Monday, March 5, 2012

Mocha Shares Her Favorite Dog Cookie Recipe

Phew, I spent all day Saturday baking all natural healthy dog cookies to sell at a craft bazaar on Sunday. I’ve sold lots of them at the farmer’s market and never met a dog who didn’t love them.

My special taste tester, Mocha, says I should share the recipe with all the dogs lovers out there.

Mocha's Munchies Dog Cookies:
2-1/2 cups flour
¾ cup dry milk powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 T brown sugar
¾ cup low sodium broth (beef, chicken or vegetable)
½ cup shredded carrots
1 egg

Preheat oven to 300F. Mix together all ingredients (I use my trusty Kitchenaid) adding a little flour if necessary so the dough is not too sticky to handle . Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. For extra crunchy cookies, turn the oven off, leaving the cookies until it cools.


  1. OMG That is absolutely adorable!!!!! I will have to try it some time!

  2. Hello Linda. I see you are my newest follower over at Bliss Ranch, so I wanted to stop by and say hey. Timely too..... I haven't blog blabbed about it yet, but I also so doggie care for pampered pooches. I have three here today and I might just make them some biscuits. Is Mocha a Rhodesian Ridgeback?


    1. Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Mocha is actually a pit bull mix rescue dog. Sadly, we have the unfortunate reputation here in Missouri for having been the home of one of the worst pit bull fighting rings in the US. I will never understand. Mocha is actually quite slender and looks more like Nipper, the RCA Victor dog (who was also a pit). Shhh, don't tell her she's not a candidate for Westminster..... :)

  3. Delicious looking treats, and Mocha is a lucky girl to have a mummy make yummy treats for her (I know they were to sell, but I'm sure she got a few for quality control purposes, right?)! Pit Bulls are definitely misunderstood, due mainly to the abuse of humans rather than a flaw inherent in their breed. Thank God there are people willing to give them a chance...

    1. Thank you Leisa. Bad news for me, the bazaar was not entirely successful - good news for Mocha, there are lots of cookies in her jar! Mocha is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever had. She loves everyone - unless maybe if you're a rabbit...Lots of people don't know that Staffordshire terriers a/k/a pit bulls, are known in some circles as "nanny dogs". Petey of the original Little Rascals was a pit bull. If properly raised, they are loyal and wonderful family pets. By the way, I love your blog. If I can figure out how with all this new Google stuff, I'll follow you.

      Blessings, Linda

    2. Thank you so much, Linda! I really appreciate it!

      I actually have heard that they used to be called 'nanny dogs' and were considered to be the perfect dog for families in the early part of the last century--amazing how much that reputation has changed. A very sad thing for some wonderful animals.

      I have encountered a wonderful doggie here called 'Tiger', and fell in love with him... and did not learn until much later that he is a Pit Bull with natural ears. Maybe I would have been a bit more guarded during our encounters if I'd had the pre-conceived idea of the breed in my head, and it just goes to show me that you can only judge based on what behaviour is in front of you. I would have missed out on a wonderful boy if I'd had that bias in my mind!

      rescue pet parents are very good people
      bless you!