Friday, May 13, 2005

Crunchy Cheddar Oat Snacks

Crunchy Cheddar Oat Snacks

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup boiling water
5 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant chicken bullion
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour, plus additional for kneading

Preheat oven to 325

In a large bowl, stir together oats, water and butter - cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Add cornmeal, sugar, bullion, milk,cheese and egg - still well to combine. Add all-purpose flour and mix until combined. Add whole-wheat flour, stirring to form a stiff dough.

Scoop the dough onto a floured surface and knead, adding additional whole-wheat flour, until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4". Cut out as many pieces as you can with your cutters and place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Pull the scraps together, re-roll dough and continue cutting out shapes until the dough has been used up.

Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until browned, about 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer the dog treats to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes several dozen.

Just found the recipe? Click here to see where we talked about it!


  1. I just took these out of the oven. The house is filled with a wonderful cheesy aroma. I know that my dog friends will love them.

  2. Patti - I'm glad you gave these treats a try! Spike and Max are still enjoying their share!