Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy Cheesy Dog Treats

The last few things I have made  have turned out only "ehhhh".  Not great, but not bad.  Except for a chicken dish that was pretty terrible.  Definitely not going to share any of those.  So to change things up I decided to make use of some staple kitchen ingredients and make my beloved puppy some new treats!  Like most dogs, he loves everything, so I thought these couldn't be too hard.

I guess I have to start out by saying that I have wanted a puppy for YEARS.  It was something that as soon as my husband and I started seriously dating, I seriously started talking about getting a dog.  You see, my Dad is allergic to dogs and cats, so growing up I envied my friends with four legged furry pets, and always envionsed that one day I would have a dog of my own.  My husband also didn't grow up with pets either... but he was much, much more apprehensive about the whole "getting a dog thing".

Four years later, I finally caught my husband in a weak moment backed up with lots of nerdy spreadsheets that contained research about different breeds and costs associated with owning a pup.  (Finance guys love spreadsheets).   But since we got our puppy our lives have dramatically changed for the better and we both agree that getting Charlie was the best thing we've ever done!

So why not make your dog his or her own special treats?  Of course any puppy of mine loooooves cheese.  (I actually wanted to name him Cheddar but was vetoed).  This recipe uses everything you already have in your pantry, and your puppy will love the treats!  I found a dog shaped cookie cutter while shopping for this recipe over the summer.

Source: Simply Yummy Goodness

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1/4 cup corn meal
1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (I used Kraft)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1 egg
3/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large bowl stir together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, and corn meal.  Add in the cheddar and parmesan cheese.  Lastly add the egg and water.  Knead the dough until the ingredients are well combined.

Take half of the dough and place on a floured surface.  Roll out to a 1/4" thickness and use your favorite cookie cutter to make each treat.  Place on a sheet pan and bake until golden for 25-30 minutes.

I hope your dog loves these as much as ours does!  Nothing like spoiling your puppy silly... I mean he deserves it, right?

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  1. Charlie is so cute!!! I love the picture with his name in the sand. Good to know that the way to a banker's heart is with spreadsheets! XOXO

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  3. OMG, Charlie is just the cutest thing ever!!!!!!! Love that you bake for him. Of course he deserves it!

  4. He is the cutest fuzzy baby ! and he definately
    deserves it ! I'm always buying my Chia toys and
    cookies and vitamins ! She is 16 years old and
    has been the best little fuzzy baby we could have ever hoped for ! Enjoy Charlie and all his
    fun little antics !