Parsley and Peppermint Cookies
Parsley and Peppermint dog treats are a real breath saver for furbabies everywhere. Fresh parsley provides vitamin C, iron and helps to maintain and freshen your furbaby's breath. While fresh peppermint also freshens the breath, it’s a great source of dietary fiber and protein as well.
Prep Time: 15 Completion Time: 25 Serving Size: 1 cookie sheet
3 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 T cinnamon
1 carrot, shredded
1 Flax Egg
1/2 cup fresh curly parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh peppermint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine the brown rice flour and cinnamon then set aside.
Toss together the carrot shreds, flax egg, chopped parsley and peppermint leaves into a blender and blend until well combined.
Add the parsley mixture to the brown rice and cinnamon and mix together with a flexible spatula. Now slowly mix in the coconut oil until all the ingredients are well combined.
Brown rice flour is not as absorbent as all purpose flour or oatmeal and so the dough may seem a bit crumbly. Let the dough rest in the bowl a few minutes to allow the rice flour to absorb some of the moisture.
Remove dough from mixing bowl and continue to knead by hand using your palms for about 3 minutes. Place dough ball on a baking stone or lined cookie sheet, shape and flatten using your hands. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and now with a rolling pin, roll out the dough until flat and smooth.
Remove the parchment paper and use a pizza cutter or cookie cutter to create the desired shapes for your treats.
Pop the unbaked Parsley and Peppermint cookies into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Allow to fully cool before sharing with your four legged friends.
Place in a container and store in the refrigerator.
Pregnant dogs, or dogs with a kidney dysfunction should NOT consume parsley. Please consult with your companion's veterinarian first, if you have any concerns.
Peppermint and spearmint is a great way to freshen your dog's breath and repel fleas (who knew). However large doses could cause diarrhea and or vomiting, therefore servings per day is very important. 1 or 2 cookies a day, depending on the size of your dog and the size of your cookies, should be sufficient.
We like to give our girls one in the morning and one before bed.