Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pour Les Chiens.

My little furry people also love a treat. Here is a great dog cookie recipe that I got from the December issue of the about-to-be-defunct Country Living. I have tried quite a few, being the awesome dog mommy that I am and this recipe is definitely a keeper.

Yes, those are absolutely fire hydrant and kitty cookie cutters. If you're gonna do it, do it right.

Cheesy Dog-Bone Biscuits

4 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
4 Tablespoons Butter, softened and cut into about 16 pieces
3/4 cup All-Purpose Unbleached Flour (plus extra for rolling dough)
1/4 teaspoon salt (it calls for half but I reduced it)
I added about 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (dogs love it)
1 Tablespoon Half-and-Half (I needed a little more, about double)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine cheese, butter, flour and salt; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add half-and-half; process on low speed until dough forms a ball (add a little more half-and-half if ball doesn't form).

On a lightly floured surface (again, I used the large Silpat for rolling) using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough out to approx. 1/8-inch thick. Cut biscuits with a cookie cutter and transfer to an ungreased (Silpat- or parchment- covered) cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool.

The finished product: Puffy, golden, cheesy.

One happy customer:

My old girl. She'll be 15 in February.

Stella sat by the oven the entire time they were baking. My furry girls loved them and your dogs and your friends' dogs will love them, too!


David said...

The schnauzers thank you for this! (frankly, they sound like they might be delicious with a bottle of the sparkling malbec we enjoyed Monday night)

Decorina said...

Skylar says thanks, HG. I need to make him some for the holidays.

Country Living dying too? Bummer. Tho it hasn't been the same since Mary E went away. My shelter magazine addiction is curing itself. Wonder when the husband will notice?

Anonymous said...

Yes, these look scrumptious -- for me, of course.

And I'll have a glass of what David's having to go with.

hello gorgeous said...

Actually, I tried them after all the comments and they're good. They taste like fluffy, homemade Cheese-Its.

I'll have some of what David's having, regardless.

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, I love these- they are adorable- fire hydrants and kittens (although mine would love a squirrel too!) Yes, if you are going to do, do it right :) I am filing this recipe away. Thanks for sharing.

Also, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I'm glad that you enjoyed Stephanie's interview too- I always love getting to know about the person behind a blog!

Pigtown*Design said...

I have a dog-bone shaped cookie cutter, which will be perfect for these!

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