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Canine Cordon Bleu

For Christmas, I decided to make treats for my dogs. I was going to make the Puppy Cookies that I've posted here before, except that I had bought a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter so I wanted to roll them out.
I picked up the baby food at the grocery store, just grabbing the first few meats that I saw, and when I got home I noticed that I'd gotten chicken & ham. Which made me think of Chicken Cordon Bleu. Which gave me an idea.
So I modified the recipe below by adding whole wheat flour. I added it by the tablespoon until it the dough was thick enough to roll out. I think I ended up with 7 tablespoons. Then I floured my cutting board and cut out the cookies.
I baked them for about 10 minutes; for my dogs I have to be careful that they don't get hard.
THEN....then I took out some slices of swiss cheese and cut them out with the cookie cutters. I placed them on top of the cookies and put them back in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
Viola! Canine Cordon Bleu!
The dogs loved it, but of course they love practically any & everything.

I had so much fun with these things! Here's the basic recipe.

Puppy Cookies
3 small jars of baby food, chicken or beef flavor (or ham!)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup dry milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and drop with a tablespoon onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

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