Maggie Approved: Chicken Dipped Dog Treats

Chicken Dipped Dog Treats
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in  your
pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. Phil Pastoret

I didn't have time to try another dog treat recipe before Christmas, so an emergency Petco trip was made to fill Maggie and the Wiener's Christmas stockings. I did, however, manage to find enough time in my schedule to order Real Food for Real Dogs: 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome from Amazon over the Christmas break.

As soon as the cookbook arrived, I started looking for a treat with Chicken in the title and found myself in luck. Chicken Dipped Treats looks promising and the author seems sure that my dog will like it. Will Maggie like these? I'm ready to give it another go.

Chicken Dipped Treats

  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup margarine, softened to room temperature
  • 1 chicken-flavored bouillon cube
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

1) Preheat the oven to 325° F.

2) Bring the water to a boil.

3) Pour the water into a large bowl and add the oats, margarine, and bouillon cube. Mix well and let stand for 5 minutes.
4) Whisk the egg.
5) Stir in the powdered milk, egg, and cornmeal.
6) Slowly add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing with a wooden spoon.
7) Knead the dough a few minutes to create a stiff consistency.
8) Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it is 1/2-inch thick.
9) Cut the dough into golf-sized circles and place on a greased cookie pan about 1 inch apart. Okay, so I didn't follow directions. Bone-shapes are just cuter. I did make one golf-size circle and it just wasn't pretty.

10) Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the treats are golden brown.
11) Remove the pan from the oven. Let the treats cool until hard and crunchy.
Chicken Dipped Dog Treats

The Test

The initial approach.
The snatch and grab.
To eat or not to eat?
To Eat!
This is a stunning and unexpected development. Excitement ensues throughout the house! Chicken Dipped Dog Treats gets four paws up.