Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. I do believe that applies to every idle-handed minute in our house for a certain 3 year old.

So I’m constantly on the look-out for busy work to assign my little buddy. He likes to call it ‘danger work.’ For the most part, a very fitting description.

Insert heavy sigh here.

Often times, the victim of the danger work is this guy:

Which is why once in a while he deserves a special treat.

Hell, don’t we all?

So last week Picky Eater and I decided to bake our furry friend, Baxter, some doggy treats. Super easy and it took up a whole 2 hours of our morning.

Can’t beat that with a danger work stick. Unless your name is Picky Eater.

Cheesy Dog Biscuits

makes around 20 – 24 treats
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 large egg
3/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a large wooden spoon until well mixed.

Transfer to a floured surface and roll to around 1/4″ thickness.

Cut with cookie cutters.

Place on prepared sheet pan and sprinkle with a little extra cheese.

Bake in preheated oven for around 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

About this time, our furry little friend started perking up from the smell.

Yes, that was him ‘perked.’ Lazy turd dog.

But, he still deserves a treat every now and then. And I think his little doggy heart was happy enough to forgive a few danger work incidents when we handed him this…