Santa Paws - Join in the festive fun

Family festive fun!

Christmas is very much a time for family; including the furry members too so we wanted to share a very special recipe with you, thanks to our friends at The Barking Bakery. Something to keep the children out of mischief whilst giving your canine pals something canine-friendly to eat!

Why not give the recipe a whirl and post your master pieces to our Facebook wall.

Tis the season to be jolly and what better than a night by the fire with your favourite furry friend and some doggylicious Cheesy Christmas Treats which are bound to get your dog's tail swishing. These are quick and easy to make and make great tree dog-erations too!

Cheesey Christmas Biscuits/ Dog-erations

MAKES - 30-40

PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES (plus time to harded and set, if they can wait)

COOKING TIME: 20-30 MINS 

INGREDIENTS:

300G WHOLEMEAL FLOUR OR WHOLEMEAL AND GLUTEN FREE FLOUR CAN BE USED

125 ML OLIVE OIL

200G LOW FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE GRATED

75G DRIED CHOPPED CRANBERRIES…OPTIONAL

100ML COLD WATER

1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED MINT - OPTIONAL

1 EGG BEATEN FOR GLAZING

FOR THE FROSTING

250G LOW FAT CREAM CHEESE

4 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL

NATURAL RED AND GREEN FOOD COLOURING

EQUIPMENT

RIBBON OR STRING FOR HANGING - OPTIONAL

PIPING BAG AND NOZZLE

 

METHOD

Pre heat oven to 160c/325f/Gas Mark 3

Place all the ingredients into a large bowl except the water and mix until thoroughly combined, Slowly add the water to make a smooth dough. knead the dough on a floured surface until quite firm and roll out until approx 5mm (about 1/4 inch) thick.

Cut out your festive shapes with your chosen biscuit cutters, use a skewer to make a hole about 5mm (1/4 inch) at the top of each biscuit (only if you want to hang from a tree). Once cut into shapes transfer onto a greased lined baking tray about 1cm apart then brush with your egg glaze.

Place the biscuits into the oven and bake for approx 25-30 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Once baked place onto a baking tray and leave to harden and cool.

In the meantime make the frosting by beating together the cream cheese and oil - split into two and place each into a bowl. Add the red colouring to one half and green colouring to the other. Mix until light and fluffy.

Transfer your frosting into piping bags and decorate as you wish. They are now ready to give your dog

If your dog can wait, place in the fridge for about 1 - 2 hours until hardened and thread each cookie with ribbon and place on the tree to make paw-fect doggy gifts.

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Doggy Christmas Biscuits