Valentine Series: Cheddar-Corn Biscuits for your 4-Legged Valentine

I used to buy stuffed animals and other dog toys for Cameron’s dog but gave up after Esther  would destroy them in less than a day.  For this Valentine’s Day I am sending Esther (and my parent’s dogs Mango and Guinness) some homemade dog biscuits that I hope they will love.

I did some research into dog recipes before I started.  Some people say to avoid corn and flour because it is hard for dogs to digest.  Others claim it is fine in moderation and most dogs food have some combination.  I wouldn’t feed your pup these treats exclusively, every day, but I think every once in a while they will be just fine! I added ginger to these because Esther has a sensitive stomach and ginger helps soothe it.  I’ll update sally cooks with pictures of the dogs chowing down as soon as I can.

And yes, I tried these (they made the kitchen smell awesome) and they weren’t bad! I didn’t trick Joe with them….yet.

To buy:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup dried milk 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon 
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger 
  • 1 large egg

Valentine Series: Cheddar-Corn Biscuits for your 4-Legged Valentine:

  • combine 4 cubes of bouillon with 1 cup boiling water until they are dissolved
  • mix dry ingredients
  • mix in the remaining ingredients including the bouillon and water until well distributed
  • form dough into 2 inch balls and flatten on a greased cookie sheet 
  • preheat oven to 350
  • bake until tops are golden brown and cheese is bubbling, about 35 minutes total
  • you can turn off oven and dry biscuits in oven overnight or cool on a cookie rack if you want them to be softer