Isn’t this a face of a dog deserving of some homemade treats? I think so and the other day while skimming through my Google reader I came a across this neat little recipe. Last year we discovered our pooch is sensitive to certain treats and raw hide bones which causes all around his eyes to break out. It got a little messy but his eyes are finally all cleared up. I wanted to try these treats out on him and see if this will be a healthier alternative to what we’ve been giving him and hopefully will prevent him from breaking out.
And Rocky’s response? Woof… he loves them and so far so good with the allergies.
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour
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.
Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface (I just kneaded with the hook attachment in my KitchenAid), 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.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.