Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Dog Treats


My Heart Beets For You Treats

Adapted from's Red Velvet Pupcakes

I just loved making these dog treats. I did actually make the Red Velvet Pupcakes from Kaboose, but didn't like the cottage cheese frosting it called for, because it didn't turn out like anything that remotely resembled frosting. And since I had my heart set on making heart shaped cookies anyway, I decided to add more flour and make the cupcakes into cookie biscuits. Beet juice gives them their color, and whole-wheat flour gives them fiber.


* 1/4 cup canola oil
* 1 cup applesauce
* 1/3 cup beet puree or fresh beet juice
* 1 and 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder

Cooking Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a six-cup muffin tin with muffin cups.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together oil, applesauce and beet puree.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients.

  4. Knead for 3 minutes. Roll out dough to 1/4" and use the cookie cutter of your choice to cut out cookies. Place on prepared cookie sheet (either use parchment paper or grease sheet) and bake 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cookie comes out clean. Remove cookies from the pan and cool on a rack.


Here's what Dewey thought of the cookies:


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