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After so many scares of tainted pet food and recently tainted pet treats, I have started to cook my own treats for the mutts. They were already being fed homemade food so treats were the next progression. Since I have the fussiest dogs in the universe, finding treats (and food) recipes is always a challenge but this is one recipe that my guys appear to enjoy!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons margarine
- 6 tablespoons bacon fat
- 1 cup water, boiling
- 3⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese (or Romano)
- 4 bacon pieces
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 165'C (325'F).
- Cook bacon until crisp. Crumble into pieces.
- In a large bow, combine rolled oats, margarine, bacon fat and boiling water. Mix well and let stand for ten minutes.
- Stir in the sugar, cornmeal, milk, cheeses, bacon crumbles, egg and 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules.
- Mix in the flour, one cup at a time until it becomes a firm dough.
- Knead dough on floured surface, mixing additional flour as needed to make a smooth and non-sticky dough.
- Roll out to 1/2" thickness and cut cookies with your favourite cookie cutter.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until cookies become golden brown.
- Cool and serve.
My Springer spaniel Jody just loved this treat.One problem....she knows wear we keep them so first thin in the morning she goes to the kitchen and barks until she gets her treat. Very easy to make but I had to bake 40 minutes and the recipe does not tell you how to handle the beef bullion flakes. I mixed them into the dough as a next to last step.. Thanks for this great doggie recipe
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules I too mixed into the dough. This great doggie recipe, WE THANK YOU. the doggie are doing the happy food dance!! NOW !! THANK YOU!! 7 Stars