July 23 was Samuel’s (our English Pointer) 11th “Gotcha Day” Anniversary, so we decided to make a special Dog Treat for the pups. Every time we have beets, Sam sits at the table with his ears perked up so inquisitively (demandingly?) that we usually give him a few pieces. So, we decided to make him a whole batch of his own beet cookies!
Just like the Pumpkin Flax Cookies we made earlier this year for Sadie’s Birthday, these treats were a huge hit with our four legged family members. And if I’m being honest, we all tried one too, and they weren’t too bad to our human palates either (although if we were making beet cookies for ourselves, we’d add a little baking powder, a pinch of salt, and more honey).
Time: 90 Minutes (most of which is hands off time)
Ingredients: (Makes about 30 treats)
- 2 Organic Beets
- 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
- 1 Egg
- Flax Meal
- Boil your beets until they are soft enough to pierce with a fork. Then, set aside to cool briefly (or to make it quicker, put them in an ice bath). When your beets have cooled to the touch, use your thumbs to remove the skin.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
- Cut your peeled beets into chunks, and chop them in your food processor.
- Combine your flour, beets, flax meal, honey, and egg in a large bowl. Fold all of your ingredients together until fully incorporated.
- Scoop your cookies onto your baking sheet.
- Stash in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip your cookies, and bake for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and arrange on a cooling rack.
- Let your dog Sit, Devour, and Enjoy!