Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chicken and Cheese Dog Treats

You would think this is the face that launched a thousand pet treats but you're wrong. I'm off to visit Dean, Skye and their new baby, a Golden Labrador puppy named Penny and made her a bag of Chicken and Cheese Dog Treats. These treats are modelled off this recipe and I've fine tuned them with the help of Baci. So easy to make and most of the ingredients are already in your pantry.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup polenta
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powered chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of plain flour


Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease four cookie trays. In a large bowl add the rolled oats, butter and the cup of boiling water. Allow the mixture to stand for 10 minutes.

Then add the polenta, sugar, powered chicken stock, milk, cheese and egg and mix well. After the mixture is combined add the flour in one cup at a time. Knead lightly until it forms a soft dough.

Roll the dough to a 5mm thickness on a floured surface and cut with your favourite cookie cutter shapes. Space the shapes evenly on a cookie sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool before storing them in an airtight container. At this point, you might want to give a few to your faithful friend as they probably at your feet drooling over the cheesy aroma.


  1. How do they taste Jo? Fit for human consumption or only for the adventurous?

  2. They probably taste cheesy and salty. While dogs love the hard crunchy texture ... I suspect most humans wouldn't. Except babies as you hear plenty of stories of kids eating cat or fish food.

  3. i think the ingredients sound good enough for me to eat :)