Monday, 6 March 2017

{RECIPE} St. Patrick's Day Hound's Holiday Hash Cookies

These cookies were inspired by Irish hash, although I somehow doubt my grandmother would approve of this particular recipe. :) These St. Patrick's Day dog treats combine potato, kale, egg, and beef into a naturally green dog-friendly baked cookie. Corned beef would be far too salty for our furry friends, but salt-free homemade dog beef jerky chunks in a colcannon-inspired dough? Doggone delicious. Lucky doggies indeed!

St. Patrick's Day Hound's Holiday Hash Cookies

1/2 cup rice flour
1/3 cup potato flakes
2 tsp kale (and/or wheatgrass) powder
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup finely chopped dog-safe jerky (see how we make ours - so easy and healthy!) or crushed kibble

Preheat over to 180C.  Combine the rice flour, potato flakes, and kale powder (alternatively wheatgrass powder, or a mix of both) in a mixing bowl.  Stir through the egg, then incrementally add water to form a nice workable dough.  Mix through the chopped jerky.  Roll into small bit-sized balls, place of an prepared baking sheet, and then flatten gently with a fork.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Cool before serving and storage.

Tips and Tricks:
  • My dogs love their greens, but if you dog doesn't, you can achieve a similar look using green food colouring (or boost the colour of a naturally lighter green dough).
  • These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a larger batch for later.
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.
  • Any baked treat can be left in the cooling oven for a slightly crisper texture or, if you want to get things extra crunchy without overbaking/burning, you can place the baked treats in the dehydrator (fresh from the oven or later) and dry them out.  Totally optional, of course!

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about your dog's diet and health, have a chat with your vet.

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