If there’s one thing that Minnie goes crazy for the smell of, it’s chocolate. Sadly, chocolate is off-limits to Minnie as well as the entire dog race. But what would life be like without chocolate? We don’t even want to think about it!
The classic chocolate-chip cookie is an integral part of the foundation of our childhood and adult happiness, and Minnie had never even come close to tasting one. This changed when we whipped up a delicious batch of Carob-chip cookies.
Carob is an alternative to chocolate and is made from ingredients that are not harmful to dogs. Although carob still has calories like chocolate does, carob actually has no caffeine and 3 times as much calcium as cocoa – so it’s not a bad idea to swap out some chocolate for carob in our own diets! Carob chips are commonly sold in health food stores and online, so you can easily add them to your home recipes.
Additionally, the flours we used in this recipe are wheat-free and grain-free, so dogs with sensitive tummies can enjoy as well! The complete recipe is posted under the photos below.
Here’s what we used for Minnie’s carob-chip cookies:
- 1.5 cups brown rice flour
- 1.5 cups oat flour
- 3/4 cup Carob chips
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and use a spatula or large spoon to fold over the dough to moisten it throughout. Continue until you have a stiff, dry dough.
You can shape the dough however you like when placing it on your ungreased cookie sheet – you can roll it into a ball and slightly flatten it onto the baking sheet to form round cookies, or press the dough down onto a flat surface and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Be careful if you choose to cut the dough into shapes; since the dough is dry you may find that it breaks apart when transferring it from the cookie cutter to the baking sheet. This dough does not expand when as it cooks.
Place in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. If your treats are very large, you may choose to cook them longer. Be sure to never use chocolate chips in theses dog treats! This recipe was inspired by a recipe we found in the Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook Kit from the Bubba Rose Biscuit company.
Minnie’s shirt is from The Shabby Dog. We discovered this glitzy brand at the ‘Meet the Breeds’ expo last year, and you can get a similar shirt here.
Enjoy! If you liked this recipe, please let us know in the comments 🙂