Like a lot of pup parents out there I Iove to make homemade treats for Watson, plus he often sits and stares at me and Andy while we have dinner, especially on pizza night.
Although pizza is not healthy for dogs it can be difficult to resist giving in to those puppy dog eyes. Instead of caving, why not give these handmade tasty pizza dog treats a try. They’ve got all the flavors of pizza without the mess and are a whole lot more healthy for your four-legged family member! Next time you order pizza or make your own at home make sure to also whip up a batch of these treats to keep your doggo happy.
1 C Whole Wheat Flour
1 C White Flour
¼ C Cornmeal
¾ C of Water (if the dough seems dry and isn’t sticking together then add a little more water.)
4 Tsp Olive Oil or the oil from the sun dried tomatoes*
1 Tbsp Parsley
½ Tsp Basil
½ C Grated Parm or Pecorino
½ C Chopped Sundried Tomatoes*
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. It should be a rather stiff dough.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to about ½” thick and cut the treats into any shape you want. I recommend using a small cookie cutter in a dog bone shape if you have one, but small squares or circles work great as well. Adjust the size based on the size of your dog (ex: for a small dog you’ll want to cut the treats out smaller than for larger dogs).
Place cut treats on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes. At about 30 minutes in take them out, brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with some extra cheese. Yum!
Place the treats back in the oven for the last 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the treats cool all the way before sharing with your pup.
Store any extra in an airtight container for up to one week. If you have more than you will use in a week I recommend storing the rest in the freezer for a longer shelf life.
And after your furry pal has enjoyed his pizza night fluff a nice warm handmade bed for him to snuggle up in!
*Note: Some oil packed sun dried tomatoes have a small amount of garlic as a part of its ingredients. This amount of garlic is negligible when spread out over the large amount of dough the recipe makes and shouldn’t harm your pup. Here is a link to the ASPCA for more information. If you are really concerned look for sundried tomatoes that do not contain garlic. Usually the non oil packed sun dried tomatoes do not include garlic.