Although dogs aren’t able to eat the chocolate candies that we humans so appreciate receiving for Valentine’s Day, these little carob cookies make a sweet substitute. I can pretty much guarantee that your dog will love the rich carob flavor, and you can enjoy the cookies right along with your dog if you want to!
The recipe is so simple that you can have these cookies mixed, cut out, and baked in less than half an hour—perfect for those times that you find yourself needing to whip something up at the last minute.
Makes about 25 2-inch cookies
1/2 cup carob powder
1 cup whole wheat flour, plus more if needed for dusting
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup water
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
2. Combine the carob powder and flour.
3. Add the honey and water, and stir to combine. Knead by hand until a smooth dough forms.
4. Roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thick, lightly flouring the countertop and/or rolling pin if needed. Cut the dough into pieces using your desired cookie cutter, and arrange the treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake until the treats are firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.
These treats may be stored at room temperature, but if it’s particularly hot or humid where you live, it’s better to keep them in the refrigerator.