My little Westie Zoe has what I like to call “little dog mouth”. Most small breed dogs seem to need extra dental cleanings and have horrid bad breath almost all the time. Since Zoe isn't a chewer at all, she is no exception to this dog “rule”.
These homemade cookies have a light mint flavour to help discourage the bad breath. The key is to try to get your dog to chew these instead of inhaling them like Zoe, as she found them a delightful treat!
The winter here in Alberta is quite cold with the temperatures averaging around the minus 10 degree celsius range most days. So when we go outdoors, Zoe enjoys showing off her colorful knit sweater that my mother made for her. It takes a lot of fittings and adjustments to make one fit just right, and Zoe is always eager to wear it.
These light mint cookies are a lovely treat for any dog!
- 2-3 tbsp Dried mint Can use fresh also1.5 cups whole wheat flour1/2 cup quick cooking oats1/4 cup wheat germ1/2 cup water3 tbsp honey1 egg yolk Reserve egg white for later
Mix all together in a mixing bowl. The dough should be firm but slightly tacky. Roll dough out onto a flat surface. Dough will be slightly sticky but it cuts out nicely - Cut out with cookie cutters of choice.Place cookies close together on a non stick surface cookie sheet or onto parchment paper lined pan.Take reserved egg white and lightly beat in a separate bowl.Brush all cookies with the egg white mixtureBake in the oven for 15- 20 minutes. They are done once lightly brown around edges.Let cool for 1-2 hours.