Last week I got those Easter eggs dyed and today I am going to get some tasty Easter cookies baked. You may notice in some of the photos you can see my new paw print measuring spoons mom bought me. I guess they are kind of an early Easter gift since they are lavender and I get to use them for my baking today – I just think they are so cute! I also have a stuffed bunny observing my baking today…I have to be careful he does not sneak any of my carrots!
My cookie recipe today is really healthy as it is full of carrots and most of us dogs like carrots. Wabbits also love carrots which make these cookies ideal for Easter. Maybe if I have some left after Easter I can use them to attract more wabbits to my yard…I will have to think about that.
The hardest part of this recipe is getting the carrots grated. You can use a hand grater but then your human needs to help because I guarantee you that you will end up grating your
paws and that would be a bloody mess! I have this handy dandy Bosch mixer with a grating attachment so I just stick the carrots in and they come out as I want them. You can grate them as fine as you want but the less fine they are, the more you will see them in your cookies.
You will need a nice mixing bowl to put all the ingredients in and you will need to get in there with your paws to really knead the dough until it is all mixed together. It is kind of a lumpy cookie dough because of the carrots but that is
ok. Put some flour on your counter and then
roll out the dough. Sometimes I like to make sure I have all the dough out of the mixing bowl, so I will stick my whole head in the bowl to get the best look possible. From the photo it looks like I passed out in the bowl, but no worries I am just fine!
Roll the dough out ¼ to ½ inch thick depending on how you want your cookies and then cut out the cookies with your favorite Easter cookie cutters. I have 2 different
wabbits because I love wabbits, a carrot and a chick. The chick did not work out so well, looks more like a ball, so I made mostly wabbits and carrots for my cookies. You can also put an egg wash on top to make them glossy, but this time I did not do that.
Once you have them on the greased cookie sheet, stick them in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes. I like to check on them to make sure they are ok and not burning up or anything, although I can usually smell that
when it happens!
Once they are out of the oven I put them on cooling racks and then it is time to dig in and give them a taste! These are super yummy I do have to say!
Click here to get the downloadable PDF of my recipe with a photo of me as well.