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Dog biscuits… Because man's best friend deserves healthy treats too!

This was the first time I've ever made anything other than human treats, so it was a new exciting challenge for me!  

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A couple of weeks ago my trainer brought his new dog to the session, she was so cute and good as gold throughout. The moment I first saw her I instantly thought "I have to make dog biscuits" Yeah, I am a bit strange in that most girls would think automatically think "aw you're so cute i'm going to sit down and have a little cuddle with you". For me that thought comes second. 

The minute I got home I started researching recipes. What are the healthiest Ingredients I could use? What ingredients were not suitable for dogs (i.e. quite a few nuts- which I didn't previously know, and also chocolate- obviously). I found a few recipes online particularly this one, and this one, that I decided to tweak to make my own versions. So here you have a carob cookie and peanut butter cookie, both using spelt flour. I had originally intended to make one batch a fully GF version but for my first attempt I decided to play it a bit safer (avoiding potential crumbling scenarios), plus spelt is typically known to be kind on the digestive system and for me that is the main thing.

I wanted to make dog biscuits that were the kind of thing I would also like to eat- if I were a dog… Saying that my mum did steal a couple off the cooling rack when fresh out of the oven to dunk in her cup of tea and I'm told they also got rave reviews on the receiving end, and by that I mean it wasn't only the dogs who enjoyed them…

For those of you with dogs in your life… Enjoy.

And to Scarlett for inspiring me... Thank you. 

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p.s I bought the bone shaped cookie cutter especially and it made me so happy cos they looked cute!

p.s I bought the bone shaped cookie cutter especially and it made me so happy cos they looked cute!

Recipe: Carob biscuits

Serves makes 1 full baking sheets worth

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs crunchy peanut butter (optional- as it ]looks pretty)
  • 1 tbs oil
  • ½ cup water (may need to increase to 2/3 cup)

Method: 

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and pulse through in food processor or rub in with fingers to achieve a slightly sticky ‘breadcrumb’ consistency (add a tiny bit more water if needed).

Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes or squares. I used a bone cutter!

Bake at 180C for approx 20 minutes until just turning golden.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter biscuits

Makes 1 full baking sheets worth

Ingredients: 

  • ¾ cup WM spelt flour and ¾ cup white spelt flour
  • ¼ heaped cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbs oil
  • ½ cup water

Method: 

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and pulse through in food processor or rub in with fingers to achieve a slightly sticky ‘breadcrumb’ consistency (add a tiny bit more water if needed).

Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes or squares. I used a bone cutter!

Bake at 180C for approx 20 minutes until just turning golden.

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