Thursday, May 6, 2010

cheese please

I must confess that I spoil my dog rotten. I've been wanting to make her some homemade treats for ages, but all of the dog recipes I had contained lots of special impractical ingredients, making them rather pricey. So I was thrilled when a friend gave me several recipes that utilize common stuff I already had in my fridge and pantry. Heaven just adores cheese, so naturally I thought a cheesy treat would be a good place to start. She seemed to know that I was making something just for her, because she stalked me a little more than usual while I was in the kitchen. Or maybe she was just hoping I would drop some cheese on the floor.

{Cheese treats}

{My little girl enjoying her snack}

The treats were a big hit, and Heaven seemed to appreciate the fact that they were made with love just for her. But then again, it could have just been because she really really really loves cheese. Since they looked so tasty (and were made with normal human ingredients), I couldn't help but taste one was like a delicate little cheese cracker. Yummy, but I think I'll let Heaven have her treats and stick with cupcakes for myself.

Cheese Biscuits
{not sure of the original source since this recipe came to me from a friend}

1 cupe whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup cheddar cheese {I used 1/2 cup to make them extra cheesy}
1 large egg
3/4 cup water

1. Preheat oven to 325
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Kneed together until well mixed. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll flat to about 1/4-inch thickness.
4. Cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with a little extra Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

4 confessions:

Lindsey said...

Yumm!! This post made me hungry, lol!

Texan Couture said...

Thanks for sharing! I need to make these for my puppies they both love cheese!

Jules said...

This is such a great idea and I’m sure that my dogs would absolutely love these. We spoil our pups rotten too ;)

Heaven looks like she really enjoys it!

{lovely little things} said...

She's the luckiest girl in the world, looks like they were tasty!