The Dog likes cookies, but he is not terribly interested in the supermarket dog biscuits. However, he really liked some "gourmet treats" that we found a few weeks ago at http://www.dogdazepetshop.com/. This weekend, we picked up some more from these folks:http://www.jackssnacks.com/. They were at a Farmers Market we visited in Providence. The dog loves them. I personally have not tried them.
The question is, are they worth it? I'm not sure that the grocery store ones are. He seems pretty indifferent to them. I want the dog bakeries to stay in business, so I try to purchase from them. But... I'm a cheapskate at heart and $6.50 for a bag of treats seems pricey to me. I remember my Mom baking dog treats, so I started looking on line for recipes. Here are three sites with lots of recipes.
http://www.twodogpress.com/dogfood.html They have some interesting information on foods to avoid as you consider ingredients.
After reading tons of recipes, this is the one we went with: