In Death by Association, A DIY Diva Mystery, Bessie always had one of these dog-bone treats waiting for Bear every morning when Laurel took him for a walk. Now that Bessie’s
retired from her job as a security guard at Hawkeye Haven, she still
makes Bear a care package of treats every once in a while.
Notes: You’ll need a cookie cutter in the shape of a dog-bone
for these treats. Bessie uses a 3 1/4-inch cookie cutter, but you can
use another size, if you prefer. Since these treats contain a lot of
fiber, monitor the number of treats your dog consumes!
Two 6 oz. jars sweet potatoes (baby food)
1 T olive oil
½ t cinnamon
¼ C milled flax seed
2 C oat flour
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the sweet
potatoes and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon over
the mixture and stir in. Add flax seed and stir. Add oat flour, ½
cup at a time, and mix well. Chill the dough for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness
between two pieces of parchment paper. Cut out dog-bone shapes with
your cookie cutter and place them on the on the parchment-paper-lined
cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes or until the
treats are done. Cool on parchment paper or a wire rack. Store the
treats in the freezer. This recipe makes about thirty-two 3 ¼-inch