes and fleas, I subbed the cheddar for Mozzarella (lower in fat), I added a second egg to make them softer, eliminated the sugar, subbed margarine for olive oil (no trans fats) and lowered the cheese as I was using the yeast so it only needed 3/4 cup cheese. I tested these on all the dogs today at our fund raiser for 4-H dog project and got 100% approval - over 20 dogs (even very "finiky" ones that are "not food motivated") loved these treats! With the changes, they are LOADED with healthy fats and nutrients. I also used Omega 3 eggs (as I feed my chickens flax so they pass on the good fats in the eggs). Even with all the subs - it was an excellent recipe. Next time I'll try it with rice flour for gluten intolerant dogs. Thanks for this one - I'll bake it for our fundraisers.
This was a very easy recipie to work with! The dough was great and not sticky at all!!! But caution, check cookies every 10 minutes. Certain different pans might cook quicker! You can find all sorts of cookie cutters (including bone shape) at Michaels Craft Store! I bake a few dozen for all my doggie clients every Christmas! (I'm a groomer!)
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