Note: Click image at right to watch clip of Autumn taste testing this recipe!
You may have seen me write about my pride and joy, Autumn. You’ve probably seen pictures of her scattered around this website too (along with pictures of my dearly departed other pride and joy, Cori.)
I don’t actually make that many dog treats. My dogs seem to be just as happy with a piece of liver, butter, meat, or any number of things doled out as treats. And in my experience, it is actually simpler and quicker to make homemade dog food than homemade treats.
However, I wanted to offer a nice, healthy fall treat for Autumn as an alternative, and also because so many people ask for homemade treats.
In honor of the season and my taste tester Autumn, I call these Autumn Treats. Enjoy.
Sarah Whitman, MS
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Here are some notes about this recipe.
Nice Batter. When making the cookies, I noticed the batter is on the dry side, soft and silky to the touch – not slimy like some batters. So it was nice to work with. Create cookies by just squeezing a small amount in your hand to form a small ball or patty shape.
A Little Crumbly. This recipe came out a little on the dry and crumbly side. It doesn’t bother me, but if you want to avoid crumbs entirely, try shaping appropriately-sized bite-sized cookies that your dog can have in one shot. I am also formulating a variation on this recipe, so stay tuned for that.
Good for Any Age. When cooked, these treats are on the soft, crumbly side. That means they are appropriate for any aged dog, even an older sweetie who can’t chew that well.
No Preservatives. With no preservatives, these cookies should be refrigerated or frozen. Keep in fridge for up to 4-5 days, or just freeze the batch and take out a few at a time as needed.
Flexibility. To increase your flexibility, I am offering a couple options for the ingredients. For example, you might use apples or applesauce, coconut flour or almond flour, etc. Keeping things easy is a good thing!