Carrot Cookie for Dogs

by Susan Dorling Google
Treat your dog like royalty -- treat him to these delicious and nutritious carrot cookies.

Treat your dog like royalty -- treat him to these delicious and nutritious carrot cookies.

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A superb source of beta carotene, vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber, carrots take center stage in these delightful, easy-to-bake dog cookies. The supporting cast includes a bevy of nutritious ingredients like oats, squash and sunflower seeds. Easy as pie to make, these crunchy treats are sure to wow 'em.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel, dice and finely grind the carrots and zucchini in a food processor or blender. Peel, cube and cook the butternut squash until soft, then mash with the potato masher or ricer until smooth.

Step 2

Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor or mixing bowl, and mix until a dough forms. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up. Spoon tablespoons of the mixture for each cookie close together on the baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the oven. For extra-crispy treats, turn off the oven and leave the cookies inside for a couple of hours. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Items You Will Need

  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • Potato peeler
  • Food processor or blender
  • Potato masher or ricer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife
  • Mixing spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Medium pot or saucepan
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup hulled, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pureed carrots
  • Small zucchini, pureed
  • 1/2 cup cooked, pureed butternut squash
  • Egg
  • 1/4 cup water

Tips

  • Substitute chopped peanuts for the sunflower seeds.
  • For variety, use other raw vegetables, such as soft-skinned squashes, fresh corn or alfalfa sprouts. Or use other cooked vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli and green beans.

References

  • Dr. Richard Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats; Dr. Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
  • The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook; Jessica Disbrow Talley and Eric Talley

Photo Credits

  • Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

About the Author

Based in Ontario, Susan Dorling has written professionally since 2000, with hundreds of articles published in a variety of popular online venues. Writing on a diverse range of topics, she reflects her passion for animals, interior design, home decorating, DIY projects, crafts, motorcycles and business.

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