Make Healthy Bacon and Cheddar Doggie Treats for Your Pet or as Gifts

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Your adorable little doggie deserves some healthy homemade treats for his snacks. These are made with ingredients you have in your kitchen. When you stir these up and bake them, your little family friend will know they were made with a pinch of love too. Have fun and Happy Wagging! If your friend’s and family have pets, make these for Christmas gifts from your Bowser to theirs!

  1. Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together with wooden spoon, 1 C whole wheat flour, ½ C Rice Flour, ½ C wheat germ, ½ C yellow or white cornmeal, ½ C instant nonfat dry milk powder, 1 t. raw sugar, ½ t. garlic powder, and 1 t. sea salt.

  2. Step 2

    Add 1 large egg, ½ C shredded sharp cheddar cheese, ¼ C grated parmesan cheese, ½ C bacon bits, and ½ C hot beef broth. Mix well. If dough is too dry, add a bit of water, if too wet, add a bit of flour. Mix into a dough ball.

  3. Step 3

    Place dough ball on lightly floured surface and knead a bit. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with bone, round, and heart-shaped cookie cutters.

  4. Step 4

    Place the doggie cookies 1-inch apart on a sprayed cookie sheet. Lightly press tines of fork in to prevent air bubbles.

  5. Step 5

    Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Rotate cookie sheet half a turn and bake for another 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely on wire racks before letting doggie have one.

  6. Step 6

    TIP #1: If you want to give these as a gift in a jar, pour the dry ingredients into a large jar and attach a gift tag shaped like a bone with the instructions of adding the cheeses, broth, bacon bits, and egg etc. Include the kneading, rolling, and baking instructions too.

  7. Step 7

    TIP #2: Another idea is to bake the doggie treats and put them in a quart-sized mason canning jar with a gift tag from your pet to theirs.

  8. Step 8

    TIP #3: A gift idea is also to use larger bone-shaped cookie cutters and when baked, stack the treats and tie with raffia and a gift tag.

  9. Step 9

    TIP #4: Make these homemade healthy doggie treats and sell them. Be sure to include a list of the ingredients (not amounts) on the label.

  10. Don’t worry if your children accidentally get into these, there’s nothing harmful in them!
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