Let’s face it – we can’t NOT celebrate with our pets this Valentine’s Day. Well, maybe you don’t have to, but crazy dog people like me are compelled to. They bring us such unconditional love and joy (most of the time), why not treat them to something special?!
These Heart-Shaped Linzer Dog Biscuits are reminiscent of my Pie Crust Cookies with Apple Butter. Oh man, were they good. It’s the same thing, except dog-ified 🙂
You can purchase a Linzer cookie cutter at most stores for under $10. If you’re out of luck, you can grab one on Amazon here. If you have small cookie cutters, you won’t even need a Linzer cookie cutter. These Heart-Shaped Linzer Dog Biscuits are just cookie sandwiches with a shape cut out. You could even just use heart cookie cutters and sandwich those together.
This Heart-Shaped Linzer Dog Biscuits recipe is from my classic apple cinnamon natural dog treats. They’re easy and smell amazing. My husband has mistakenly eaten several. With the peanut butter involved, he’s more likely to do it!
Heart-Shaped Linzer Dog Biscuits for Valentine’s DayCourse: Uncategorized
Adapted from Just A Pinch
One and half a cup of rice flour*
One and half a cup of oat flour*
Half a cup of. unsweetened applesauce
Two teaspoons of cinnamon
Half a ripe banana, smushed
Half a cup of water
Some peanut butter or sweet potato puree, for filling
*You can totally use whole wheat flour for the entire recipe. Rice flour is generally easier for dogs to digest, but I find that if you use it for the entire recipe, the biscuits are weird and gritty.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Combine the ingredients in a big mixing bowl and mash them together with your hands – get messy! After any kneading, the dough may fall together. If you’re having difficulty, add a tablespoon of water at a time before the mixture resembles dough. Add more flour as it becomes too soupy.
- Roll out about half of the dough at a time on a well floured surface. Cut the dough with cookie cutters and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Create the same number of tops and bottoms for your cookie sandwiches, which can go without saying. You could also always create a heart-shaped cookie and sandwich them.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate the cookies and bake for another 20 minutes. They should be extremely hard.
- Cover them with peanut butter or sweet potato puree once they’ve cooled. Without refrigeration, peanut butter can last a long time. Sweet potato puree, on the other hand, is a different story!
I hope your dog loves these Linzer Heart-Shaped Dog Biscuits as much as Clem does!