The controversy over the bladder benefits of cranberries is continuous; some people swear that cranberry can keep the UTIs away, but some people - including Dad's doctors - say that it does nothing. The idea is that the juice is acidic and changes the pH in your bladder so that bacteria can't stick. Whether it's proven or not - and that depends on who you ask - I decided I was going to make some cranberry-based treats for Lyle.
These were not so quick, like any recipe that calls for cookie cutters, and the dough is a little sticky and hard to cut, with all the coconut and cranberries. It took me quite a while, but as you can see, they were well worth it.
|Giving paw for biscuits!|
cranberry coconut dog treats
yield: approximately 2 dozen treats
3 1/4 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups water
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, baking poweder, honey, vanilla extract and wateruntil combined. Mix in dried cranberries and coconut.
3. Sprinkle table liberally with flour and roll dough out to about 1/2" thick. Cut out with cookie cutters and place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
4. Bake until cookie bottoms just begin to brown, 15-20 minutes.
5. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Serve to sweet, droopy basset hounds (or your favorite breed!).
|Daisy daintily removing the cranberries from her treat... good thing she has a bladder of steel!|