Does your dog love cheese as much as Z? Why not try whipping up some delicious Homemade Doggy Cheez-its to satisfy that craving?
How did everyone enjoy Disney Cupcake Week? Which one was your favorite? I can’t pick one, cause I love them all! Have you seen Beauty and the Beast yet? I saw it over the weekend with a friend and I loved it!
If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen a post I shared recently of a recipe for Homemade Cheez-its. I’m a big cheez-it lover so naturally seeing that recipe made me very happy and I rushed right out and made some homemade cheez-its. And by golly were they tasty! So much better than the boxed kind and about the same cost too.
Making cheez-its for myself gave me the idea to make them for Z as well! Let’s just say, he approved of that idea.
The Doggy Cheez-its are made a little differently than the human version. The biggest change was the amount of cheese. In the human version it’s almost all cheese, which is absolutely delish. But for Z, I didn’t want to overload him with cheese. I don’t know about your dog, but too much cheese doesn’t always agree with Mr. Z.
I also used more than just cheddar cheese. I added some shredded cheddar, grated parmesan, and softened cream cheese. You could always play around with the cheeses as well based on what you have on hand. Some shredded mozzarella or grated Romano could be a great substitution!
Once the dough is all mixed up, just roll it out to about a 1/8” thickness and cut into squares. I also poked holes in the center of each square with a toothpick to make them look more like cheez-its.
I hope you dog loves these Homemade Doggy Cheez-its as much as Z did!
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Tbs Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 oz Cream Cheese softened
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
Preheat oven to 350°.
In your stand mixer beat together the cheddar, parmesan, and cream cheese. Add the egg. Slowly mix in the oats and flour. The dough may be a little pebbly. Add the oil and mix until a dough forms.
Roll the dough out to a 1/8" thickness and cut into squares. Place squares on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.