Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Mint-Kiss Dog Cookies

Pooch kisses are wonderful things.  They’re smile inducing and incredibly therapeutic.....but sometimes those kisses can be really stinky. 
Luckily I love gardening and thanks to all the sun that’s been pouring through my windows this summer, my indoor herb garden has been growing and growing and growing.

This inspired an idea and after a little online digging, Bear and I have perfected the ultimate Mint-Kiss Dog cookie.

The leaves of a mint plant have a sweet aromatic and fresh smell. Once the leaves are crushed or cut, they release even more of that pleasing aroma – this will transfer to your pooch’s stinky breath and help keep it fresh. Of course, please note that these Mint-Kisses are NOT considered a cure for your pup’s stinky kisses.  If bad breath persists, you may want to consider speaking to your vet about proper teeth/mouth cleaning routines. 

1 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup chicken broth (low or no sodium is best)
1 egg
1 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
2 tbsp minced fresh mint

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Measure cornmeal into a small bowl.
In a sauce pan, bring the vegetable oil and chicken broth to a boil.
Remove pan from the heat and stir in the cornmeal.
Scoop the cornmeal mixture into a small bowl.
Allow the mixture to cool to the touch.
Spray the baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.
Once the cornmeal mixture is cool to the touch, stir in the egg, cheddar cheese and fresh mint.
Shape into 1 to 1 ½ balls. Or, scoop with a 1 " cookie scooper.
Flatten balls into cookie shapes.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Turn off the oven and let the cookies cool and continue to dry in the oven for one hour.

This recipe makes 15, 2 inch (approximately) Kisses.
The mint dog kisses will last for 1 week in a air tight container, 3 weeks in the refrigerator and 3 months in the freezer.

Happy smooching!

Keep your tails wagging
Bear's P4ws

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