We're headed out to a friend's house this afternoon so I thought we'd bring her dogs some special treats since she's been so thoughtful and helpful with my dogs lately, making sure they are all healthy and "adjusted" to keep their backs going strong. Don't you love friends like that? So I woke up a bit earlier this morning to try out a few batches of this recipe that I saw on the Doggy Dessert Chef's Pinterest page the other day. Luckily I have the Three Dog Bakery cookbook on my shelf so I pulled that down and started in on this delicious, and incredibly easy recipe for what I'm calling Hula Bunny Cookies. The pineapples make it a bit "hula" and the carrots make it a bit "bunny"!
This recipe comes together very quickly and you can add extra vegetables or even some cooked meat if you wanted to add a little extra kick and flavor to the cookies. We modified the recipe by using brown rice and oat flour since I ran out of regular flour, and I had fresh pineapple but you can use canned if that is easier.
- 8 ounces crushed pineapple (or 1 can unsweetened crushed)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/8 cup honey
- 1/8 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup of shredded carrots
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups white flour (I substituted 1.5 cups brown rice flour, 1 cup oat flour)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut pineapple into small 1/8" size pieces or coarsely blend in blender. Shred carrots by hand or in a blender.
- Combine oil, honey, molasses and mix. Add in pineapple, carrots, egg, and vanilla into oil mixture and combine well.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add flour mixture into wet mixture and blend well. I found mine a bit too sticky so I added extra flour until I got the consistency a little firmer, but still soft enough to scoop out with a melon ball scoop.
- Drop tablespoons full of mixture onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a rack and then enjoy!
I had all the dogs waiting outside the kitchen gate just waiting to get in so they could have a bite. Finally they were ready! Since we are taking them over to my friend I thought I'd package them up in some bags that I letterpressed a long time ago. Good thing I'm a pack rat! Well, sometimes.
Well, they are a big hit and luckily I made two batches because the first ones are going pretty fast. Foyle liked them so much he climbed up on the chair to get more! Give them a try this weekend!