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Friday, September 25, 2009

Carob Star Cookies

OK, everyone, now that we've said goodbye to summer and are heading into shorter days and colder nights, there's no excuse anymore not to bake up some delicious treats for our fur-pals. In the spirit of the holidays to come, we're going to post a recipe each week for some treats that are easy to make and will bring a wag to the tails.

The first treat we have to share comes from Tee in Malaysia. She has ten dogs, all of whom say these treats are great.

Carob Star Cookies

340 g flour ( 3.5 cups)
210 g butter (1 cup)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cold water
carob buttons ( can substitte bacon, liver, sausage or whatever your pups likes)

Mix butter into flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Add lemon juice and cold water until it forms dough.

Let stand 20 minutes.

Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape. Tee used star shape.

Stick carob button in middle of star and bake at 150-180C (300 -350F) for 20 minutes.

Let cool, then let the canine taste testers decide.

This is Anna getting ready to try them out.

I made the conversions in the above recipe and since my metric skills are sadly lacking, you might want to check them before you attempt this.

Carob is a chocolate substitute that is safe for dogs and most of them love it, so these are really special treats in the doggy world. Thanks, Tee for sharing with us.

Now sit down at the table and dig thru your recipe box and send me your dog or cat's favorite homemade treat. I'll try very hard to post one per week, and we want a nice big selection to choose from.


  1. Those look great! Some dog recipes look good enough for humans to eat.

    No baked goods for Marge right now... she gained 5 pounds! She's still fit as a fiddle, but I want to make sure no extra baggage goes around her trim little waistline.

  2. Hey those look grrreat! We're lucky if we get a greenie now and then.

    I luuuv the Stars!

    Come by and see us when you can.

    Riley and Star.

  3. nom nom nom... i wish my momster would make stuff for me! for the moment, I guess I'll just lick the computer screen...!


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