Festive Cranberry & Mint Doggy Christmas Cookies
Makes 50-65 Christmas Cookies dependent of your cutter
Bit of effort but worth it!
Cranberries are great for bladder health and plaque. Mint is great for fresh breath
About this Recipe
Cranberries are great for bladder health in dogs just as much as humans but they are also great for plaque and tartare build up – something Willow struggles with. I therefore chose to add in fresh mint which is a great natural ingredient for fresh breath making these cookies are a great, natural alternative to fresh breath treats you see on the supermarket shelves. Furthermore the red and green flecks make them super pretty and festive.
The Christmas Cookie cutters I used are these ones here. In terms of what else you need, I opted to use my mixer for the dough for ease but can just as easily do by hand.
I made a large batch to freeze some as well as take some down to the Leeds Dogs trust, so if you want a smaller batch, you can choose to half the ingredients
- 375g ( 3 cups) Buckwheat Flour
- 100g (1 cup) Coconut Flour
- 2 Large Eggs
- 150ml (3/4 cup) Tepid Water
- 2 tbsp. (1/4 cup) Coconut Oil slightly melted
- Handful of Fresh Cranberries
- Handful of Fresh Mint leaves
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees (300 fahrenheit) Line your baking trays unless non stick (I used 3 trays so you may need to bake in batches)
Chop finely the Cranberries and Mint leaves
Mix together the Flours and the Cranberries and Mint in a large bowl or mixer
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add in the Eggs and Coconut oil (I slightly melted in the microwave for 10-15 seconds as the weather is so cold)
Start to bring together either using your dough hook or by hand. Add the water in gradually until it starts to come together as a ball of dough
Flour your work surface and rolling pin and start to roll out the dough until the thickness of a £1 coin
Once rolled, apply a small sprinkle of flour over the top to take off any stickiness and cut with your chosen cookies cutters – I opted to use the tree and the star from my kit
Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to make sure not going too golden. I then opened the oven door with it left on, which dries them out (so they aren’t soft and chewy in the middle) without adding more colour to them
Like all my biscuit recipes these will freeze. do can defrost what you need over time, or will keep in a tin for up to 4 weeks)
You can also add a festive twist by adding them to your tress as edible Christmas decorations – assuming you can trust your dog that is!
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