Our furkids will do just about anything for a snack, knowledge that we leverage heavily when they're distracted by life. And by distracted I mean barking at anything that moves down our street. Occasionally they also get rewarded with a treat just for being cute, because who can resist squishy dog faces?
I set out to make the girls some healthy-ish snacks with ingredients that were largely beneficial and available in my kitchen, as opposed to making glorified cookies. We found success in a mixture of applesauce, peanut butter, coconut and almond flours. Feel free to sub all purpose flour or whole wheat flour if you don't have specialty flours. The dogs won't know the difference. The girls did extensive taste testing (read: we ate lots of cookies) and they strongly approve of these treats. Also approved by our youngest who mistook these as actual cookies.
Make some for your furkids or as a great gift for the pets in your life!
Active Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a mixer bowl.
Mix all ingredients together until combined and a dough begins to form.
Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut using your favorite cookie cutters. We found a fun set of bones and fire hydrants while out one day, but it turns out the pups like treats in any shape.
Bake on a cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes, or until just golden brown. The baking time will largely depend on the size of the cut shapes. If you're making really small treats, you may need to reduce the baking time a bit.
If you're gifting, package in cute jars or bags and share. Otherwise I'm sure your pups are ready to taste test themselves.