Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sweet Potato Dog Cookies - Easy & Quick Recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Dog Cookies

Three Simple Ingredients - Sweet Potato, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Himalayan Pink Salt

Prior to Baking

This is a very simple, easy, quick and healthy dog cookie recipe. I dare you to make some for your dog today. Only three ingredients are required. Here's your shopping list:
  1. Himalayan Pink Salt available at Costco &
  2. Myrtos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil available at
  3. Sweet Potato
Here's the instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Wash the sweet potato.
  3. Peel off the sweet potato skin with a peeler, do not skip this step! Rinse sweet potato under cool water.
  4. Slice sweet potato in half long ways.
  5. Place sweet potato on the flat side and cut into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
  6. Cut half moon shapes in half (optional, best for small dogs)
  7. Place sweet potato pieces on baking sheet, lightly season with salt & drizzle with olive oil enough to lightly coat pieces. Toss to combine.
  8. Lay pieces flat on baking sheet.
  9. Place in oven for 18-21 minutes depending on the thickness of the pieces.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. Feed several pieces one by one to your dog or dogs.
  12. Place the rest in a ziplock bag and put in the refrigerator until next snack time.
An optional step is to flip the pieces half way through cooking. It is very important that you remove the sweet potato skin since it's toxic to dogs, so you must not skip that step. The size of the pieces I have displayed above are best for toy breeds. If you have a larger dog, you'll want to skip step six and use a large, wide sweet potato. If you have a very large dog, then you'll want to skip step four also. I recommend pink Himalayan salt since it's a healthy salt with eighty-four minerals. Also, I recommend Myrtos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil available at since it's of very high quality and it tastes delicious. We just refill the Trader Joe's glass bottle (shown above) with it for easy use. Never refill plastic containers since they release toxins when reused. If you have never tried a more pricey extra virgin olive oil, I highly recommend you try one since there is a noticeable difference in flavor and scent while cooking. It's definitely worth the price. The cookies will last a couple of days in the refrigerator, so don't make too many at once. Since we have three dogs they go quickly. If they start to have black pieces on them throw them out. If you have any questions about this recipe or any others, feel free to comment below. If you give them a try, please review in the comment section!

So there you have it my latest dog cookie recipe. Now you have no excuse not to make homemade healthy dog cookies for your dog or a friend or family member's dog. These are also tasty for humans, but you'll want to eat them warm. Enjoy! Before you go, be sure to check out my other healthy dog cookie recipes on this blog. An easy way to find them is to use the search engine over on the right column or check out my Pinterest Dog Cookie Recipe Board. Once you see a photo of a dog cookie that you fancy, click on the photo and it will take you directly to the recipe.

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