Every time I put my hand in the dog’s cookie jar, that releasing POP triggers my two fur babies to come running into the kitchen. No matter how quiet I try to be or how distant they are from the kitchen, they ALWAYS hear the sound. They come with a sudden burst of energy, all smiles and wagging their tails hoping my action was meant for them to receive a treat. And after saying “no” a few times, they do what all dogs do best. Display their adorably huge puppy eyes. I cave. I can’t blame them, these scrumptious itty bitty cookies are simply irresistible and to think you can share it with your dogs just makes life even sweeter!
This is your warning: these Carob Chip Cookies must be made with caution. Don’t let the little bite size fool you. You just may eat more for yourself than anticipated. At least that’s what it feels like in my home.
You may have seen this same cookie from my previous post on How to throw a Dog Birthday Party so it may come to you as no surprise that I made this again and it’s all because it’s that good! With so many treats I could make, my dogs and myself enjoy these simple homemade “chocolate” chip cookies time and time again.
Lastly, I’d like to state an important subject on the topic of pet snacks. I strongly encourage to make small cookies the size of a quarter for your pooch, hence the coin in the photo. For a large breed dogs, double this size and giving one cookie works well.
Sometimes we find it may be difficult to show our love to our pets and we try to make it up to them by giving snacks throughout the day. Or maybe we’re at work or school all day so when we get back, we feel guilty leaving them alone for a length of time. So what do we do to show our love? Many times we give them a snack, or two, or three. Trust me, dogs would be much happier with a walk outdoors and it’ll probably do us good too.
I’m a huge advocate alarming pet owners that pet obesity is on the rise! Stats show we are overindulging our pets with treats and table scraps and it’s affecting their health. It’s a good thing dogs are unable to acquire atherosclerosis like humans do however, overweight/obesity in a pet can lead to many other serious health issues. I see it on a daily basis in the veterinary field. If you want more information and a quick list of obesity-related conditions for cats and dogs click the Pet Obesity is on the Rise link above. This is the most up to date source supported by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
With that said, this wasn’t meant to discourage you from making these delicious cookies. Sweet treats will always be on the market. We just have to pull it together with stronger will-power to just have one and to only give one small cookie a day to our pets. 🙂Print
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup old fashioned or quick oats
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup carob chips (not chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking pans with silicone mats or parchment paper; set aside. In medium bowl, whisk both flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix shortening, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy; about 1 minute. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to mix.
- Stir in carob morsels. If dough is too dry, hand mix until morsels are evenly dispersed.
- Roll about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough into the shape of a ball, separating about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking pans. Lightly press the tops of each dough ball to give a slight disk shape.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes before removing. ENJOY!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Canine
- Cuisine: American
CAROB CHIP COOKIE RECIPE ADAPTED FROM BEST DOG TREAT RECIPES.