Chef Emma here, baking tasty, peppermint, holiday cookies for dogs! This year I have my assistant Ginger helping me out with the hard work. We will see how she does today. Are you ready to get the baking started? We are! If you would like my recipe, I’ll share it at the end of the post.
As with all my recipes, this one is super simple. Any human can do it! I chose to use natural vegetable based oil coloring for my cookies because I wanted green trees, but you don’t have to use color if you don’t want to. Since I had no green, I had to mix together the blue and yellow to make the green, and it came out pretty nice, I must say.
Using a whisk, blend together all the ingredients except the flour. I won’t lie, I was a bit worried when my mix looked like swamp water, but the smell of peppermint kept me going forward! Once the liquid was well blended, I switched to a wooden spoon and added in my flour 1/4 cup at a time.
It did not take long for me to have a nice ball of green colored dough for my tree cookies! Place the dough on a floured surface, and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick.
Choose your cookie cutter(s) and start cutting. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. They don’t expand in the oven, so they can be fairly close together.
Keep on rolling out the dough and cutting cookies until all the dough is gone. I got about twenty cookies using my tree cookie cutter. Now they are ready to bake!
Let’s have one more peek at these tasty cookies before I shove them into the oven. I sure do love the peppermint aroma. It will help freshen your dog’s breath when they eat the cookies too!
The cookies are in the oven and will need to bake for fifteen minutes. Mom loves the smell wafting through the house much more than when I make liver cookies. She is seriously weird, don’t you think? Ginger and I decided to wait by the oven since the baking time isn’t too long.
Yay! The cookies are baked, and cooled, which means it is time to sit down and enjoy them! I can hardly wait!
Being a proper lady is not easy, and sometimes I fail at the job, like now when I had to try a cookie!
Please excuse me, but I have to eat a cookie, waiting is not an option! I apologize for behaving like a common animal! At least I am gentle and keep my tree in one piece.
A good chef doesn’t mind sharing her recipe with friends. If you would like to make these for your own pup, get my recipe by clicking here. You can bake holiday cookies for dogs if I can, trust me! Enjoy!