Friday, November 27, 2015

Three Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Well, my friends, the holiday season is here! Time to get started stocking up the freezer and cookie jars with goodies to celebrate this warm, snugly time of year.  This Christmas, don't forget your furry friend!  (Or your friends'/family's furry friends who are visiting!)  Here's a super easy recipe for cutout dog cookies that are easy to whip up, and great for little helpers to practice their cookie making skills (just think - cookies minus the egg, minus caring what it ends up looking like = Perfect for the kiddos!  And because lets be honest, Fido doesn't care if the candy cane is uneven and crooked).  They also make a great addition to hostess gifts (because you're invading their houses,too). You can use any kind of baby food, just be sure to check that its ingredients are safe for dogs to eat (a few good ones are sweet potato, carrot, pea, green beans, apple, banana).  You could even substitute peanut butter.  Here's how Mama makes it:  

Three Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

- 2 c. rolled oats
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 4 oz. sweet potato baby food

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place rolled oats in a blender or food processor with a flat blade and process until they are the consistency of a coarse flour.

2.  Mash the banana with a fork until soft and smooth (reminds me of making baby food!).

3.  Combine banana, baby food, and oat flour, stirring until a stiff dough forms.

4.  Roll out the dough and use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes (or use a knife to cut into squares).  Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

5.  Allow to cool completely, then store in a paper bag or box to maintain hard, crunchy cookies (an animal cracker box works well here) or in an airtight bag or container for softer cookies.  Keeps at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

Here's a couple pictures of Annalyn with our little puppy visitor, Lucy.  She's already figured out that the kitchen is the place to be in this house!

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