There are many recipes for dog treats around the Internet, and most of them contain some form of wheat, even if it’s whole wheat. Here are some wheat – and gluten – free carob cookies you can make for your four-footed friend.
Carob is a chocolate substitute often used for dogs, because it lacks both the substances toxic to pets and caffeine. It is naturally sweet and looks a little like chocolate, but has a unique flavor and texture.
There are also carob chips. If you’ve seen doggie cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies they’re made with carob.
What you need:
1 cup of white rice flour
1/2 cup of carob powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup of water
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, so it gets properly warm while you mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. The order doesn’t matter, you can just pour them together and mix away. It’s supposed to become a smooth dough.
If the dough becomes very dry, add a little more water. When you bake the dough out, it helps to sprinkle the baking surface with rice flour or carob powder. Use the latter if you don’t want white sprinkles on the cookies.
Roll out the dough until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick and cut cookies with a cookie cutter. Or, cut it into squares. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for ten to fifteen minutes. Let the cookies cool and store them in the fridge.