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Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

CHIA AND NUT BUTTER COOKIES
Did you know?
Chia
is incredibly nutritious and truly deserves the “superfood” label. Chia contain more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia is non-allergenic too and an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. Chia has 3 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as salmon! Omega-3 is important to balance out Omega-6 fatty acids. Two tablespoons of Chia seeds provide a 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids. Chia supports normal insulin function and sensitivity, blood sugar regulation and glucose tolerance. The added benefit of slowing down digestion enables full absorption of nutrients, dogs feel satiated longer.
Chia is also know to reduce inflammation too.

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CHIA AND NUT BUTTER COOKIES
2½ cups Rye flour
2 tbsp. Chia seeds
1/2 cup Nut Butter (Sunflower or Peanut)
1 cup Hot Water
2 tbsp. Coconut oil
Preheat your oven to 190° C (375° F) and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour and seeds to combine.
In a small bowl, mix together the nut butter, hot water and coconut oil.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well to combine.
Turn out onto lightly rye floured work surface and knead to bring mixture together.
Roll out dough to 1/4 – 1/2 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter of your choice, sharp knife or pastry cutter, cut out shapes and place onto cookie tray.
Repeat process of knead, roll, cut and place until all dough is used.
Bake for 18 – 20 minutes (depends on your oven) or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and place cookies on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 48 cookies (1 and 2 inch cookies)

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these CHIA AND NUT BUTTER COOKIES only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 5 – 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES
Did you know?
Pumpkin seeds are an effective deworming agent against tapeworms and other intestinal parasites in dogs and… humans. Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract.
Coconut improves the digestion of your dog and becomes medicine for most digestive upsets. It can give your dog a smooth glossy coat, as well as healthy, supple skin. Yeast and fungal infections are also treated and prevented through the use of coconut. Coconut oil can help kill worm eggs and rid your pet of ear mites.
Cinnamon is known to help invigorate and support your pets respiratory and digestive systems. Cinnamon has great anti-inflammatory properties, especially for senior dogs struggling with arthritis.
Ginger is an anti-coagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and a carminative (means less flatulence). It helps in the absorption of food stuff, helping with digestion. It’s also helps boost healthy blood circulation. Ginger also helps in treating nausea such as motion sickness.
Pumpkin Spice
PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES
2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
2 cups cooked Pumpkin – mashed
1/4 cup desiccated Coconut
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ginger
1 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, add the desiccated coconut, spices and seeds to the Oats and mix to combine.
Add in the mashed pumpkin and mix thoroughly.
Scoop out portions of cookie mixture with a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon and drop onto cookie tray.
Flatten cookies with the bottom of a small glass, your fingers or fork tines.
Bake for 15 minutes, remove tray from oven and flip cookies over.
Return tray to oven and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes (ovens vary).
Remove cookies from oven and place on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 30 cookies (soft texture)

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

BANANA OAT COOKIES
Bananas are high in potassium (great for muscle and blood vessel function), fiber (a handy home remedy for the occasional bout of doggy diarrhea or constipation) and magnesium (important for energy transport and protein building in the body). Bananas also have lots of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), which helps metabolize proteins and regulates blood cell function. They also contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and helps build cartilage. Bananas are interesting because they are said to add natural acidophilus bacteria to the bowels, although probably in only small amounts.
Bananas are one of the nutritious fruits that will make a good treat for the dog.
Oats are one of the least allergenic of grains. It is a warming grain that calms the nervous and reproductive systems, strengthens the pancreas, spleen and immune system, as well as the heart muscle. Oats are high in protein, and are equal to meat, milk and egg protein. Many Vets feel that the protein in oats is very hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction) and therefore an ideal nutrient to be included in a diet formulated for pets suspected of having a food sensitivities or allergies.

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BANANA OAT COOKIES
(ONLY 2 ingredients with options)
2 – 3 large ripened bananas – mashed
2 cups of quick cooking oats
1 tbsp. chia, flax or sesame seeds – optional
1 tsp. ginger – optional
1 tsp. cinnamon – optional
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a medium size bowl, mix the bananas and cooking oats together.
*Since the size of bananas varies, you may need to add a little extra oatmeal to get a consistency where your cookie dough will hold together.
If using optional seeds and spices, add to the mixture and mix through thoroughly.
Drop small teaspoon size portions onto the cookie tray.
You can either leave portions as they drop onto the cookie tray or flatten them slightly with your fingers, to make small round cookies (I made some of each).
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes (Ovens vary).
Remove tray from oven and allow cookies to rest on the tray for 5 – 10 minutes.
Place cookies to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 32 small cookies (soft texture).

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 3 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these BANANA OAT COOKIES only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

BANANA FLAX CRACKERS
Did you know?
Flax meal is actually ground flax seed. Flax seed must be ground for your pet to be able to process the seeds, (whole flax seeds will actually pass through your pet undigested).
Flax seed is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for your pet’s skin and coat health. Flax seed can prevent dry, itchy skin, shedding, and hot spots.
Flax seed also have cholesterol-lowering properties and may help stop tumor growth in dogs with cancer. 
Flax seeds contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. The insoluble fiber in flax seed speeds the passage of food through the digestive system. It also builds stool volume, preventing constipation. Many vets recommend the addition of ground flax seed to a dog’s regular food for these benefits, and also because heavier stools will help evacuate the dog’s anal sacs, preventing impaction.
Flax seed contains high levels of lignans (phytonutrients – natural chemicals) that provide beneficial properties for your dog. While flax seed does appear to lose some of its actual nutritional benefit during baking, the lignans remain stable, providing potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Banana Flax
BANANA FLAX CRACKERS
1 – 2 medium size (or 2 small) mashed bananas
½ cup flax seed meal
1 tbsp. flax seeds
1 – 2 tsp. sesame seeds (decoration)
Preheat oven to 150° C (300° F) and lightly spray a whoopie pie (or cupcake) tin with cooking spray.
Mix mashed banana, flax seed meal and flax seeds together.
Drop teaspoonful portions into each whoopie pie (or cupcake) cavity.
Press down the mixture in each cavity using either the bottom of a glass/cup or your fingers to form a thin, flat round.
Take a pinch of sesame seeds and sprinkle over top of cracker mixture. Press seeds down gently.
Bake for 20 – 22 minutes.
Remove tin from the oven and turn out crackers onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 24 crackers
Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store
in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 4 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these BANANA FLAX CRACKERS only as a treat.

Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

HAM AND CHEESE ON RYE
Did you know?
Ham, a small amount, WITHOUT the FAT trimmings or seasoning, can be eaten by dogs, but only in extreme moderation. During the Holidays, Vets see many pets who have chewed/splintered/swallowed/eaten that left over COOKED HAM BONE, with all the FAT/gristle still attached. It’s not so much the small amount of ham, but the FAT and COOKED BONE, that does most of the damage.  A small amount of Low Sodium, Gourmet Lite Ham, if fed in moderation, does NOT appear to cause any of those FAT associated problems; indigestion, upset stomach/diarrhea, even pancreatitis (inflammation of the Pancreas). Again, it’s feed in moderation + see Note.
Cheese is a good source of protein for your dog. It also provides vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and essential fatty acids. Low Fat Cheddar Cheese has less lactose (milk sugar) than milk and some other dairy products so it’s less likely to cause digestive problems plus, not all dogs are lactose intolerant. According to the ASPCA site, if you use only a small amount of low-fat cheese in homemade treats and your dog doesn’t have any digestive upset, you can use it.
Rye Flour is wheat free, but not gluten free. It is however, lower in gluten than whole-wheat flour and contains high levels of proteins and fiber. It contains good amounts of iron, calcium and zinc and a whole slew of B vitamins. There’s also vitamin E a plenty. It’s also effective in lowering cholesterol levels, optimizing health of the heart and controlling blood pressure (US studies have showed between 0.5 percent and 10 percent of dogs suffer from high blood pressure – ages ranged from 2 to 14 years old).

Pickle and crisps are decoration only :)

Dill Pickles and Potato Chips are decoration only 🙂

HAM AND CHEESE ON RYE
2 cups Rye Flour
1/4 cup Ham – chopped (Gourmet Lite – less sodium) – See Note
1/3 cup cheese, grated (lactose free – low fat)
2 eggs – lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, crushed – always optional
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Note: If you’re not comfortable with using ham in this treat recipe, then please, leave it out – your fur kids won’t mind.
Suggestions: Add cooked Chicken, Turkey or Beef as substitute.
Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a cookie try with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk water and eggs together and set aside.
In a food processor, add to the bowl, the oil, cheese, ham, garlic and flour.
Pulse for a few seconds then scrape the side of the bowl, and pulse again.
With the machine running, add the egg mixture until the dough forms a ball.
Turn out on to a rye floured work-surface and knead for around a minute.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters, a sharp knife or a pastry cutter.
Place on a baking sheet and bake 20 – 25 minutes (depending on your oven, they vary).
Remove tray from the oven and flip each biscuit over.
Bake for an additional 20 – 25 minutes (again, depending on your oven).
Remove from oven and allow to rest on cookie tray for 5 – 10 minutes.
The cookies may still be slightly soft to touch, they will harden a little, as they cool.
Transfer cookies to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: about 42 cookies depending on the cutter size

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these HAM AND CHEESE ON RYE only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

APPLE OATS AND COCONUT COOKIES
Did you know?

Apples in addition to being tasty treats, provide nutritional benefits to your dog. They offer vitamin C and dietary fiber, and they are low in sodium and saturated fat. They contain calcium and phosphorus, and they also add to a dog’s skin and coat health by adding omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to your dog’s diet. Dogs with sensitive digestion are said to tolerate apples well.
Oats are a great natural source of iron, manganese, zinc and B vitamins as well as essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Oats are high in protein, and are equal to meat, milk and egg protein. Many Vets feel that the protein in oats is very hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction) and therefore an ideal nutrient to be included in a diet formulated for pets suspected of having a food sensitivities or allergies. The soothing properties can help a pet with some digestive issues. Oats also contain almost a complete list of the essential amino acids.
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut helps reduce allergic reactions, improves digestion and nutrient absorption, cholesterol levels, aids in the elimination of hairballs (cats) and coughing, and reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs. Coconut also helps to reduce heart disease and control diabetes as well as helping to protect against kidney disease and bladder infection.

Apple-Oats Biscuit

APPLE OATS AND COCONUT COOKIES
1¼ cups Oat Flour – see handy tip
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup desiccated Coconut
1 tbsp. Honey
1 cup Applesauce
2 tbsp. Water
Handy Tip: Oat Flour can be made by grinding rolled oats in a food processor, blender or vita mixer until oats are the consistency of flour.
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and line two cookie trays with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add all ingredients, mixing well to combine.
Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out portions of cookie mixture, roll into small balls and place on cookie tray about one inch apart.
Press down with fork tines to flatten.
Bake for 18 minutes, remove from oven, flip cookies and return to oven for another 7 minutes. (as ovens vary, always check towards the end of suggested cooking time and adjust time if necessary).
Remove cookie tray from oven and allow cookies to rest on tray for 5 – 10 minutes.
Place cookies on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: approximately 21 x 1 and 1/2 inch cookies, softer in texture.

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these APPLE OATS AND COCONUT COOKIES only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to. If in doubt, check with your Vet.

Today’s Dog Treat Cookie Recipe

CRANBERRY CHEESE COOKIES
Did you know?
Cranberries are rich in vitamins including A, B1, B2, C, and many nutrients. They are full of minerals and polyphenol antioxidants, which can benefit the cardiovascular system, immune system and even act as an anti-cancer agent in your dog or cat. Cranberries also contain nutrients that fight plaque from forming on your dog or cat’s teeth. Cranberry nutrients are best known for preventing recurring urinary tract infections (UTI). The nutrients combat the bacteria from your pet’s digestive tract that can invade their urinary tract and possibly cause infection.
Eggs add high quality protein – essential for body building and enhanced immune system health. Added benefits include essential fatty acids for hormonal, skin, kidney, heart, liver, reproductive, coat and brain health. Eggs also contain vital anti-oxidants, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect the eye and reduce the effects of ageing, which is accelerated by poor modern diets. Eggs are a good source of Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium and Fatty Acids.

Cranberry Cheese

CRANBERRY CHEESE COOKIES
2½ cups brown rice flour
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup grated lactose free cheese
2 large eggs
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 165° C (325° F) and line two cookie trays with parchment paper.
Place the brown rice flour, cranberries, cheese, eggs and olive oil in a food processor.
Pulse until cranberries are chopped and mixture appears crumbly.
With the processor running, pour 4 tbsp. water down the chute into mixture.
Alternative method: Chop the dried cranberries into small pieces, place brown rice flour, cranberries, cheese, eggs and olive into a large bowl. Using your hands or a heavy spoon, stir to combine the (dry and crumbly) mixture. Add 4 tbsp. water and work to combine.
Working with flours that lack gluten can be tricky; the dough crumbles and pulls apart easily, if you find you just can’t incorporate all of the crumbles in the bottom of your mixing bowl, don’t worry, in the next step, you will be able to bring it all together.
Turn onto floured work surface and using your hands work the crumbly mixture into a smooth dough ball. The dough appears oily but not sticky wet.
Place dough between two pieces of cling wrap or freezer paper and roll (or using your hands, pat out) to ½ inch thickness.
Using a cookie cutter of your choice or a sharp knife or pastry cutter, cut out shapes.
Place shapes on cookie tray. Gather dough scraps and repeat process of work, roll (pat), cut and place until all dough is used.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove cookie trays from oven and let cookies rest for 5 minutes on tray.
Place cookies on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield – approximately 100 small cookies (great for freezing or gift treat bags for your fur kids, fur friends special occassion).

Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 6 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.

Feed these CRANBERRY CHEESE COOKIES only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.

Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to.  If in doubt, check with your Vet.

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