Thursday, December 21, 2017

Recipe: Christmas Cookie Dog Treats

My other dog treat recipes (which you can find here and here) have both been so popular that they, along with the holiday season, inspired me to create a new one.  I go crazy at the holidays making eight to ten different types of cookies for humans and this year I thought to myself, "why should we have all the fun?  Lucy deserves some Christmas cookies too!"  This lead me to create a gingerbread dog treat recipe similar to the (human) gingerbread cookies I make every year, but with all dog safe ingredients.  These smell amazing they must taste great too because Lucy just goes wild over them!  I'm even planning on giving them to some of Lucy's little doggie friends as a Christmas gift from her since the recipe makes so many treats.  Now the dogs in my life (and yours) can be included in one of my favorite parts of the holiday season!

-2 cups gluten free flour*
-2 tsp. ground ginger
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup molasses
-1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
-1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. water
*I used 1 cup coconut flour and 1 cup rice flour, but any gluten free flour will work.

-Mix gluten free flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves until combined.
-Add eggs, molasses, melted coconut oil, and water, mixing between the addition of each ingredient.
-Mix until fully combined.
-Shape dough into 1/2 teaspoon balls and place on cookie sheet.
-Using a fork, flatten the treats (you can press the fork into the dough just once, like I did, or twice and create a criss cross design).
-Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
-Transfer from cookie sheet onto wire cooling rack.
-Allow to completely cool before giving to your pup.
-Store in an airtight container.

{This yields 86 1/2 teaspoon cookies, you can freeze both the dough and baked treats to use later and keep fresh longer.}


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