When I woke up this morning and began thinking about what I wanted to share next, I thought about who I hadn’t yet cooked for. It was at that moment our family friend Tasha came to say “Good Morning”. How could I have not made something for Tasha yet? This was an oversight I had to fix. Tasha loves cheese. It is her love of cheese that inspired me to make these Homemade Oatmeal Cheese Dog Biscuits.
When I am at the pet store I do try to find all natural treats for my girl. It’s almost impossible with the endless variety of treats and flashy packaging. As I stood there in the kitchen thinking of how to make some biscuits for Tasha I wanted to use as little ingredients as possible. In my mind, the less ingredients, the more natural, that and dog biscuits aren’t that different than cookies. Cheese had to be the main ingredient. Second I wanted to incorporate beef. So, I had my flavor and liquid, now for the binders. I thought about flour, but instead wanted to use oats. Since oats don’t have the same texture as flour I figured I would have to grind it up just a bit. Throw in an egg and you have a basic biscuit.
The smell of the beef broth and the sound of the cheese package already had Tasha waiting.
Making the Oatmeal Cheese Dog Biscuits
So, as mentioned above the ingredient list for these oatmeal cheese dog biscuits is pretty limited. Rolled oats, beef broth, cheese and an egg.
Place the oats in a food processor.
Pulse a few times until oats are slightly broken up. About 6-9 times.
Add broth and egg, pulse a few time to bring dough together and then add cheese and incorporate into dough.
Let stand 5 minutes and then roll out between two layers of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Punch out biscuits with your desired cookie cutter. I used a bone shaped cutter. You might want to dip in some flour so the dough doesn’t stick.
Now place biscuits on prepared cookie sheet and place in preheated 325° oven for 23 minutes.
Take out of oven and let cool. Store in zip lock baggy or air tight jar. Now you can feel good sharing a homemade treat with your family friend that won’t break the bank and will keep them coming back for more.