Christmas Dogerations

The festive season is upon us, and we will all be celebrating, but how can your pooch indulge too? Why not make some edible Dogerations for a fireside treat or Christmas tree decorations (But make sure you put them high up so your dog can’t reach them!!)

 

Ingredients:

300g wholemeal wheat and gluten free flour

125ml olive oil

200g low fat Cheddar cheese, grated

75g dried cranberries, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped mint

100ml cold water

1 egg beaten to glaze

For the frosting:

250g low fat cream cheese

4 tablespoons olive oil

Natural red food colouring

Steps:

1. Place all the cookie ingredients, except the water, in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Slowly add the measured water to make a smooth dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until firm and then roll out to 5mm (1/4 inch) thick.

2. Cut out shapes with a festive cookie cutter. Use a skewer to make a hole in the top of each cookie where a ribbon will be thread to make the dogeration. Transfer the cookies to a greased baking sheet and brush with egg.

3. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven, 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3, for 25-30 mins until firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool and harden for 1-2 hours.

4. To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, oil and food colouring until fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle and use to decorate the cookies. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours then thread each cookie with a ribbon to hang from the tree.

To make your pooch’s Christmas extra special, make sure there’s a PitPat under your tree to help your dog burn off those Christmas calories and stay in top shape!!!