Cranberry Coconut Biscotti for Dogs Recipe
When buying dried fruit, read the ingredients and avoid purchasing products preserved with sulfites and added sugar.
YIELDS ► 100 crouton-size biscuits
RECOMMENDED FOR ► Quick and easy, Diet-friendly
- 2 cups pastry flour or unbleached flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ¼ cup filtered water
Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
Measure the flour, baking powder, cranberries, and coconut into a mixing bowl. Whisk till combined.
Make a well in the flour and pour in the canola oil. Combine with an electric mixer on medium speed using a paddle attachment. Mix until crumbly.
Add the water all at once and mix till just combined. The mixture should form a soft dough.
Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and shape it into a flat disc. Place the disc on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to a ½-inch thickness.
Bake 18–25 minutes until it is dry and firm to the touch. Remove the dough from the oven and cool it slightly. Cut it into ½-inch strips using either a pizza cutter or a knife. Rotate the pan and cut the strips into ½-inch cubes. Separate the cubes and return the pan to the oven.
Bake the biscuits another 15–20 minutes. Remove the biscotti from the oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.
Most often found in processed foods, sulfites are inorganic salts. They are used to prevent the oxidation or “browning” of light-colored fruits and vegetables such as apples and precut potatoes. Sulfites can cause allergic reactions in some individuals, including hives, facial swelling and tightness, and even difficulty breathing.