Gearing up for some Holiday cookie baking? We are! Apron is on, oven is preheating and the dogs are doolin’. You’re already in the kitchen baking away for all your hooman friends, why not throw something in for your furry friends too? I’m even thinking of a dog cookie exchange with all my dog freak friends, how fun would that be?!
Here’s a quick, easy and HEALTHY grain free cookie recipe just for your pooches (well, I guess you can eat them too… but they’ll be pretty bland) for this Howliday season
• 1 3/4 cups of organic coconut flour
• 1/4 cup flax seed meal
• 1/4 cup chia seeds
• 1 tablespoon organic ceylon cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon turmeric
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or dried works too)
• 1 can of organic pumpkin puree
• 1 free range (happy) egg
• 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon local organic raw honey
Just like any other time when you bake, mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl from the dry. I then-handful by handful-added the dry to the wet. Making sure to stir in between each handful.
Next, cut the dough in half and smoosh half on a piece of parchment paper flat until you’re at about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. You don’t really need to get the rolling pin out on this one. Just smoosh it like play dough… Come on, break out the inner child…
Smoosh the dough flat with your hand
Then take your cookie cutters or a shot glass (what? I don’t drink and bake 😉 ) and cut as per cookie baking usual. Lay flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and you’re pretty much there. Just do it with the second half of the dough too.
Lay cookies out on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them to be. Just don’t get sucked into the everlasting pit of your dogs eyes and watch the oven, will ya?
They smell pumpkin!
Health Benefits (because we heal by eating treats, right?!)
• Pumpkin-Helps digestion issues and is packed with fiber and vitamins!
• Coconut Oil-Helps aid in digestion, fights skin conditions , balances thyroid function and much more!
• Cinnamon-balances blood sugar and is a great antinflamatory and antibacterial.
• No pesticides, chemicals or anything else that your sensitive dog could pick up.
• Raw honey- antifungal, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibiotic, packed with vitamins and is easily digestible. Raw honey can also be great for dogs with allergies. Read more here.
*Please do your own research when it comes to your dog’s health. I am not a licensed veterinarian and all of my recipes come from years of research, reading and ‘rithmetic