We are smack dab in the middle of holiday baking season and I want to make sure that you get this dog biscotti on your baking list because pups like holiday goodies, too. In fact, my doggies would like you put a temporary pause on all holiday baking until you’ve made a couple batches of dog biscotti and distributed it to your doggies and all their friends. Because dogs are nothing if not sharing and generous with their treats. Right? Oh, yours aren’t? Yeah, mine neither. That’s why you need a couple batches.
Your dogs will love this dog biscotti, but they are really not going to care the least bit that it’s biscotti and not a regular biscuit. They might actually care that there’s pumpkin in there, though. My doggies really like pumpkin, so I’ll take a guess that yours do too. Pumpkin is pretty healthy for dogs and gentle on tummies, so these cookies have nutritional value and that’s always a bonus.
Isn’t it funny how we assume that dogs have the same tastes as we do? I suppose that is a little true, I know my dogs have never turned their nose up at eating something I was eating, but no dog is ever going to be excited for autumn because #pumpkinspiceeverything. I think it would be more like #rottengarbageeverything or #moldycarcasseverything. You know, in the world that dogs have their own social media platforms.
So let me break down these treats for you: the fancy name is just for us, your dogs won’t care what these twice-baked pumpkin cookies are called as long as you are generous in handing them out. One note of caution: follow the recipe and only include cinnamon. You might be tempted to substitute pumpkin or apple pie spice, but those almost always contain nutmeg which is a huge no-no for dogs. NUTMEG IS TOXIC TO DOGS. Cinnamon is really what you smell anyway, so no nutmeg is no loss. Also, to go back to before, it’s not as if dogs care what spices are in their treats.
The recipe as I’ve written it contains rice flour, so these are not grain free treats. You could instead use all coconut flour, but the cookies will turn out crumbly and not as crunchy, so that’s your call. My pups eat grain free dog food and have no problems with the rice flour when I make these, but every dog’s tummy is different.
That’s all for today. Enjoy your holiday baking for people AND for dogs!Want the hobby room diaries right in your inbox? You betcha.