Cooking for Dogs – Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies
I’ve been craving cookies lately.
Not store bought cookies. No, no. I want hot, gooey soft cookies right from the oven along with a tall glass of milk. Even though I’ve been craving them for weeks, I never made them. You see, I’m the only (human) at my house that eats cookies. My other half isn’t much into the desserts. He likes candy or ice cream, but he’s not a fan of baked good. (Weird, I know. I have no idea how we ended up together.) If I made cookies, I would have to eat the entire batch by myself.
Unless I made cookies that were dog friendly.
The good thing about my dogs is that they’re always ready to eat cookies. With that in mind I set out to make tasty cookies with the spicy, comforting flavours of fall that both I and the pups could enjoy. I have to admit, the first batch was a miserable failure, but the second batch was pretty darn tasty!
Here’s what you need to make our Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies
2/3 c coconut flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp cloves
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. dried cranberries
Human version add-on:
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together coconut flour, oats, baking powder, soda & spices. Set aside.
Beat the eggs until fluffy. Pour in honey, pumpkin & vanilla. Slowly stir in dry ingredients. Mix in dried cranberries.
Divide batter evenly into two bowls. Take the first d\bowl and drop it by the teaspoonful onto the cookie sheet.
Cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir into the remaining batter. Drop teaspoons of batter onto another cookie sheet. (Make sure you keep track of which is which!)
Bake for 15 – 25 minutes or until brown around the edges & firm in the middle.
Cool & serve.
Just like that. A tasty treat for pups & people.
What’s your favourite kind of cookie? Is it dog friendly? Could it be modified and used as a Cooking for Dogs Recipe?
Jodi is a canine nutrition and small animal naturopathy student hailing from beautiful Vancouver, BC. (That’s in Canada, eh?) She loves to experiment in the kitchen, creating tasty (and healthy) treats for her two dogs, Felix & Kolchak and the rest of her family. Jodi’s blog, Kol’s Notes follows the antics of the irrepressible Kolchak as he celebrates good food, good friends and the good life.