Rating: 4.81 stars
528 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 461
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7

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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.

  • 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.

  • Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 2.5g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 52.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (452)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2005
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. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2003
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. Read More
(446)
528 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 461
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2005
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. :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2006
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!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
Winner! Our Samoyed Herbert loves these. We have done the side by side test with these against Breathbusters pig ears Snausages roast beef with gravy and pepperoni sticks and he chooses these treats every time! I use a little less flour (maybe 2 and a half cups) and just cut in squares rather than bothering with cookie cutters. Be careful though because some dogs have sensitivities to corn meal!! Read More
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