recipe from dogtreatrecipes.org
Now that we are up to two dogs again (Remy post to come soon), making my own dog treats is not only fun but much easier on the checkbook. Plus since my first attempt with the Peanut Butter recipe was such a hit with Dexter, I wondered why I hadn't thought of making a healthier snack for him earlier.
I made two sizes of these so I could give the boys a smaller snack as a reward for listening well as they both only will do if the word "treat" is involved. Funny how even dogs have selective hearing, isn't it?
This recipe has garlic as an ingredient. I have read controversy on using garlic in pet treats and a call to my local vet verified that garlic in small quantities is actually healthy for most pets. If you are still leery, however, make sure and contact a vet you trust and ask them. My boys gobbled these up in record time and I assure you, they are just fine.
1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup grated cheddar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup milk
pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except for the milk, in a mixing bowl. To the mixture, add just enough milk to form a ball.
Put the cheese ball into the fridge to chill about half an hour. Roll onto lightly floured surface. Cut into cute shapes. Bake about 15 minutes or until firm.
Makes about 29-36 biscuits depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
After these were slightly cooled, I put them in an airtight container which allowed them to soften a bit, yet keeping their firmness for good chewing!