Dog Treats

Bacon, Cheddar and Parsley Dog Treats

Martha Stewart would not be happy with these dog treats. They are the ugliest treats I have ever made for my dogs and they are also their absolute favorite.
I am a perfectionist and hate it when something I bake doesn’t turn out beautiful. But I swallowed my pride and decided to share because they are so quick and easy. With a few tweaks they will turn out beautiful AND yummy. See the video at the end for a first hand view of my mistakes.
2 cups whole flour
1/2 cup apple sauce (no sugar added – organic if possible)
1/4 cup bacon (about 4 slices), cooked and crumbled
4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 egg
water, as needed
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix the whole wheat flour, apple sauce, bacon, cheese, parsley and egg together. It SHOULD look like a crumbly mess. BEFORE adding any water (this is something I failed to do) be sure and take a ball of dough and squeeze it together. If it sticks together DON’T add any water. If it is too crumbly, add a very small amount of water, stir and repeat until you have a good mix.
Pat the dough into a ball on a work surface. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness for small treats (like the stars I made). If you want larger treats (like a bone shape) roll the dough a bit thicker. Cut the dough into desired shapes with cutters. I would recommend something without points.
Arrange the treats in a single layer on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or they will stick). Bake for 30 minutes or until the centers of the treats barely yeild under the pressure of your fingertips. Make sure they don’t burn (DUH) but because of the cheese oozing out you need to watch them.
Turn off the heat and let the treats remain in the oven until cooled or when they are dried throughout. Remove from oven and let cool completely before sotring in an aritight container. They should last for at least a week (if your dogs don’t eat them all before that). If you want to store them for longer than a week, put them in the freezer.
I would love to hear how your treats turn out.
Please post pictures!

xx Mary + the Sage Hounds
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