Fresh mint leaves and only a handful of ingredients, are used to make these. They look very fancy. Most importantly, the dogs LOVED them!
Minty Dog Treats
I only used 3 Tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. I whisked the water and an egg, until they became frothy. Added in the canola oil, whisk to combine with egg mixture. I stirred in the flour and chopped mint. Mix everything together and form into a dough. I floured the counter and began to roll the dough with a rolling pin. I rolled the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. I used the top of a drinking glass, with a 2 inch diameter, to cut out the dog treats. I was able to make 1 1/2 dozen treats.
I lightly brushed the tops of each treat with water. I placed one small mint leaf on top of each treat, before baking. I baked the treats in a preheated 350 F degree oven for about 45 – 50 minutes.
We have three large bushes of mint in the yard. At first, I didn’t know it was mint. When we bought our house last summer, there was an over grown patch next to the house. The weeds were over four feet tall! Such a HUGE eyesore. So… My husband mowed right over the area. This past Spring, new plants began to grow. I thought they were just weeds, again. Turns out the previous owner had all kinds of herb plants growing. Luckily, I discovered them and saved them from being mowed.
I tried to grow mint, from seed. They didn’t take and never sprouted. Which is totally OK… because I have mint growing everywhere in the garden now! Our 6 year old son, Landon, had to inform his dad on “Why he can’t mow the mint plants.” He gave his Dad, a list of reasons on how to use mint. Too funny! 😉
Minty Dog Treats – Makes 1 1/2 dozen, 2 inch treats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
- 18 small mint leaves (For tops) *optional
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the water and egg, until nice and frothy. Add in the canola oil, whisk to combine into egg mixture. Stir in the flour and finely chopped fresh mint. Mix everything together and form into a dough. Roll the dough onto a floured surface, down to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 2 inch circles. (I used the rim of a drinking glass with a 2 inch diameter.)
Step Two: Place the cut out circles on a non-stick baking sheet. Gently, prick the tops with a fork. (This will allow steam to escape. It helps them from bubbling up.) Bake in preheated oven, for 45 – 50 minutes. Turn oven off and leave the treats in the oven to slowly cool. Cool completely, before giving to your dog.
*Optional: Use a pastry brush, or your fingers to glaze the tops with water. Place one small mint leaf on each treat, before baking.
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