Monday, June 29, 2009

Treats for Bailey

A double batch turned out about 90- 2" scrumptious doggy bones.

It's only the second day of their summer holidays and not even 9 am and look what we've already turned out! A double batch of homemade Garlick & Cheddar dog biscuits but the thing is, there's no garlic in the ingredients! I got this cute little Dog Biscuit cookbook with a removable built-in bone-shaped cookie cutter from a garage sale a few weeks ago and have been promising the kids that we'd make a batch soon. Well, now that summer vacation has begun, we have more than a few moments to hone their math skills and cooking skills at the same time.

This dough is amazingly easily to roll out and cut. Whether or not Bailey really likes them or not, we'll never know because as like most dogs, they devour anything like it's the best thing in the world or they've not eaten for days. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I actually tried one but I did. Well, they are made from wholesome first quality ingredients, just not enough or lacking a few key ingredients we would put into our treats, that's all. Okay, the whole family tried them. Lauren actually spit hers out onto the floor and Bailey cleaned up after her! I thought it tasted like cardboard. Nothing much too these biscuits. Not much flavour, no salt, no nothing, including moisture! But with the stupid kid tricks, which my husband thinks all good dads should teach their kids, I feel a bit better about the kids putting these in their mouths than Milk Bone dog biscuits from the store.

Look how much fun your hubby can have teaching your kids thing you can do with Milk Bone dog treats!

This recipe is adapted from The Doggy Bone Cookbook.

1/3 cup of shredded cheese such as mozarella or cheddar
3 tablespoon of margarine or butter, softened
1-2/3 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cups milk

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix cheese and margarine/butter, add milk and flour and knead until combined. Roll out into about 1/4" thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Makes approximately 50 bones.

Don't these look good enough for anyone to eat?

Bailey thinks they smell delectable!Bailey would do anything for these cheddar crisps!Lauren tried one too.

1 comment:

  1. A great project to educate and bond with the kids. That is really cool! They look like the ones you can buy at the pet food store. How long do they keep for (that is, if Bailey doesn't inhale all of them in 3 days)?