If you read my last post, you know that my boy (doggy) Chance hasn’t been feeling well. His teeth have been bothering him and he has to have dental surgery next week.
I noticed that his jaws “quiver” when he is yawning or chewing on crunchy food (that was my sign that something was wrong). So I made him these tender biscuits to enjoy as a treat.
I started with a recipe in my Three Dog Bakery Cookbook. Of course I didn’t have all of the ingredients the recipe called for, so I adapted it to make it work. Chance gave it a “high five” (or four?).
It all starts with making the dough in a large bowl…then rolling little golf ball sized dough balls and placing them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until lightly golden browned on top. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Your dog will thank you! Here is chance chillin’ in grass…he always finds a warm spot to bask in the sunlight. Now that he is super-spoiled, I’ll definitely be making these dog treats again soon!
NOTE: It has come to my attention that there is debate regarding if garlic is safe for dogs. I have read that in minute amounts, garlic is not toxic for dogs. I have fed my dog very small amounts of garlic without issues. However, I am NOT a veterinary professional and recommend you consult your veterinarian before feeding your dog any type of homemade treats or food.
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease baking sheet or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, cheese, sour cream and parsley.
- Add water & olive oil and form dough.
- Roll golf ball sized balls from dough and place on greased baking sheet. Press on the tops of the dough balls with the back of a spoon to lightly flatten.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until biscuits are a light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
Adapted from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook