Christmas in July!

July 25, 2014

Today I'm joining Natasha at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365 for a Christmas in July link party. 

I decided to post this easy recipe to make Homemade Cheddar Dog Biscuits.  I made these biscuits and posted it last December and to see that post you can click here.  My dog Bosco really loved these biscuits that I made for his Christmas present last year and I would love to share them with you too. 

Here you can see how much my dog Bosco loves these biscuits!

Cheddar and Applesauce Homemade Dog Biscuits
Total Time:  25 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 30 treats
  • ¾ cups whole wheat flour (or rye flour or brown rice flour)
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons all-natural applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about half an inch thick. Cut treats with a cookie cutter and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until treats are firm to the touch.
  4. Before freezing or storing, allow cookies to cool and harden, about 50 minutes.
Adapted from the book Beagle: Smart Owner’s Guide

 NOTE: The treats typically last up to 1 - 1 1/2 weeks in the fridge.  If you don't plan to use up all the treats right away, they can be frozen.

* I found this recipe on Pinterest and the recipe is from The Scrumptious Pumpkin.
This makes a great pet gift and the recipe is really easy and simple to make.   This recipe can also be made anytime of year for your dog.  

I do hope I have inspired you to make these homemade treats for your dog this year for Christmas!

Thanks Natasha for this fun Christmas in July link party!

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!



  1. Thanks for the recipe, Julie :-)

  2. We used to always give our dog a Christmas present too. :) Tweeted it for you. Have a great weekend!

  3. What fun! And I even have doggie bone cookie cutters. Great recipe. :-) Thanks.

  4. I must be hungry because the recipe sounds so tasty! Bosco looks likes a very happy dog.

  5. Perfect for gifts for pet owners for the Holidays, Julie!!


  6. Bosco is sooo cute. I am going to have to make some of these for our dog. He loves cheese, so these should give him the taste but be healthier. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali xx

  7. I thought these sounded good, too. You're going to have to find a cheddar biscuit recipe for hungry blog buddies! haha! Hugs, Diane

  8. Oh how fun. I am sure my Daisy would love them too. I'll have to see if I have enough energy for them. LOL! Thanks so much for joining me
    at Count Down For Christmas! I'll be putting the link up every Tuesday. Please link any old/new Christmas post. Skies the limit. I am finding lots of different things to post about! I'll check out the other linky too! Thanks for following! I'll follow you back.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  9. These sound good enough for me to eat, LOL! I wish my dog could have them but she is on a wheat-free diet :(

  10. I'll have to share this recipe with my youngest son and DIL, for their dog, Layla.
    Hope you enjoyed your vacation, Julie!

  11. They are too cute! What a fun treat for our little furry friends for Christmas! I have pinned this to the Say G'Day Saturday board AND my Christmas board!

    Thanks so much for joining the Say G'day Saturday linky party.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  12. HaHa Julie! I'm loving that picture of Bosco. He loves them! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I don't have pets, but I will pass them on to my friends.

  13. Your dog looks very excited about the treats you made!
    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party...have a good one :)

  14. If I had a dog than I would definitely make him some of these yummy treats :) Have a wonderful Sunday, my friend! Hugs to you!

  15. I love that you included your furry friend in Christmas in July! Thanks for sharing. Hello from Say G'Day Saturday.

  16. I will have to try these with my pups! they love treats and are so spoiled!

  17. I love Christmas in July!

    Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can't wait to see what you link up again next week over at!

    ~Cathy Mini~


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