Valentine's Day Dog Treats
Here's the recipe:
•1 cup water
•1/4 cup vegetable oil
•1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
•1 cup white flour, unbleached
•1/2 cup wheat bran or oat bran
•1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
•1/4 cup Carob Powder
Directions for Valentine Dog Cookies
•Combine vegetable oil and water in a smallbowl.
•In another, larger bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
•Using your mixer (with a cookie beater or bread hook), combine all the ingredients and mix until they are thoroughly combined. You will end up with a nice compact ball of dough.
•Cover the mixing bowl with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and set it in a warm place away from drafts.
•Let the dough rise until it is doubled—it will actually be twice as big. You can tell that it has doubled when you gently punch a little hole in the dough and it doesn't bounce back. The hole, or indentation stays.
•Roll the dough (with a rolling pin on a cutting board that has been sprinkled with flour) to a 1/4” thickness.
•Cut the Valentine cookies into the shapes that you would like to use, using cookie cutters.
•Place the dog cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
•Bake the holiday dog cookies at 275 degrees F for 1 hour. You may have to adjust the time (and check the cookies frequently), depending on the size of the dog cookies that you make.
•Turn off the oven, and let the Valentine dog cookies finish drying overnight in the oven. They will be hard and crisp when they are done.
•If you use dog treat icing, you can sprinkle the top of your dog cookies with colored sugar, soy or bacon bits, chopped peanuts or other healthy dog treat ingredients.