Share these toasty, crumbly shortbread cookies with all the dog people in your life—their dogs will thank you! Homemade dog treats for the holidays always make a tasty, heartwarming gift.
The combination of toasted coconut, coconut flour, and coconut oil creates a seasonal dog treat with a warm, house-filling aroma. The dried cranberries add a chewy textural surprise with just a hint of tart to break up the richness of the shortbread.
Cranberry Coconut Shortbread Treats for Dogs
Yield 24 large treats
Coconut is a popular ingredient for dogs and people. It boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as making your dog's coat shine. Cranberries are packed with healthy antioxidants and vitamin C.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/3 dried cranberries (look for unsweetened or low-sugar)
Preheat oven to 325ºF
- Toast dried coconut for 5-10 minutes or just until golden on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Cream coconut oil for about 2 minutes in a stand mixer or just until fluffy.
- Add the flours and baking powder and continue to mix on low.
- Add egg and vanilla.
- When a nice ball of dough is formed, mix in cranberries and toasted coconut until just combined.
- Roll out dough about 1/4 of an inch thick. It will be delicate to work with until baked and cooled.
- Cut into simple shapes, use a spatula to transfer to baking tray if necessary.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until just starting to brown around the edges.
The shortbread will be delicate until cooled, so let the treats cool on the baking tray.
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Cranberry Coconut Dog Treats: Tasting Notes
Yumbly, crumbly goodness. Bea approves!