Carrot & Cheese Biscuits

I love making the dogs treats so I wanted to kick off our new Treat Tuesday feature with a treat recipe. I’ve got some dog bone-shaped cookie cutters but decided I’d like these carrot and cheese treats to be just a little thicker and chewier so I decided I’d cook them in more of a cookie shape.

Recipe:

  • 2 and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a cheddar and Monterey jack mix but most cheeses will work)
  • 2 cup bran cereal, crushed (do NOT use raisin bran)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your baking sheets. Mix carrots, cheese and oil in a large bowl; in a smaller bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the carrot-cheese-oil mixture then add water, mixing well.Drop cookies onto cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes until browned. Cool and store.

The ingredients list is nice and short: whole wheat flour, baking powder, olive oil, shredded cheese, shredded carrots, a little bran, and some water.

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First, mix your cheese and carrots together in a big bowl (you’ll be using this bowl to mix the whole thing so make it plenty big). I love big stainless steel bowls.

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Now it’s time for a little olive oil:

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then mix together everything so all your carrots and cheese are coated:

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Now it’s time to turn your attention to the dry ingredients. Mix those together. I first added the baking powder to the whole wheat flour then added in my bran. (This bran is nothing fancy; I used a couple of handfuls of bran cereal and crushed it a little bit. Just make sure you do NOT use a raisin bran cereal because raisins are toxic to dogs.)

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Now it’s time to mix the dry ingredients with the wet, add the water, and mix it all into one big blob (yes, that is an official cookbook term: “mix into one big blob.”)

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It’s time to grab that greased cookie sheet and get to work now…roll up your sleeves because this is going to get messy. Pinch off a ping pong ball-sized bit of dough, roll it up, put it on your cookie sheet, and just slightly flatten it (the more you flatten the cookie, the crunchier it will be.) Leave a little expansion room between each:

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Then pop them in the oven and wait!

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When they’re done, take out the cookie sheets and let the cookies cool before stacking (or serving!) When they’re cool, store them in an airtight container for a few days; if you’ll have them longer, refrigerate or freeze.

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  • Thanks! I have *so* much fun thinking up recipes for the dogs (and I think they like it, too!!) -Paris

  • Great recipe Juliette (above) gave this to me from here after kindly gifting me a tin of these she made for my dog bono, so just came to say thanks – you should market these!
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    • Thanks so much! I love making treats for our dogs! They treat me like I’m Julia Child…I couldn’t ask for a more appreciative audience for my cooking šŸ™‚

  • I’m so glad your Dougie loved these treats…thank you!! I have so much fun coming up with treat recipes…I’m trying to add a new one every Tuesday! — Paris