Stella Puppy is such a good girl, that I really enjoy making treats for her. I think she enjoys eating them too! I made these cheesy treats while we were waiting for the hurricane to roll in. I took her out for a walk while they were baking, and it smelled like French gougères (cheese puffs that will be featured here one day) in my apartment.
Stella got a whiff of them and ran straight to the oven, immediately forgetting about her recent fight against the rain. She sat her toosie down in the kitchen and waited for them to come out of the oven and cool down. Stella always looks so cute when she is wet. She was wearing a raincoat outside, but she doesn’t like wearing the hood (I wouldn’t either with ears like those), so only her face got wet.
To make these treats, heat your oven to 350ºF. Then, mix together 1 1/2 cups of oat flour, 1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour, 1 cup of shredded cheese (I used a cheddar/mozzarella/jack mixture that was left over from my quiche), 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1 egg, and 1 1/2 cups of water. Get ready to work your biceps, because this mixture is like cement!! Its texture is very similar to the pumpkin treats I’ve featured here before.
Scoop your treats into tablespoon-sized lumps and put them on an un-greased baking sheet. They don’t spread while they bake, so you can place them close together. Bake the treats for 25 minutes until they harden.
Stella says, “These treats make me craaaaazy!” And I’m sure your dog will love them too. This recipe makes a lot of treats- I filled three pint-sized containers. Keep the treats you’re ready to use in the fridge, and store the others in the freezer for later use. I hope your pup enjoys them!!
This recipe was adapted from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company.