Easy Cheesy Dog Treats

"I came up with the recipe after I decided to make treats for my family and friends' dogs for Christmas. I needed something soft because one of the old Chihuahuas teeth had started falling out and he couldn't chew the really crispy dog treats anymore. They do get a little crispy on the bottom but they're still slightly soft on the top. Store them in the refrigerator to keep them soft. I hope your dogs like them as much as ours did! (The recipe amounts have been adjusted for a double batch. Cut in half to make a single batch)"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cheese, whole wheat flour and garlic powder.
  • Place beef bouillon cubes in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 cup water.
  • Microwave the bouillon mixture for 1 minute or until the water is very hot.
  • Stir and mash bouillon cubes until you have a very concentrated beef broth.
  • Add oil, broth and honey BBQ sauce to the flour/cheese mixture. You may have to use your hand for this but it doesn't stick very much.
  • Place on counter (you don't need flour) and knead 10 to 15 times.
  • Roll out to 1/4" thickness.
  • Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter (I used a flower cutter that was about 2-1/2" across).
  • Spray a cookie sheet; place the cut-outs on the sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (less time makes them softer).
  • To keep them soft, store in the refrigerator.

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  1. Omit any form of garlic from all dog treat recipes! Garlic is very bad for them.


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