Today we’ve got a guest recipe from Ann Clark, Ltd., a company in Vermont that’s been making super cute cookie cutters (including dog-related shapes like dog bones and fire hydrants) for over 20 years.
This recipe produces about 12 large treats (the finished product isn’t hard and crunchy but more cookie-like in consistency.) They’ll last in an air-tight container for up to three days or you can store them in a zippered bag in the freezer.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained (or substitute 1-1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato or pumpkin)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups barley flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 350 . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, process the sweet potato, applesauce, and olive oil until smooth. Add the flours and yeast and process/pulse to blend.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely mix ingredients. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. (Scraps may be re-rolled and cut.)
Score large cookies with a fork, if desired. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Cool before serving or storing.
Photo courtesy Ann Clark Ltd.
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