It’s officially cookie season! And to celebrate the release of the new Girl Scouts cookie, Raspberry Rally, we’ve developed a dog-friendly cookie that’s also covered in carob (a dog-safe chocolate alternative because chocolate is poisonous to pets) and infused with raspberry flavor.
Created by cookbook authors and Trunk Pop Dinners co-founders Marge Perry and David Bonom, these raspberry cookies for dogs feature dog-safe ingredients, like the aforementioned carob and a sprinkling of dried or freeze-dried unsweetened raspberries that give the cookies a deliciously fruity punch.
This recipe is a twist on our other popular cookie recipe Carob-Mint Cookies, which is also inspired by one of our favorite guilty pleasure treats (Thin Mints!).
Remember, as with any human food, pet parents looking to incorporate new foods in their dog’s diet should consult with their veterinarian beforehand.
Carob-Covered Raspberry Cookie Recipe
2 tablespoons dried or freeze-dried unsweetened raspberries
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup plus 2 teaspoons whole wheat flour
1 large egg
¼ cup unsalted chicken or beef broth
6 drops natural red food dye
¼ cup carob chips
1 teaspoon canola oil
Measuring cup + spoon
Sealable plastic bag
Icing spatula or knife
1.5-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter
1Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
2Crush or chop the raspberries and combine with the all-purpose and whole wheat flours.
3Beat the egg lightly with a fork and place 2 tablespoons in a bowl. Discard the rest.
4Add the broth and food dye and stir. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until a rough dough forms.
5Knead the dough in the bowl 5 to 6 times until it is smooth and fully combined. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4-inch thickness.
6Use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats and transfer them to the lined sheet pan. Bake 25 minutes, or until firm. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
7Place the carob chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chips on medium power in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Stir the oil into the melted chips until incorporated and the carob is smooth and shiny.
8Spread the top of each cookie with a thin layer of the melted carob. Let stand 30 minutes to allow melted carob to set before serving.
How to store:To ensure proper food safety, refrigerate leftovers within one hour of preparation and consume within three to four days or transfer to a freeze-safe container and store for up to one month.
Keep the baking going by making our Carob-Mint Cookies, our dog-friendly twist on Thin Mints.
These cookies are just as crunchy, just as “chocolatey” and oh-so-minty. Your dog will love the taste, while you’ll love that these cookies can even help freshen up their breath (thanks to the mint)!
Girl Scouts Dog Treats
Don’t feel like baking? No problem! Girl Scouts also sell dog treats. So, go ahead—order a pouch or two for your pooch directly to your doorstep (and skip the cleaning!).
Of course, don’t forget about stocking up on your own sweets. You can learn more about the new Raspberry Rally cookie on the Girl Scouts website, and order Raspberry Rally cookies online starting Feb. 27. (They’re exclusively available online for shipment.)
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