Please excuse us as we interrupt your Monday for a very important announcement from your four-legged family member: tomorrow is “National Dog Biscuit Day” (Tuesday, February 23rd).
It’s been a pet-worthy month for those critters we welcome into our homes, onto our couches and into our beds. From “Pet Dental Health Month” and “Responsible Pet Owners Month” to “Love Your Pet Day” (on February 20th) and finally to close out the month, “National Dog Biscuit Day” (coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd).
Oh, and by the way? Your dog(s) would really love some FRESH, HOMEMADE dog biscuits … 🙂
Now wait! Before you panic and run to Walmart for that industrial-sized box of Ol’ Roy biscuits that probably taste like stale old concrete, making yummy dog biscuits is not as hard as you may think! It’s also a fun family activity which makes your home smell SO good and your dog ever so grateful!
To make it even easier, we’re going to give you a foolproof, simple recipe that our own resident Great Danes have tasted and given four-paws up to … Paws Lick’n Chick’n Cheesy Bites! Just seven ingredients you may already have in your kitchen too!
Ready? Here we go …
Paws Lick’n Chick’n Cheesy Bites
3 cups white flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons softened margarine (we prefer using butter)
2 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
1 egg +1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine flour, cornmeal, chicken broth, margarine (butter) and cheese.
Knead dough for 3 minutes. Apply a light layer of flour to rolling surface and rolling pin. Roll dough to 1/4 thickness and stamp out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutter (we like shapes like bones and fire hydrants!). Place on ungreased cookie sheet(s).
Beat egg and milk together and brush on top of biscuits.
Bake for 35 minutes or golden brown.
Makes two dozen biscuits and one VERY happy dog!