Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cookies for My Four-Legged Friends

Dog treats are expensive!  At least the good ones are and you can bet Taco and Claire aren't huge fans of the cheap stuff.  Shocking huh?  Turns out they ARE huge fans of the ones I made them last night.  These were quick and easy and made a ton of healthy little cookies for my babies. Here's the recipe:

Parmesan Pleasers, adapted from Real Food for Dogs: 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. powdered milk
1 egg
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. water

Preheat your oven to 350 F.   Toss all your ingredients except the water into your mixer with the paddle attachment and mix on medium low to combine.  Slowly add just enough water to make a thick dough.  I needed a 1/2 cup but you may need more or less.  Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and roll to desired thickness.  These aren't going to rise so make them as thick as you'd like them to turn out.  I made chihuahua size cookies by rolling them to just a bit over a 1/4 inch and cutting them out with a shot glass.  For a bigger dog (shout out to Henley!) you probably want to do more like 1/2 inch thickness and cut them with a juice glass.  My chihuahua size cookies baked on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 7 minutes and then I turned off the heat and left them in the oven to crisp up for about 20 more minutes.  For larger cookies, bake about 15 minutes.
Happy Dog!


  1. Hmm daddy might have to get talked into making these for Henley this weekend while mommy does more homework. I even have the cute dog biscuit shaped cookie cutter!