Homemade Bacon, Egg and Cheese Dog Treats

Lately, I have been thinking of trying my hand at homemade dog treats, and there were several recipes on the boards that I plan to try. But first, I wanted to start simply, with ingredients I already had in the pantry. So using ideas from other recipes, I came up with this one on my own.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup + 1 TBSP low-sodium, low-fat plain chicken broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Monterey Jack)

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and begin with the flour in the mixing bowl.

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Then, add a little bit of the broth, and the egg.

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Is that the mixer I hear? Whatcha making?

Is that the mixer I hear? Whatcha making?

Add the rest of the broth gradually until you get a ball of sticky-ish dough.

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Crumble the cooked bacon and add the cheese to the bowl,

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and mix until they are evenly incorporated.

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Roll the dough out into a 1/2″-thick disc, or reasonable facsimile.

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And then cut into the shapes of your choice. (Next time, I might do cats or squirrels.)

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Place the cut-outs onto a baking sheet. I like to use parchment paper to keep the edges and bottoms from scorching.

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Bake 25-30 minutes, depending on desired crispness.

They look about the same going in and coming out. They didn't brown much.

They look about the same going in and coming out. They didn’t brown much.

I would have liked them to be a bit more crispy,

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but Poochie loved them just as they were!

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