Amy’s Got Crackers
The highest compliment you can give someone is to let them watch your dog.
And here’s one example why – this recipe was originally derived an article I wrote for Pet Friendly Magazine in December 2009. Today it has been improved by an adaptation of a cracker like recipe made for my canine companion King Svenny, by his dog walker extraordinaire, Ms. Amy N.
Amy is Bluffton, South Carolina’s premium pet sitter/companion and dog walker. We adore her. She’s got the gift of calm and joy that my canine companion and her many clients are drawn too. It shows in the smiles and the ripping around her. The howling like a coyote and frolicking like a pony in her presence. And there’s nothing like it when you get home to your pet, after a long weekend apart; and there’s a gift bag of homemade crackers and a note that says, “Thank You for letting me take care of Svenny for you while you were away. We had a great time. He was a good boy and I can’t wait to see him again.”
With an attitude of gratitude for her service heart, I want to send a shout out to Ms. Amy N. Thank You Ms. Amy! I also wanted to share this recipe with my tribe – it’s awesome. Oh! People! You will like them as well 🙂
2 cups organic, gluten free flour
3 cups organic, gluten free oats or kamut
I – 15 oz. can organic pumpkin (or winter squash/bpa free can if possible)
1 cup fine grated carrots
2 egg yolks
½ cup parsley (clean, fine chopped/minced)
4 Tbsp. cold pressed flaxseed, extra virgin olive or sunflower oil
2 Tbsp. organic, unsulphured molasses
1/4 tsp. pure, organic kelp granules or unrefined salt (optional)
½ tsp. organic garlic powder water (if necessary, added until desired degree of doughs consistency to roll.)
Extra flour to roll dough if using a cookie cutters
Rolling pin (if rolling and using a cookie cutter)
2 – 4 cookie sheet pans (will depend on size of cookies you bake) I suggest a varitey of sizes.
Desired dog biscuit cookie cutters
Step by Step Instructions
Prepare ingredients as suggested above. Preheat oven too 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a stand mixer, with paddle attachment, add all ingredients and mix on low speed till just combined and semi-stiff dough is formed. Add water if needed (to form a stiff but sticky dough).
Remove from mixing bowl and roll out on floured dusted surface about a ½ inch thick (or a little less).
For large and medium crackers, cut with your desired variety of dog biscuit cutters and bake for 30-35 minutes or desired degree of doneness. Should be crisp and dry (not over baked and browned).
For petite crackers, bake 20 minutes, or until dry and crisp.
Store in refrigerator for up to one month. Freeze up to 3 months.