Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Four years ago we brought home our Gracie girl from the Oregon Humane Society. What a wonderful blessing she turned out to be! We all, friends included, absolutely adore Grace. She is smart, funny, loyal, and always happy to see a familiar face. In honor of her adoption anniversary, I decided to bake her some doggy treats today, along with an extra-long walk, lots of ball throwing, and extra hugs. I found a great recipe over at The Cottage Market that I knew she would LOVE! Apple? Bacon? Cheddar? Perfect. She literally drools when we bring out her treats…she absolutely loves them!

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

How to Make Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat.

Combine the butter, olive oil, and egg together with a whisk until well combined. Add the milk and grated apple then whisk. Add the whole wheat flour and white flour; mix until just combined. Add most of the cheddar, bacon, and parsley. Mix until combined. Side Note: If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a bit more milk. 

On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough for 30 seconds until smooth. Roll out the dough into a 10-inch circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle some of the remaining bacon bits, cheese, and parsley on the dough then lightly press down. Using a dog treat cutter, cut out the dog bones.

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Carefully place the bones onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into the preheated oven.

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Bake until lightly golden, 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for 6 months.

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

 

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dog Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dog Treats
Servings: 32
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 apple peeled & grated (no pits, seeds, or core from apple!!!)
  • cups whole wheat flour
  • cups white flour
  • cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon chopped into bits
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
  • Combine the butter, olive oil, and egg together with a whisk until well combined.
  • Add the milk and grated apple then whisk.
  • Add the whole wheat flour and white flour; mix until just combined.
  • Add most of the cheddar, bacon, and parsley. Mix until combined.
  • Side Note: If it's too sticky, add a bit more flour. If it's too dry, add a bit more milk.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough for 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Roll out the dough into a 10-inch circle, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle some of the remaining bacon bits, cheese, and parsley on the dough then lightly press down and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the dog bones.
  • Bake until lightly golden, 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for 6 months.
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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wow that looks good enough for humans as well as dogs 🙂 Glad Gracie has found such a good home. Diane

  2. How cool. We are alike in many ways. I make our dog, Star, her own treats with peanut butter and she can’t get enough. Your recipe looks great.

  3. delicious! she’s just adorable, and i have no doubt she deserves ALL of the treats. 🙂

  4. Oh yum… My pup would totally be into these!!! Gracie is adorable 🙂

    1. Margaret,

      Sorry! I have corrected the recipe. I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups white flour.

      ~Pam

    1. Julie,

      Sorry! I have corrected the recipe. I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups white flour.

      ~Pam

  5. Angie Walker says:

    What about dogs with grain allergies

  6. 5 stars
    Would I be able to use just coconut flour? If so, how much would I use? I want to make these for my American bulldog, but it has to be grain free. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Our Cayenne loves these. I’ll be making this recipe for the third time

    I used the recipe as is and with coconut flour. When using coconut flour the ratio is 1\3 cup for a cup of flour and an extra egg.