Do you cook or bake for your pets? These dog treats aren’t hard and crunchy; they’re more like cookies in texture, and you can keep them in an airtight container for up to three days.
To store them longer, put them in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. If you like, use 1 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato or pumpkin in place of the canned.
Preheat oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Process in a food processor until smooth:
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
Add and process/pulse to blend:
2 cups barley flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely incorporate ingredients. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. (Scraps may be re-rolled and cut.)
Score large cookies with a fork, if desired. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.
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Great shapes for Sweet Potato Treats include the Dog Bone cookie cutter, the Fire Hydrant cookie cutter, and the Squirrel cookie cutter. Pet News and Views and Ann Clark, Ltd., the cookie cutter people from Vermont are giving away one each of their adorable cookie cutters, which retail for $3.99 each. So that is three winners. Just leave a comment about your pet in the comments section and I will put your names in randomizer.org to pick three winners. The contest ends on Friday, June 24.