Carob sandwich dog cookies will remind you of the Oreo cookies–the kind that you used to separate, then lick the frosting clean, when you were a kid.
Now you can make a dog treat version for your dog and his friends. Only I’d be willing to wager that they won’t take the time to separate and lick them clean.
Unlike Oreos, these dog cookies are made with carob instead of chocolate. Carob is loaded with fiber and healthy nutrients, and it is good for your pet.
The dog treat icing that I like to use, contains no sugar.
In a pinch, you could use my royal icing recipe; however, because it contains sugar, it should be used only as a special occasion dog treat frosting.
While these dog treats are a bit time consuming, they are really cute and well worth the time spent making them.
They were among your very favorite cookies. And they will be among your pet’s favorite dog treats, too!
Well, here’s my version of the Oreo sandwich dog cookie for your family dog.
Two carob dog cookies with yogurt royal icing in between them. The icing has no sugar or fat, and it dries hard.
Each cookie measures 2 ¾” across.
If you’re artistic or creative, why not have a little fun and make sandwich cookies from different shapes?
You might try stars, bones, little trees or even something like squirrels or fire hydrants.
Let your imagination run wild!
Ingredients for Carob Sandwich Dog Cookies
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup carob powder (chocolate substitute)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
- lace all ingredients in your bread machine—according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Use the “dough” cycle
- When the dough is finished, take it out of the machine and divide it into 3 equal portions.
- Sprinkle flour onto a pastry board or a large cutting board.
- Roll the dough into a sheet that is about ¼ inch thick. Sprinkle the rolling pin with flour to prevent sticking, if you are not using a non-stick rolling pin .
- Cut the dough into shapes with cookie cutters,
- Using a biscuit cutter or a donut cutter, cut the cookies into circles that measure about 2″ across. You can vary the size, depending on how big you want to make the cookies.
- Bake the cookies at 275 degrees F for 1 hour.
- When the the dog cookies are baked, dried and they have cooled, put 2 circles together, and place yogurt royal icing in between the 2 circles. For special occasions, why not tint the icing a color with food coloring gel? Try orange icing for Halloween trick or treat night, or red and green icing for Christmas treats.
- Serve to your favorite dog!
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you could improvise by using a small drinking glass to make your circles. However, the sharper edge of a biscuit or doughnut cutter is better and much easier to work with.