05 Dec Hemp Christmas Cookies for your Dog
Dogs can have Christmas cookies too. Most recipes just require a few alterations. They may smell those delicious treats on platters for guests but may wonder, “Where’s mine?”. You can make your favorite fur-friend a special batch of hemp Christmas cookies so they don’t feel left out.
Doggie Gingerbread Cookies
1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
1 ½ tsp. ground ginger or 1 ½ Tbsp. fresh ginger chopped fine or grated
6 cups all-purpose flour (or a substitute that your dog can have)
2 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbsp. honey
1 cup molasses
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil minus 1 Tbsp.
1 Tbsp. hemp oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground clove
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees when ready to bake
Mix the oils, molasses, honey and water in a bowl with a whisk. Combine the dry ingredients, hemp seeds and spices in a separate bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet in small batches. Once combined, make 4 balls of dough. Wrap each ball and refrigerate for 3-5 hours.
Roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter or your dog’s favorite shape. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
To decorate these in a dog-friendly manner, simply melt yogurt chips and use food gel to color the yogurt chips.
Doggy Candy Cane Cookies
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
½ cup powdered milk (nonfat preferred)
3 cups all-purpose flour (or a substitute suited for your dog’s diet)
1 cup warm water
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. peppermint oil
3 large eggs
Whisk the wet ingredients minus 1 egg and the peppermint oil in a bowl. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and make a well in the center. Slowly pour in and combine the wet ingredients. Knead the dough until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Separate the dough into 2 parts.
Add red food gel and the peppermint oil to one ball of dough. Knead until incorporated.
Cover both balls of dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Divide each ball of dough into tablespoon size balls. Take one ball of each dough and roll it into a strip. Then lightly twist the two together to create the alternating colors. Shape the dough into a candy cane.
Place the candy canes onto a greased baking sheet.
Take the remaining egg and create an egg wash. Brush each candy cane with egg wash.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the baking sheet and place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Serve 1 cookie a day.
Add a couple of recipes to your holiday baking list this year. Dogs that have been good deserve a little treat too. For some, it may entice them to behave – especially if you have more than one dog. If one dog gets a cookie for being good and the other misbehaves and gets no cookie – it may spark a little bit of an attitude adjustment in the misbehaved pup.