There are days that I don’t feel like dragging out the rolling pin and cookie cutters to make dog treats. On those days, these are one of my go-to cookies. They are real simple and use few ingredients. Plus, they are super cute and my dogs think they are getting an extra special treat with the carob.
Carob is a safe alternative to chocolate that does not contain theobromine, caffeine, or other psychoactive properties of cocoa (which are potentially lethal in dogs). YOU CAN NOT SUBSTITUTE CHOCOLATE CHIPS IN THIS RECIPE. Unless you want to eat them yourself, which you could, but they would probably be very bland.
Lately I’ve been seeing the carob chips by the baking stuff in the grocery store. If you can’t find it there, try looking by the special diets stuff. Carob chips are vegan. Likewise with brown rice flour and oat flour, if you can’t find them in the baking aisle, try the gluten-free aisle. You can also find these ingredients in health food stores or online.
Carob Chip Cookie Dog Treats
Recipe from the Bubba Rose Dog Biscuit Company Cookbook
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 cup carob chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 – 3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. You want the dough to be crumbly, but able to be rolled into balls.
Roll into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. The cookies do not spread, so you can put them close together. Press each ball down with your hand to flatten the cookies. Bake 18-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Store at room temperature in a loosely covered container. They also freeze very well.