I love to bake but sadly I am the only one in the house who ever eats sweets. In an effort to trim up for summer, I am going turn this boat around and put my energies to baking my dogs yummy treats (because they totally don't care about their waste lines ;)
I'm going to try and bake the most healthy treats I can find for them though and will share my recipes on my blog weekly.
I don't know about you, but I am one of those dog moms that will not give my dog treats unless the package says "natural" or "organic" and if I can't pronounce the indigents then they aren't getting them. I love making the dogs treats because then I KNOW for sure each and every ingredient that goes into them is totally natural and organic (if I can get it).
So even though these Molasses Chip Dog Treats have a lot of sugar in them, I think these treats are way more healthy than any you can buy the grocery store as they are preservative free and don't contain chemicals!
So here's to week one: Molasses Chip Doggie Treat Recipe
3 c flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 c molasses
1 c canola oil
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure organic vanilla extract
1 12-ounce package carob chips (you can get these at Whole Foods)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Then grab a small bowl and mix the baking powder and flour together and set aside.
In a larger bowl, whisk together the molasses and oil. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir in the carob chips.
Next drop the dough in round shapes onto the cookie sheet. I used a small ice cream scoop and that worked well because the batter is VERY wet and sticky.
Then bake 12-14 minutes. The smell is awesome, it got me in the mood to eat cookies too!
Cool the cookies on a rack...
Then dig in right on your mom's white carpet!
Good thing my friend Tracy likes me and her pugs so much or she might have cried. Her carpets had just been cleaned and her pug Zack just couldn't wait to chomp his cookie ;) Now if that isn't a testament to how good these treats turned out, then I don't know what is.
Happy Dog Treat Baking!