“Samoa” Girl Scout Dog Cookies

dog eating samoa cookie treat

When we were notified about the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest for 2016, they also let us know about a second contest they were hosting. This recipe contest was to come up with dog treats inspired by Girl Scout cookies. The first idea to enter my mind was to figure out a way to make cookies that look like Samoas but with dog-friendly ingredients. 

Well, unfortunately, a little brain fart prevented me from getting my recipe in on time, but I decided I still wanted to try it anyway. Have a look at the recipes below to see how I made these yummy cookies into dog treats. 

Samoa dog cookies base
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1/3 cup cornmeal
  3. 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  4. 1/4 milk
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/2 teaspoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Mix all ingredients except water together in a bowl. As it begins to thicken, knead by hand. Add water if needed.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut shapes. I used a standard sized frosting tip to cut out the center.
  4. Bake for 16-18 minutes, then allow to cool.
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Samoa dog cookies toppings
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  2. 1/2 ripened banana
  3. 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  4. 1/3 cup carob chips
  5. 1 tablespoon milk
Instructions
  1. Spread coconut flakes on a cookie sheet and toast in the oven at 350 degrees for 3-4 min, or until golden brown.
  2. Mash up 1/2 banana with a fork and cook in a pan over low heat with coconut oil until it becomes gooey, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and stir together with toasted coconut in a bowl.
  3. Press coconut mixture on top of cooled cookies.
  4. In a double boiler, melt carob chips and milk, stirring until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl and dip cookie bottoms into mixture, then set on wax paper or silicone mat to harden. Use the rest of the mixture to drizzle over the top of the cookies.
Notes
  1. Note that carob chips contain sugar, so try to use the mixture sparingly.
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This recipe took some trial and error and some dumping of ingredients into the compost bin. I tried to avoid the use of carob chips (because they contain sugar) by experimenting with carob powder for the “chocolate” drizzle, but just couldn’t seem to make it work.

Ellie was eager to eat these treats, and she devoured them as you can tell by the action shot! (Though, admittedly, she is eager to eat just about anything, including raw kale leaves)

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