Monday, 24 July 2017

{RECIPE} Doggone Delicious Carob Cream Dog Treats

I'm not going to lie to you - these smell so good that all the humans in the house were drooling too! Of course, delicious dog treats lack the sweetness that our human tastes prefer for a cookie so these are perhaps best kept for dogs only although they're perfectly fine for sharing if you'd like to taste test! :)

Doggone Delicious Carob Cream Dog Treats

1/3 cup thick-style reduced fat sour cream (or thick-style low fat yogurt, may require less water/additional flour)
1/3 cup of water
1/4 cup carob powder
Approximately 3/4 cup rice or oat flour
Additional flour or water if/as needed to adjust for consistency

Preheat oven to 180C. Combine all ingredients except for the flour. Mix thoroughly, then incrementally add flour to form a nice firm workable dough. Different sour creams may vary in liquid content, so working incrementally is important. You may need to use use less/more flour to adjust consistency depending on your specific ingredients. Overshoot? No worries! You can add a bit of water (or a touch of olive oil) if you find the mix a bit too dry when you are ready to roll.  Roll, cut to shape, and place on a prepared baking sheet.  Bake at 180C for approximately 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool before storage and serving.

Tips and Tricks
  • These treats had a great crispy crunch after being dehydrated post baking. I will definitely be using this recipe and variations thereof again and dehydrating when I do. :) For any baked treat, you can let them sit a while in the cooling oven before removing to get a little crispier or use a dehydrator and dry into a cracker-like crunchy biscuit. 
  • Treats can be broken for smaller dogs, made bigger/smaller, or you can substitute simple balls for roll-and-cut treats. Keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.
  • These treats can be frozen for longer storage. 

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, have a chat with your vet. 

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