These Adorable Doggy Oreos Look Just Like the Real Ones (Recipe)

I’m so in love with how these treats turned out! From the decadently dark cookies to the perfect white center, they’re adorable Oreo replicas.

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If your pup is anything like mine, they’ll eat these Doggy Oreos in one bite. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful

Earlier this year, I bought an 18-ounce bag of carob powder.

I bought it just for making dog treats, and I have definitely put it to good use. From biscuits to icing, Banjo’s been spoiled with carob goodies.

But even after all those recipes, I still have more than half of that bag remaining.

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So I started searching for some fun new recipes that call for carob. And I found this one. Doggy Oreos!

These Doggy Oreos are so stinkin’ cute, I just had to make some for Banjo. And I’m happy I did.

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Chocolate is toxic to dogs, but carob powder is a dog-safe, natural alternative.

Doggy Oreos Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup almond butter (natural, with no added sugar or salt)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup carob powder
  • Filling: 8 ounces softened cream cheese and/or almond butter
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Use a circular cookie cutter to roll the dough to about ¼-inch thick.

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Mash the banana with a fork in a medium-size bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the filling) and mix well.
  4. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thick and cut with a circular cookie cutter.
  5. Bake 8–10 minutes on a nonstick baking sheet.
  6. After the cookies have cooled completely, spread 1–2 teaspoons of filling on half of the cookies. Then sandwich them with the other half.
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This Doggy Oreo recipe makes about 1 dozen cookies. Keep leftovers in the fridge.

I’m so in love with how these treats turned out!

From the decadently dark cookies to the perfect white center, they’re adorable Oreo replicas. On top of that, they are delicious (according to Banjo).

I gave Banjo one outside, thinking she might make a bit of a mess. But she proved me wrong when she ate it in a single bite.

Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT, who reviewed this recipe for Petful, cautions that you may want to strongly consider using almond butter rather than cream cheese for the filling.

The reason? “Most dogs are lactose intolerant, and this may cause some GI upset,” Dr. Morgan says.

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She suggests that “it might be better to make your own cream cheese using vinegar, which will pre-digest the lactose. This adds another big step to the recipe, though.”

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Adapted from: Just Eat Life.

vet-cross60pThis pet treat recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM, CVA, CVCP, CVFT, and is safe for dogs in moderation, but is not a substitute for a complete balanced diet. This recipe was last reviewed and updated Feb. 24, 2019. Dr. Morgan comments: “I always recommend using almond butter instead of peanut butter. Peanut butter has a higher risk of containing xylitol, and peanuts may be affected by molds and aflatoxins.” Dr. Morgan operates 2 award-winning veterinary hospitals in New Jersey that offer an integrative approach to pet care. With a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, she has written several books on holistic pet care — including Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs, a holistic cookbook for pets.

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