Bake up some homemade treats for your pups! These cheddar parsley paws & bones make a thoughtful gift for your fur babies & the dog lovers on your list. The parsley helps with bad doggie breath and the wholesome ingredients make a yummy treat!

These are made with a cookie press and our paws and bones disks. The recipe is simple and straightforward. As they are not “people cookies” they have a much more rustic, textured appearance.

According to our Pups Quinn and Mary, these snacks are fabulous.🤣Later in this post there’s video of Quinn chowing one down.🐕

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Cheddar & Parsley Breath Biscuits

Full recipe yields about 66 mixed big and small treats

For dogs on a low-fat diet you might limit these as they do have butter and cheese. This recipe was approved by our vet.

¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter

6 ounces medium or sharp cheddar cheese (NOT pre-shredded, you MUST grate it yourself!) grated fairly fine

1 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal (baby cereal)

½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour

½ Tablespoon Ground Flax Meal (optional)

2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 350°F

In a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Shred the cheddar cheese. I use the second smallest holes on a manual grater.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and cheese together until well-combined and creamy.

Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. This mixture will seem very crumbly. Use your hands to knead it into a soft dough. If it feels too stiff to press or you are having trouble pressing (even slowly) add water a teaspoon at a time until you have a texture like a workable clay. It should not be impossible to press, just stiffer than cookie dough. It was super dry in my house the day I made these and I added 3 teaspoons of water. Add whatever it takes to make them press out nicely. They do extrude slower, as explained below.

Load your press barrel and use a very slow, even, steady pressure to extrude the dough through your disks, as outlined below in special instructions.

Note: This recipe works with the big and small bones and paws disks. In the video I say it doesn’t work as well with the big paw, but honestly I was thinking of another dog treat recipe! The big paws do just fine with this one!

Here’s a video clip of me pressing the hardest one- the small bone, and then the small paw.

Written directions:

*Special directions for pressing these treats* This will NOT feel like pressing cookies!

If you maintain a nice even, stiff pressure the treats will form nicely. It will feel especially different pressing the small bones, as you will not need even close to a full “click” to press them (referring to “one click-per-cookie type presses). You will hardly feel them stick to the pan. If any of the shapes do not release from the press well, you can easily pull them off with your fingers and set them on the pan! Count on pressing/applying pressure slowly and steadily for a few seconds per shape. Watch the video to see what I mean!

Remember that these are not people cookies made with only fine ground flour, so they will have a more rustic appearance. These make a nice light treat that isn’t too hard to crunch. The small bone and small paw make excellent little training treats.

Bake for about 12 or 13 minutes or until edges begin to brown, checking early and often as all ovens are different.

Let them sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack to avoid breakage.

Store tightly covered for up to 4 days. I like to freeze these in small batches (about 4 days’ worth) and take them out as needed. They will last a month or two in the freezer.

Wrap them up in treat bags or jars with ribbons and give them as gifts! The dog lovers in your life and their furry friends will thank you. Ask about any pet allergies if you’re concerned about special dietary needs or restrictions.

Here’s a video of Quinn, my little chihuahua-cocker spaniel politely sitting for a treat. He’s such a good boy!

Happy Baking and Happy Tails!


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