On December 30th we added a brand new member to our family. Our sweet little “Jax” who is a super cute and cuddly Shipom puppy (Shitzu/Pomeranian). Growing up I had a countless number of pets. All different sized dogs, cats, horses and even a sheep and hedgehogs at one point. Never in my life have I spent so much time looking up cute little accessories for an animal as I have over the last week since bringing him home. I never would have thought that I would become one of “those” pet owners, but now I am.
Not only have I found countless DIY projects that I will be working on for my little fur baby, but I have also done some research on food and treats. Just like processed people food, there is a lot of not so good stuff in factory made dog treats. I did some searching and found a few recipes to use as a guide for making my own treats for Jax. I came up with these Cheesy Cheddar treats and they turned out quite well (he ate them which is a good sign).
chicken bouillon cubes
2/3 cup rice flour
*2/3 cup oat flour *I used my magic bullet to grind organic oats into flour for this recipe
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
cookie cutters (or you can roll into little balls and flatten with your palm)
- Preheat your oven to 375.
- In a small bowl dissolve bouillon cube in warm water (about 7-9 tablespoons).
- In a separate bowl mix flours and cheddar cheese and add in the liquid slowly, mix with your hands until it reaches a dough like consistency.
- Form into a ball, wrap in saran wrap and chill in fridge for 10 minutes.
- After the dough has chilled, roll onto floured surface and cut out desired shapes. You do not want them to be too thick.
- Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, turn off oven and leave them to dry out for an additional 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container. This recipe made approximately 30 small treats.
Let me know how your pups liked them!
Jennifer Hunt is the owner/licensee of Guelph Mompreneurs, the creative mind behind Imagine With Paper, and a social media footprint in the Guelph-Wellington area with her blog My Big Blue World which is focused on the adventures – and misadventures – of being a mom of 3 boys. She describes herself as a “serial crafter and DIY addict” and sometimes finds it hard to step away from pinterest. Although life can get pretty hectic she has decided to add a new blog “Goddess With a Gluegun” into the mix. You can follow Jennifer @GGgodess on Twitter!