Homemade Mint Dog TreatsThe Animal Rescue Site
There is something so calming and rewarding about baking. However, you can only make so many cookies! Why not make your dog a treat instead? The brilliance is not just in the money you save on treats or the sheer fun of baking; these treats will also help get rid of your pupâ€™s doggy breath! This recipe is a sure-fire hit for both dogs and their humans! And with a paw print cookie cutter, the finished treats are as adorable as they are delicious.
First and foremost, when making your own dog treats you should consult a vet if youâ€™re unsure about what is OK for your dog to have. Each dog is different, so whatâ€™s healthy for one may not be healthy for another. Make sure you know what your dog can and canâ€™t handle, as you can most likely find alternatives that work for your fur baby.
It just takes a few everyday ingredients for these treats, and youâ€™re in business! Your pups will thank you (or just keep loving you forever), and youâ€™ll feel good knowing exactly what went into your dogâ€™s snacks. Win-win!
Mint Dog Treats
Yield: depends on size of cookie cutter
- 2 and Â½ cups old-fashion oats (or whole wheat flour if preferred)
- 1 large egg (or Â¼ cup unsweetened applesauce if eggs are a no-go for your pup)
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- Â½ cup finely chopped, fresh parsley
- Â½ cup finely chopped, fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon of dill
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- paw print cookie cutter
- Preheat oven to 325Âº F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place oats into a blender. Pulse them until they reach a flour-like consistency. Then set aside.
- Whisk parsley, mint, egg, water, and oil together in a large bowl.
- Add the oat flour to your mixture and stir until it combines
- Knead the dough (just a few times is perfect), and place the dough onto a floured surface.
- Flatten out the dough using a rolling pin, or your hands, until it is about 1/8-inch thick.
- Using your cookie cutter, cut out you cookies! Typically youâ€™ll have around 40 mints.
- Place mints Â¼-inch apart on your parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving, no matter how much they beg!
Recipe adapted from Skinny Ms.