15 Dec 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!!)
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
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!!!