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Homemade Dog Treats

July 7, 2011

Yesterday I finally finished reading The Dogs of Babel. It’s a novel about a man who obsesses over teaching his dog to speak so he can uncover the truth behind his wife’s death. It’s definitely not my favorite book, hence why it took me so long to finish. But, it is kind of entertaining to think about dogs being able to “talk”…

I wonder if I can get Chandler to howl, “I ruv roo” like the famous YouTube Huskie… I’m still working on teaching him to wave “bye.” I’ll keep you posted… (If I’m not already a huge creep about my dog, this post will surely affirm it now.)

Ever since I got Chandler, he has never ceased to bring joy and happiness into my life everyday. It’s amazing how easily a tail wag and a smile can make your day. There are no amount of belly rubs, ear scratches, or kibble that will ever show him just how much he means to me!

As a tribute to every wonderful dog out there, I made homemade dog treats! Because there’s no better way to a dog’s heart than through his stomach!

Some things never change.

Homemade Dog Treats recipe slightly adapted from AllRecipes:

¼ cup rolled oats

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon margarine

¼ cup boiling water

3 tablespoons cornmeal

½ teaspoon white sugar

½  teaspoons beef bouillon granules

2 tablespoons milk

¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 egg yolk, beaten

¾ cup whole wheat flour

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, ¼ cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with cookie cutter, and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.
Makes 20 servings.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    October 17, 2011 7:39 pm

    What a GORGEOUS lab!

  2. Pat permalink
    October 18, 2011 1:38 am

    Do you have nutrition information for your doggy treats?
    I’d like to make them for two “slightly overweight” pooches.

    • October 18, 2011 7:20 am

      Hi Pat, I could find out the nutrition information for these dog treats, but I’m not sure you can really apply it to dogs since their metabolism and daily caloric value is not the same as ours! Let me know if you still want the info though just for a general idea!

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