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{RECIPE} St. Patrick's Day Hound's Holiday Hash Cookies

Green homemade dog cookie treats for St. Patrick's Day

These cookies were inspired by Irish hash, although I somehow doubt my grandmother would approve of this particular recipe. Hehe!  The St. Patrick's Day dog treats combine potato, kale, egg, and beef into a naturally green dog-friendly baked cookie. Corned beef would be far too salty for our furry friends, but salt-free homemade dog beef jerky chunks in a colcannon-inspired dough? Doggone delicious. Lucky doggies indeed!

DIY St. Patrick's Day green dog treats, step-by-step how to make

St. Patrick's Day Hound's Holiday Hash Cookies

🥄 Treat Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup potato flakes*
2 tsp kale (and/or wheatgrass) powder
1 egg
1/4 cup low-sodium dog-friendly stock (or other suitable liquid)
1/3 cup finely chopped dog-safe jerky or crushed kibble

* I used potato flakes, but cooled smoothly mashed cooked potato could be used. If substituting, reduce the stock/water as needed to adjust consistency.

🥄 Making the Treats: 

Preheat your oven to 180C (or local equivalent) and gather together your baking ingredients and materials.

Combine the rice flour, potato flakes, and kale powder (alternatively wheatgrass powder, or a mix of both) in a mixing bowl.  Stir through the egg, then incrementally add stock/water to form a nice workable dough.  Mix through the chopped jerky. 

Roll into small bit-sized balls, place of an prepared baking sheet, and then flatten gently with a fork.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Cool before serving and storage.

Dalmatian dog begging for a green dog treat

Tips and Tricks:
  • Variations in measurements, individual ingredient types, and options/substitutions as well as variations in egg size, ingredient/ambient temperatures, etc. are all  part of why we work incrementally when mixing. 
  • My dogs love their tasty green add-ins, but if you dog doesn't, you can achieve a similar look using a dog-safe green food colouring (or boost the colour of a naturally lighter green dough). Since dogs don't see green like we do, the colour is only for us crazy humans, so you can skip it altogether!
  • Any baked treat can be left in the cooling oven for a slightly crisper texture or, if you want to get things extra crunchy without overbaking/burning, you can place the baked treats in the dehydrator (fresh from the oven or later) and dry them out.  Totally optional, of course!
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.
  • Homemade  treats are best consumed within a couple of days from baking or frozen for longer storage. 

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

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