Boo-Berry Bat Dog Biscuits
"Darkness falls across the land, The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'all's neighborhood. And whomsoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds of hell And rot inside a corpse's shell" It's spooky time, y'all! I freakin love Halloween, if you haven't been able to gleam that info yet." -Vincent Price, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
I wanted to do something spooky to celebrate the season, so I created these adorable bat-shaped biscuits. These biscuits are really easy to make and give a little healthy spin with the added blueberries. I wanted to give these biscuits a spooky purple color, so I used the blueberries because I didn't want to use any unnatural ingredients like food colorings. They didn't turn out as colorful as I wanted, but I still think they look awesome. Enjoy!
Servings varies depending on cutter size. Makes about 2 dozen small shapes.
2 oz apple sauce
1/2 cup mashed blueberries
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 Kairos for Dogs herbs (optional; add 1/4 cup more whole wheat flour if omitting)
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine apple sauce, mashed blueberries, flour, rolled oats, Kairos herbs, and honey. Use a sturdy spatula to combine everything together. Dump contents onto a lightly floured working surfaced and knead dough together.
Roll out into a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use desired cookie cutters to punch out shapes. Stick to one or two similar sized shapes to ensure even baking.
Place cutouts on prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops of cutouts with beaten egg wash.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until biscuits are crisp and golden in color. Rotate pan midway through baking. Let treats cool before giving to your dog. Store in an air tight container in the fridge to prevent molding.
*NOTE* If you are NOT using Kairos herbs, you can bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Kairos herbs should not be cooked or baked to over 240 degrees or they could lose some of their nutritional qualities.
I regularly give my dog, dracula, healing herbs from Kairos for Dogs to keep him healthy. Kairos for Dogs creates simple healing foods and effective supplements for dogs. No hidden ingredients. No nonsense. Just foods we can feel good about. These biscuits are a great way to feed herbs to your dog. To learn more about the healing power of herbs for dogs, check out their website. Use discount code "DRACULA15" to save on your order.
While I believe these herbs are beneficial to all dogs of all different lifestyles, you do not have to use these herbs in this recipe. Simply replace the herbs with additional whole wheat flour.