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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