Easy-to-make homemade dog cookies are a fun project for the kids and fill your home with the delicious smell of cheese.
This holiday season, give the kids in your life a chance to learn cooking skills and create an affordable gift to give to every relative, friend and neighbor that has a dog. These dog cookies are incredibly easy to make (there’s only 4 ingredients in them) and dogs loooove them! Whenever I bake them, my dog, Louise, lays in front of the oven and waits for them to come out. Here’s what you’ll need…
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 8 oz package of grated cheddar cheese (2 cups)
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- Mix all ingredients together adding water as you go to form a stiff dough. More water may be required to get all of the flour and cheese to stick together.
- Roll the dough into a ½ inch thick sheet.
- Using your favorite holiday cookie cutter, cut out shapes of dough and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 250 degrees until dry (about 2 hours).
The smell is great and honestly, you won’t be able to resist trying one yourself.
Make sure that you let the cookie completely cool before giving one to your dog!
Store cookies OUT OF REACH. Once the ‘Louise’ in your life tries one of these, she’s not going to be able to stop herself. These are a TREAT, not a meal.
Can My Dog Eat Cheese?
The cooked, dried cheese should not present a problem for your dog, but go slowly. Most cases of upset stomachs in dogs occur because of sudden changes to diet (you have to check out this fascinating article on how dogs can eat gross things and not get sick). One cookie per day should be a safe pace for you to start. Be mindful of calories as well. An average sized cookie is roughly 100 calories.