Didn’t you ever hear that cream cheese is the way to a dog’s heart? This recipe is guaranteed to make your dog’s heart race with excitement! I didn’t realize how much dogs loved cheese until I made the cheesy fries recipe. I’ve shared these cream cheese dog biscuits with many doggos already and it’s proven that any variation of cheese is drool-worthy! Luna eats these sandwich biscuits like an Oreo but without the aid of hands to do the twist action. First, she licks the cream cheese in the middle and then eats the crunchy apple cinnamon biscuit for last.
Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day gift to pass out to all your dog crushes? This recipe makes quite a lot thus making it perfect for sharing. Because cream cheese is quite indulging, it’s best to share rather than your pup eating it all and getting a stomach ache. You could also freeze the biscuits and frost them later when you’re ready.
Comment below and tell me how you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your dog!
Valentine’s Day Cream Cheese Dog Biscuits
- 1 C brown rice flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 C applesauce
- 1/4 C water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- cream cheese
- beetroot powder (optional)
Preparation: 30 min Cooking: 10-15 mins Makes: approx. 16 biscuit sandwiches
- Prepare a baking sheet and heat your oven to 350F / 177C.
- Beat egg in a large bowl. Add the applesauce, coconut oil, cinnamon, and flour. Mix well.
- Add in a little bit of water at a time and mix. Repeat adding + mixing until you get a workable dough that isn’t too sticky. Also, add more flour as needed.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thick. Cut out the desired shape either with cookie cutters or with a knife.
- Place in the oven for 10-15 mins.
- On to the frosting! Mix together the cream cheese and beetroot powder. Gradually add powder until you achieve the desired color.
- Wait for biscuits to completely cool before slathering on the frosting.
- Apply the frosting with a knife or pipe it on to be extra fancy.
- Refrigerate. Best eaten within 3-5 days.
Did You Know?
Cream cheese is completely safe for your pup but should be given occasionally in small portions (such as these treats!). Luckily, it does have health benefits, such as protein, calcium and essential fatty acids. However, too much can increase your pup’s waistline or a queasy stomach.
Apples are naturally low protein and fat and high in fiber, good for dogs on a low-fat diet. The fiber helps with gastrointestinal health and has a good dose of Vitamin A + C. Don’t forget to keep out the seeds and core!
Tips & Tricks
* Quantity depends on the size of the cookie cutters and how thick you roll out the dough.
* It’s fine if you don’t have cookie cutters, cut out good old squares or rectangles with a knife to make the biscuit sandwiches!
* Adding more beetroot powder will deepen the intensity of the pink coloring.