Heart Shaped Cranberry Cookies For Dogs
Another easy to make at home dog cookie as we approach the holiday season! Homemade dog treats do take a bit longer than running to your local shop to purchase, but we think it’s well worth the effort to know what’s going into the treats, especially if you are worried about allergies. When you make dog treats from home, you can easily substitute different ingredients if you know your dog is sensitive to anything in the recipe!
- 2 Eggs
- 1.5 Cups Almond Flour (We used whole wheat this time)
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
As usual, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit while you make your cookie dough. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Chop the dried cranberries into smaller pieces. Pro-tip when you are purchasing your dried cranberries, make sure buy ones that have no sugar, artificial flavours, or preservatives added. Dried cranberries are delicious and healthier as they are, naturally! Next, combine the flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries in a bowl. Then add in the eggs and knead the ingredients with your hands until the dough is well combined. Heads up, the dough will be wet and sticky. But we have a fix for that! Add in the coconut flour one tablespoon at a time to achieve a consistency that is easy to roll out and not overly sticky. We added about 3-4 tablespoons before we got to a consistency where the dough was easy to roll.
Roll out the dough and cut out the treats using heart shaped cookie cutters. Or really, any shape you have or feel like using.
Place your freshly shaped treats onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can lightly grease the cookie sheet. Pop them into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until crisp.
Carefully place them on a cooling rack and leave them to cool completely. Which will help prevent them from retaining moisture that could lead to soggy treats and treats that spoil quicker. Once cooled, immediately serve to drooling dogs for the best results!
- Refrigerator: Using an airtight container is the best way to go. If you use this, your treats can last for at least two months in the fridge.
- Freezer: When using an airtight container, your homemade dog cookies should last for at least eight months in the freezer.
Let us know if your pup enjoyed these cranberry cookies. Happy treat making!