Tuesday, October 23, 2012

doggie TREATS!

Jack, the family dog, turns 13 this year and for his birthday I decided to homemake dog treats for my first time. I researched online (bullwrinkle.com) and found something that sounded yummy, yet simple to make, then turned it into my own concoction:

Oatmeal Cheesy Bacon Dog Cookies 
Recipe makes 2 pans - good enough for your dog, and then some!

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 stick butter, melted
4/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tsp. vanilla
3 2/3 cups regular oats, uncooked
1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. already cooked, crumbled packaged bacon

Combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Melt butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in all other ingredients. Make dough into balls and flatten. Create your own shapes or use cookie cutters. Place onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack.