Who could ask for anything better than a lazy holiday weekend to try out my new Cheese Em Right Snackerday treat recipe? I actually tried this one out twice today because a certain Newfoundland decided to break the dog gate down and eat half of the treats this morning! Good thing this recipe is easy to do and only has 5 ingredients so you can whip them out in less than 30 minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
The recipe is adapted from Bubba Rose Biscut Company (Cheese, Please!) and I keep modifying their recipes because I like the fact that they use alternative flours and they have such easy recipes to follow.
So, here are the instructions for Cheese Em Right!
- 2 cups oat flour
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (low-fat if you like)
- 1 cup shredded carrots (optional, the second time I skipped the carrots and used 2 cups of cheese)
- 1 tablespoon of Italian spice mix (make sure there is no onion)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly until a dough forms. I've found that i typically need to use more flour to reduce the stickiness in the dough enough to roll it out, but if it is too stiff for you then add water by the tablespoon until you get the consistency that you like.
Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper until you get 1/4" thickness. (see the Ginger Bunny post on how I like to roll out my dough with slats). Place cookies on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they reach a light golden color. Remove from oven and cool before giving them to your dog! Seal in an airtight container in the refrigerator or make a large batch and freeze.
Foyle couldn't resist trying to get a few while I was taking pictures! If you'd like to give them as a treat use a 1" round cookie cutter and drop them into a tall jar like the Quattro Stagioni jar above! (I found mine at the Crate and Barrel outlet) Tie with a cute dog-themed ribbon or gift card and you are set! Easy, sweet gift for your dog friends!
(as always talk to your veterinarian before you make these if your dog has allergies or specific diet needs!)