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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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!!
My dog loved these cookies. The dough was easy to work with. They do not spread out in the oven - so I put as many as I could on one cookie sheet. Very easy to make!
The dough was a little tough to knead, so I added some peanut butter which helped it all stick together and the dogs certainly didn't seem to mind the extra ingredient! One of our dogs will eat anything, but the other one is picky and they both loved these treats and begged for more.
First of all, let me say that I tweaked this so much that it's only fair to give at least 5 stars: I did cut out the sugar and the cornmeal. I added a couple teaspoons of honey and about a cup of peanut butter. Then I opened the refrigerator and decided to add some cooked rice and a few shredded baby carrots. This invention was not the easiest to roll it out and cut, so I just dropped little teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets and flattened them a little. I wasn't sure how long to bake this concoction: some baked for 15 minutues and were pretty soft; by the end of this adventure, I was leaving them in for about 30 minutes. And I know all of you are wondering: they tasted pretty awful to me (yes, I did!), but in the eyes of our 3 furry fellows, I am now a culinary goddess. So, I guess the bottom line is: you really can't mess up this recipe and the recipients will love you forever! And isn't that why we would do this in the first place ;-)
This recipe is a real keeper. At first I wasn't sure I was going to get that 3rd cup of flour worked in but it worked out very well. A very nice cookie dough to work with. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I have 4 dogs, 2 labs, 2 schnauzers, and they all love these cookies.
All the dogs at the shelter loved these! The only thing I did different was to add chicken bouillon instead of beef because thats all I had. If you have the time to make your dogs these treats please think about sharing it with the dogs at the shelters. They need a little love too. Thank You.
Corn (maize) is one of the most common food allergies in dogs. If you have a working breed or very active dog especially, I would find an alternative to the cornmeal. Look for things such as skin irritation, flakes, dry skin etc in your dog. I tried it with flaxmeal and it turned out well. Much better for my dogs as flax seed oil is something I use to supplement my dog's diet. Regardless, they loved the flaxmeal version :)
My 4 yr old Boston Terrier loves these cookies! I made them for the first time yesterday with some changes of course. First I halved the recipe then I used plain cream of wheat in place of the cornmeal. And I used 1/4 cup of chicken stock in place of the milk and 1/3 cup peanut butter in place of the sugar. The dough was easy to work with. My dog went crazy as soon as the over timer went off. He couldn't understand that they had to cool first, once they did he would do anything to get as many of these as he could. I used a 2" bone and squirrel cookie cutter. Can't wait to make these again!
GREAT recipe! My chihuahuas went insane for these!! I made a few changes... Used shredded carrots instead of cheese (my dogs love carrots), apple sauce instead of margarine, and peanut butter instead of bullion (didn't have any low sodium). I then halved the recipe and used a play cookie cutter from a kids baking set (smallest cutter I could find) and got about 50 cookies. Am about to make another batch right now!
I've been making these dog treats for about 12 years and even with all the variations I've tried have never failed to please. My favorite variation is to add leftover bacon grease, beef bouillon powder, and cheese (sometimes I'll cut up Velveeta if I don't have shredded cheddar). This makes the biscuits taste like bacon cheeseburgers. My kids and husband eat them too. After baking, the biscuit is somewhat soft - not hard and crunchy like Milkbones - and will mold after a few days so I usually keep them in the refrigerator. Edit - For those that don't want to use cornmeal, try ground flaxseed meal instead of cornmeal. I've done it that way many times and my dogs love them.
I made these with my 11-year-old daughter, which was a lot of fun. My dogs loved these! Instead of the cornmeal, which some dogs can be sensitive to, I substituted in the same amount of oats. I left out the sugar, beef bouillon and cheese and used 1 cup of peanut butter and replaces the margarine with 1/3 cup of fresh bacon grease. After cooking them I let them set in the oven over night to harden. My dogs couldn't get enough of these! I will definitely make them again.
replaced rice for the corn my german sheppard is allergic.
I made these for my mom's pups for Christmas. They LOVED them, and they normally turn their noses up at dog treats!
My dog Moose loved these cookies as well as my friends who I gave them to. I made these changes to the original recipe: I used olive oil in place of margarine, wheat germ in place of cornmeal, no sugar or bouillon. Even my friends cat loved them! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I feel better giving these treats to my dog since there are no preservatives or artificial flavorings in them.
Yesterday I was thinking this was not worth the effort. Today, after seeing how my dog turns down other treats in favor of these, I have to say I will make them again. Do not use cutters that are too large if you want to get lots of treats. I doubled the recipe. I also used a cat cookie cutter just because it amused me!
Easy recipe and my picky dog LOVED these treats!
Great, easy recipe. The dough was such a nice consistency and rolled out so nicely for me (and I always have trouble rolling sugar cookie dough!). I used beef broth in place of milk & beef boullion and honey instead of sugar. Smelled great in the oven and my dogs really seem to enjoy them! I'll definitely try a variation with peanut butter in the future.
My dogs loved these! I unfortunately didn't have oatmeal so I crushed up some Total cereal and used that - it made the treats smell a lot like Total, but the dogs still loved them! As other suggested, I substituted the cheddar cheese and bouillon, but I used 3/4 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of apple sauce., which also allowed me to omit the white sugar. The dough is sticky but the more you knead it and roll it out with whole wheat flour, the better it is to work with!
Thank you for this recipe. We have two Mastiffs, who are big snackers. So I am always on the lookout for homemade treats. I made these this morning, and I guess I don't need to worry about the shelflife :) I used chicken stock, and garlic, also I only had a 4 blend cheese. These smelled so yummy I was tempted. I did not have a bone cookie cutter so I used a ginger bread man. Which turned out really cute. Another treat my pups really love are ice cubes. So I put chicken or beef stock in ice cube trays, and they love that as a summer treat. It's not enough of a recipe to earn it's own spot on here, but I thought your pups might enjoy it.
3 dog approved!!! even my picky Chihuahua...I really like this recipe, easy to make. I did some subs and add ins...no margarine - i did 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup bacon greese...no corn meal i used ground flax meal, no sugar, 1 teasp of Chicken bouillon, 1/4 cup of milk...I also added 1 cup of fresh finely chopped parsley and 1 cup of fresh finely chopped kale...after sampling the first batch the dogs litterally sat at the edge of the kitchen staring at me in great anticipation of the next cookie...I am on my 3rd batch for christmas gifts and more for the local shelter...Thanks
The dogs I gave these too seemed to love them.
Made these last night for my puppies - they camped out beneath my feet, patiently waiting for whatever smelled so good to be fed to them! I didn't use the builloin cubes b/c we didn't have any, but they still tasted great - even my husband liked them! I used miniature Christmas cookie cutters, and one batch made approximately 200 mini treats. These are going to make great gifts for all my dog-loving friends!
Wonderful! My 3 dogs love them, even my picky one! Thank you
My pooch Tasha loved 'em!! Very Simple, and they smell good...no, i haven't tried one yet ;P My dog pukes whenever she has cheese so i switched that for peanut butter...worked great! I had to add quite a bit of extra flour to get it right...about 3/4 cup...no big deal though! My doggie is VERY appreciative of the creator of this recipe!! =D
Steve, my dog goes nuts when I bake because of the smells omitting from the oven. He layed there waiting for a morsel of a baked good to drop, not realizing that it actually was for him. Anyway, when I gave him one, he took off under the computer desk and horded as if it were a soup bone! He loved them, and I love the fact that I know that they are all natural! Thanks Donna!!
Amazing! I totally believe that you shouldn't feed your dog something you wouldn't eat, and this recipe works perfect! I made these with parmesan cheese, vegetable bouillon and egg whites, and they turned out great. My doggie loves them :)
My dogs went crazy over these. I may not have baked them long enough because they are not very hard, so I decided to taste one and they are really good! Due to the problems with store bought dog foods and treats lately, I will make these every week for our three poodles.
This is a great recipe to use as a base and my dogs love it! I substituted soy flour for the cornmeal and low sodium chicken broth for the milk, since neither is really that good for dogs (plus the soy and broth add extra protein). I made two flavors: ham and cheese by substituting ham drippings for the bouillon and peanut butter by substituting peanut butter for the cheese. Both were big hits with both my dogs and all the dogs who came by my table at the craft fair! Every one of them begged for more.
I have made these for my dog three times and she just loves them. They have been real god for training purposes. The only problem we have had, is the last few in the container have gotten moldy. Gonna try a tighter container this time.
This was a great recipe and easy to work with. I omitted the sugar and I did use crushed grahm crackers insted of corn meal because I heard it's not good for dogs. I also added 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter. My boxer loved them!
My dogs love these treats! Instead of the beef bullion I use puree chicken liver from our chickens and I also leave out the milk because the liver is plenty of liquid. Sometimes I also sub out the cornmeal since it's not great for dogs and use wheat germ either way they go nuts for it! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
5 tail wag rating from two dogs, so this recipe gets 5 stars.
My puppy loves these treats! I did use peanut butter instead of beef flavoring and cheese. The dough was very easy to work with! Thank you!
Love these...they're easy and my dog can't get enough! I even featured them on my food blog.
my doggies were "ok" with these. Kind of pushed them around a bit, but finally ate them. The dough is great to work with, nice consistancy. Oh, I did use someone's advice and subbed penut butter for the broth. Next time maybe I will strictly follow the recipe. Really cute though.
I am making this recipe for my dog right now for his birthday present. It was very quick and easy to make, and it called for everything I had in the pantry. I used all purpose flour instead of whole wheat and added a bit more and it was just the right consistency. I changed the size to 1 dozen and you don't need a lot of each ingredient then.Nothing more than 3/4 cup! So if you're short on ingredients, 1 dozen is just fine, I think. I used water when it was too thick and it was great. I can smell the treats baking right now...mmmm! Well, I hope my border collie/sheltie named Coal likes them!
No kidding - the dogs came to attention in the kitchen the minute I started this recipe and didn't leave until they had eaten several warm cookies each. Can't figure out how they knew it was for them though, as the ingredients are all just regular food items. Easy to make, no special ingredients to buy and they rolled out and cut better than most regular cookie recipes! I got about 2 1/2 cups of the flour incorporated before it wouldn't take any more. Only problem I had was my 6 year old kept eating the raw dough, and then nibbling on the baked biscuits. I plan to make these for the next bake sale I'm involved in as I think many people would love to buy these treats for their dog, and they can't use the excuse that they're on a diet. Also, I used small cookie cutters of gingerbread girls and boys and probably got closer to 6 dozen treats out of this recipe!!
Awesome. I did what another user suggested and substituted peanut butter for the cheese and bullion. Also, I didn't have margarine so butter was used instead. I "pulsed" the oats in a food processor before adding the other ingredients and was able to use my cookie press for these (larger die). The only other thing I'd do differently would be to cut back on the butter by a couple of tbsp, as the dough ended up kind of greasy to the point of pooling in the press when I was done.
I used 1 cup of ground flax seed for 1 of the cups of wheat flour and added about 2 tablespoons of leftover turkey. Next batch I'm going to remove the cornmeal (can be a problem for dogs with allergies) and will substitute something else (rice flour, barley flour, almond flour, instant potatoes, oatmeal, ground flax seed, etc.) The dogs would've devoured these immediately if I had let them, but they _were_ meant to be their Christmas cookies. The most finicky of my crew gave her nod of approval and quickly came back for more. Since I have several Danes I think next time I need to quadruple the recipe. :)
My dog LOVED these. She stood by the oven during the last few minutes trying to get to what was inside! Sometimes I make them sweet with the peanut butter and sometimes savory with 1 cup cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon beef buillon. She enjoyed both. I make a whole batch, freeze most in ziplock bags, and take them out a bag at a time. They will mold if left out too long.
My dog LOVES these!! The third (and then on after, i skipped the chicken/beef cubes and replaced it with 1 cup of peanut butter (mixed with the boiling water and oatmeal) My dog liked these much better. But awesome either way!
Time to make the dog treats! My dachshunds adore these, but FREEZE them in batches for the dogs...they get MOLDY. No preservatives in them which is a good thing. (And include that instruction if you give them for gifts.) I hate bouillion cubes so will use "Trader Joe's Better than Bouillion". One other thing, cheese is rich and can be binding to the digestive system of doggies,so I limit them to one or two a day. The don't need too much of a good thing!
My first attempt at making dog treats for my two mini schnauzers! they love them! =) Based on the prior reviews (thank you!), I used wheat germ instead of corn meal, honey instead of sugar, reduced cheese to 1/2 cup, omitted beef bouillon granules, and added 3 tablespoons of peanut butter. I will definitely be making more of these for the dogs. =)
this is a great kid-friendly recipe. you can't screw it up and kids can help make them - just follow the directions. our dog didn't even sniff them - just gobbled them up. my kids even tried them....ugh. thanks donna
I am worried about the beef bouillon, such high sodium and usually there is onion as an ing in it
I didn't roll this out I just made disk. I roll about 1 in ball and pressed it out to 1/2 in thick. My d, even my dogs loved it, even my pickiest.
My dog seemed to love these treats. I made some for other dogs in our complex and will give an update as to how they liked them after I get some feedback. It was super easy to make. I am going to try and find a way to add beef broth instead of the beef granules as they are FAR too salty to be good for any animal.
Oh My Gosh these smelled so good baking that I almost ate one when they came out of the oven. I made them just like the recipe and my Molly loved them. I found Martha Stewart dog cookie cutters at Petsmart last weekend. They were in a set of three (small, medium and large). I couldn't wait to bake some treats and found this recipe that turned out to be easy and good. Thanks!
Great recipe! Since my pup has some food allergies, I did make a few adjustments, substituting coconut oil for the margarine (great for skin and coat), no sugar or cornmeal (not good for animals), 1/2 c. extra oats, and brown rice flour instead of wheat (makes for a crisper biscuit also). I have also subbed a small jar of baby food chicken, beef etc. instead of the bouillon and/or 1/2 cup pumpkin or sweet potato with 2 tsp. of powdered milk instead of the 1/2 cup of milk. I have found this to be the best base recipe for dog treats that is easily adaptable to your dog's preferences! Thanks so much!
We tried this recipe for our new dog because prices were too high for dog treats. He loved them! It was less money and easy to make. Thanks for a great recipe!
My puppies love these
Omitted the sugar and replaced with Agave nectar and replaced margarine with olive oil. Also made a peanut butter version...taking out the cheese and bouillon. Both chihuahuas love them!
Dogs enjoyed these very much. I doubled the recipe and I made about 150 cookies using a 3" dog bone cutter and rolling my dough to 1/8" to 1/4" thick. Not necessary to grease the pans or to space the cookies - they do not spread. I substituted boiling beef broth for the boiling water and omitted the bouillion for less sodium. I also turned the cookies once the bottoms were browned for even color and crispness. Thanks for sharing!!
I've made these several times and our lab Molly loves them. This recipe is a real keeper.
Very good recipe- dogs loved them. I used peanut butter.
I have an insulin dependent dog and she loves these. I use splenda and whole grain gluten free flour and have also used potato flour. She loves them..
My "baby" loved these treats! He tried to get on the counter to eat them while they were still warm. Thanks for the recipe. I'll use it again and again!
Great Recipe and can be altered in so many ways with different flavors, grains, etc. I used chicken bouillon granules and oil instead of margarine. Our Lucy LOVES these and we have shared them with all her doggy friends. We humans even tasted em! Pretty good actually, for doggy treats but think I'll stick with my homemade whole wheat. Good, solid basic recipe with good results. An extra egg helps them to be a bit softer for older doggies to chew. Woof!
My dog loves these treats more than anything I could buy at the store! I cut them into tiny pieces with the pizza cutter befor baking them so they are perfect for training treats.
I have two chihuahuas. They love these! The dough is so easy to work with. I bought a tiny bone shaped cutter to use. They turned out so cute. The recipe made a ton.
My little dog loves these. I substituted brown rice for corn meal since corn meal isn't healthy for dogs. Also, I didn't have any milk so I used chicken broth. I also used white flour instead of whole wheat. Lots of variations can be used in this recipe and still comes out great!
I made these tonight for our 4 dogs. I like the recipe because you can use all organic ingredients. I made these in my food processor up to the kneading point. The dough comes together very quickly and easily. I didn't have a bone cookie cutter, so i rolled these out and cut into squares with a pizza cutter, then scored each square with the back of a knife. They smell pretty good, and if I didn't tell my fiancee that they were for the dogs, he would have eaten them! Easy Easy Easy and simple. If you have a dog you should make these! I'm going to try the peanut butter version next!
Wow! These are great, first batch as directed, second adding 1/2 cup peanut butter instead of cheese, third time, adding 1/3 cup minced garlic in olive oil instead of cheese. My grand-dogs love them all!!!
my dogs start to go bonkers when they smell this cooking in the oven. I've made these about 10 times. I am never careful with adding ingredients and they always turn out. I usually 4X this recipe and freeze them.
These treats look and smell quite plain but my two dogs go crazy for them! I didn't have any cornmeal so I substituted with some more whole wheat flour, and swapped most of the cheese for peanut butter to keep the cost down. Also as I don't have cutters I just rolled out the dough and cut into squares using a pizza wheel - quick and easy!
This recipe makes ALOT of treats and they didnt look very pretty but my dogs like them.
Sugar, cornmeal, and bouillon are not very good for dogs. Good substitutes would be honey, more flour, and some peanut butter. I would also substitute margarine for olive oil. Another thing i wouldn't use is the cheese for it could give your dog extreme gas issues.Since it is fresh with no preservatives, i would freeze the biscuits for a longer shelf life.
I made these the other day for my dog, Monday. She went absolutely crazy and stood by the oven waiting for them to be done. I cut the recipe in half and used the whole egg and I also left out the cornmeal. I but both peanut butter and some cheese in them because she loves them both so much! These were easy to roll out and cut. I found a cute dog bone shaped cookie cutter at Wal-Mart and I used it. I think I will make these a staple in our house!
My dog Hannah just loves these treats! And I had a lot of fun making them. I came across a dog bone cookie cutter in a store and just had to have it. I have even done up a little bag with a bow for friends with dogs when we go to visit.
I used a 1/3 cup peanut butter instead of the 1/3 cup margarine and my dogs love them. I had some very bitter medicine I had to give one of my dogs. She loved the treats so much she would eat it even with the medicine smeared over the top, tried to eat the bottom first, but eventually ate the whole thing.
Outstanding and healthy dog treats made at home! Our dog absolutely loves these! We add three Tablespoons of peanut butter in our version.
My dogs can't get enough of these tasty treats! When baking, place them close on the sheet to save space, as they don't spread/get bigger. So fun to use with cute packaging to give dog lovers as gifts!
Dogs loved these!
My dogs love these, as do all the neighbor dogs. We bake them and give them as gifts for the holidays. Sometimes I roll them out thinly and run a sharp, floured knife vertically and horizontally, making tiny squares. The dough is substantial enough to just scoop them up with a spatula and put them on the pan for baking. We foster dogs and use the little squares as training treats/rewards. They work great and store well in a sealed ziploc bag or plastic container. We keep them near the doors so they are easily accessible when housebreaking.
My boyfriend's sister says her Jack Russel won't eat the treats she bought at the store anymore!!! My friend says that her Golden Retriever went nuts for them!!! I made these far away from any of the dogs, but these obviously made for good Christmas presents for the dogs. Great recipe. Two paws way up!
Very tasty. The dogs loved them, too. Made these to take to our local shelter, along with some cookies for the staff.
i just made this and the recipe was very easy to follow. since i didnt have cornmeal or shredded cheese on hand, i made a peanut butter version instead. i substituted the cornmeal with AP flour, margarine with veggie oil & butter and the cheese/boullion with unsalted smooth peanut butter. they baked up beautifully. my furbaby, charlie, loves them. thank you!
My Min Pin loved these! She particularly loves cheese so they were perfect. She kept coming back for more! Great for pets for Christmas gifts.
Wow! I couldn't believe my dogs loved these! I did alter it which I normally don't do on recipes but I know that cornmeal isn't good for dogs so I found some brown rice flour in the pantry, (don't ask me why I had that in there), and replaced the cornmeal with that. I also omitted the sugar just because I didn't feel they would miss it. I didn't have bouillon granules so I used some "Better Than Bouillon" that I had leftover in the fridge. I'm going to try this with an egg subsitute next time. I also think I'll roll this to a 1/4" thick next time because they rise a bit and it was almost still to "soft" to be a biscuit like consistancy which is why I think some reviewers said they had mold after a few days. It was almost like a soft cookie/bread texture. I'll repost my results soon!
Of all the dog biscuit recipes I have tried, these come out the best, And very easy to change flavors!
I have a dog who is aging gracefully and she loves the treat! I roll them very thin and treats are easy on her teeth.
I decided to try these for my cat. The dough was easy to roll, and I used a pizza cutter to cut them into cat bite sized pieces. You can get lots of them on a cookie sheet because they don't spread. Unfortunately, my cat turns her nose up at them. I don't think it's fair to rate this recipe because it's designed for dogs, not cats, but wanted to give a little input in case anyone else was thinking of trying them for their cat. Now I have to find a dog to give all these little treats to.
My dogs LOVED these treats! How do I know? Because every time I took the container out of the cupboard they would absolutley loose their mind! They don't even get this excited over fillet mignon scraps! They are a bit time consuming, but I believe well worth the effort! Oh by they way, My mother- in-law wanted to see what all the fuss was about, so she tried one! She said she understands how a dog would love these so much!
Thank you for the recipe! These were easier to make than I would have guessed! My dog loved them! His tail was wagging like crazy when he tasted them! I used butter instead of margarine and they worked out fine.
I did not add any bullion as I don't want to give my dog that much salt. Also, substituted the wheat flour and cornmeal for brown rice flour. Much better for a dogs digestive system and for dogs who have food allergies. Substituted the cheddar with natural peanut butter. Healthy and a nice sweet treat. Many dogs like sweets and this is a way to give them sweet without sugar.
Every year I bake cookies for my neighbors, but this year I made cookies for their dogs, too. Of course, I gave some of the treats to my dog, as well. I used cookie cutters to cut out most of the treats, but since my dog is a very small Chihuahua, I made hers by rolling out lengths of dough into a rope, and then I just cut the rope at 3/4" intervals. Doing this made the treats much easier for her to chew and saved me the trouble of breaking up each cookie for her. Not as cute, but Lola didn't complain. All the dogs loved these, and one of my neighbors even asked me for the recipe. Donna, thanks for sharing.
My dog loved these! I also passed them out to some of her fave dog friends and they all loved them as well. Huge hit! I kept them in an airtight container for a week and then put the container in the fridge to be safe.
I made the mistake of having chicken bullion CUBES instead of granular, and I realized too late in the recipe, so I left it out and used peanut butter instead. I also used 75% reduced fat cabot cheddar cheese and put a tid bit of ham or pepporoni in the middle so it looked like a "thumbprint" cookie. Every dog that tried these (4 in all) loved them. Easy to make, will make again.
So easy and Tokyo loves them. Very healthy also
Very easy recipe. I made half a batch and added a bit of peanut butter (1/3 cup or so). Cut them into little one-inch heart sized treats. My dogs came in from outside while these were baking - coincidence or not? They loved them. These do not spread on the sheet at all while cooking, so they can be put very close together.
I have made this before (and thought I reviewed it, but I guess not), and my dogs love it! I have tried it as written, and have changed it up by using chicken bouillon and mozzarella cheese. But never have the "pupper-azzi" gone quite so crazy for them as they did over the batch I made today- I had some roasted pumpkin leftover, so on a whim I subbed the pumpkin in for the milk. I wasn't sure if the flavors would work, but all three of my dogs are thrilled with the results. (Of course they have been known to snack from the kitty litter box, so their tastes may not be as discerning as some ;)). Any way I have made these, they have been a success, and they will be going out in my holiday gift baskets to my friends and family with dogs this year. Thanks for a terrific recipe :)