On the eighth day of cookies,
My true love gave to me,
Eight Woofies for my Lexi.
Hey everyone! If you haven’t figured it out yet todays post has gone to the dogs! Hey, they need a special treat for christmas just like the rest of us. Here are two kinds of Woofies.
Above is my baby Lexi she is a 4-year-old boxer full of energy. She also happens to be my official cookie taster for this round. Lexi was born with a pancreatic enzyme deficiency disorder which means she has issues digesting foods. Trying to find food, and treats that her little tummy can handle was quite the challenge even the prescription food from the vet didn’t work. Anyway I came up with a few cookie recipes that she was able to eat that were healthy too! I guess if you wanted to eat them you could too, but really there are better tasting cookies out there.
These Woofies are super easy to make, and the ingredients are soooooo much better than you can find in your normal store-bought dog cookies. If you care about what you eat, why wouldn’t you care about what your family pet eats? Lexi loves these and she is “helping” make extra Woofies to share with her doggie friends for Christmas!
Sweet Potato Woofies
1 cup of canned sweet potato (you can sub fresh if you want)
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour
1 egg (beaten)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Stir ingredients together in a large bowl until dough forms.Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press dough down slightly so the biscuits are about 1/4 inch thick. Bake until golden brown and let cool on a wire rack.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Woofies
1 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree
1/2 C Oats
3 C whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten-free flour
1/4 C of all Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
In a stand mixer, mix together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon (dough should be dry and stiff).
Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick roll. Cut into ½-inch pieces. (I found a dog bone cookie cutter at my local kitchen store)
Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes until crispy but not burnt. You can always reduce the heat and cook them longer. We are looking to dry them out a bit so they are crisp. While those are baking why not have a game of fetch!
I hope your Puppy enjoys these Woofies as much as my little one does!