The recipe uses carob chips as a substitute for chocolate chips, and the finished cookies resemble the chocolate chip cookies that so many of us find addictive!
These guilt-free dog treats are actually good for your dog. The easy drop cookies combine the nutrition of oatmeal with healthy carob chips to make a delicious homemade healthy dog treat for your favorite pet.
And talk about easy!
Just mix the ingredients and drop them onto a baking sheet. Bake, and serve!
Kid Friendly Dog Treats
By the way, this is a good project for children. The recipe is easy enough for even younger children to make (They may need some help with mixing the ingredients.) and can be completed in a short amount of time. A MUST when working with young children.
So, if you need a project for your home-schoolers or you are looking for something to do with your kids on a rainy afternoon, why not try making this easy dog treat recipe with your children?
Here is the recipe for carob chip drop cookies:
Ingredients for Carob Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unbleached flour
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened carob chips
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
- Combine dry ingredients (except carob chips and peanuts) and set them aside.
- Combine vegetable or flaxseed oil, egg, and vanilla and mix with a mixer.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to the liquids and mix until moistened.
- 4. Stir in the carob chips and peanuts
- Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet or an ungreased silicone baking mat.
- Bake at 300 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- If you want the cookies to be more dry and crisp, you can leave them in the oven overnight (after you turn it off). If you prefer a softer dog cookie, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack.
Carob is a great substitute for chocolate. Not only does it taste (and look) like chocolate, it is actually healthy for your dog. Carob provides roughage and it is heart healthy and supportive of healthy bones and joints.
Why not consider making these easy to make cookies for your dog the next time you get in the mood for baking?