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DIY Eat – Sage Cookies

Make your dog smile with these drool-worthy yet healthy treats

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These sage cookies fit the bill for tender-tummied pups. Sage, thyme, chamomile or fennel all settle the stomach and bowel, and are especially recommended for dogs with food sensitivities. Substitute the sage for thyme, chamomile or fennel if that's what you have on hand.


2 ⅛ cups wholegrain spelt flour
¾ cup buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon dried sage
½ cup milk
½ cup water
¼ cup grated cheese, either Gouda or Emmenthal



Grate the cheese and mix together with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor. Process the mixture into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and leave for 30 minutes, then roll out to a thickness of approximately 1⁄8”and cut into long strips roughly 3/4”wide x 4”long. Use a fork to prick holes in the cookies and lay them on a baking tray that has been covered with greaseproof paper. Bake for 30 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 350°F/180°C. Allow the cookies to harden for an hour in the oven with the door slightly ajar. Refrigerate once cool.

Reprinted with permission from Dog Cookies: Healthy Allergen-free Treat Recipes for Your Dog by Martina Schops (2011, Hubble & Hattie)

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