Make Your Own Gourmet Cookies Your Dog Will Love!

In Partnership with Kensington Books

The Pawsitively Organic Mystery series chronicles the new life of Stan Connor, a corporate media maven turned gourmet pet food chef and amateur sleuth. Stan left city life behind in favour of a small-town full of new friends, a new love, and a whole lot of dead bodies.

In Murder, She MeowedStan is planning her wedding to pub owner Jake McGee—a process complicated by her mother and sister, who insist on trying to make the event what they think a wedding should be, despite what Stan wants. When Stan's bachelorette party goes terribly awry, she has to figure out who killed her farm-delivery-guy-turned-stripper before the whole wedding is completely upended.

These coconut-carob cookie treats are perfect for a casual wedding with lots of doggie guests. Who doesn't love cookies? Well, if you're a dog, anyway…



1 cup oat flour

½ cup old-fashioned oats

½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

¼ cup carob chips



Combine all ingredients except for carob chips.

Using a cookie scoop, drop batter onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 350°F.

While cookies are baking, slowly melt carob chips. This can be done in the microwave, heating carob in 10- to 20- second intervals, or on the stovetop, using a double boiler on a low heat. Carob can be thinned out with a drop or two of vegetable oil to help bring to desired consistency.

Once cookies are done and have cooled, drizzle melted carob over the top. This can simply be

done with a spoon and a light hand—no pastry bag necessary.

Allow a few minutes for carob to harden and then feed to drooling doggies!

Note: Cookies can be dehydrated prior to topping with carob for a longer lasting shelf life.

Makes approximately 18 cookies.


For more gourmet pet food recipes, pick up Murder, She Meowed, the new installment in the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries!



Liz Mugavero is a corporate communications consultant and animal lover from the Boston area, whose canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. The first book in her Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, Kneading to Die, was an Agatha Award nominee. Her short stories have been published in the UK and Australia, and her essays have appeared in national publications Skirt! and Sassee Magazine. Visit Liz online at


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