If you're like me, you always have good intentions of baking homemade treats for your dogs, but then life gets in the way. We get busy doing this or that and think it's easier to just grab another box of XYZ treats at the store. Well, what if homemade treats were as quick and easy as opening that box from the store? Enter the best solution possible... Ready to Bake Dog Cookies from Freshpet!
We received two packages of the Ready to Bake Dog Cookies; the Dog Joy Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Recipe and the Dognation Oatmeal & Cranberry Recipe. (side note: Freshpet has six different lines of food and treats) The cookies arrived cleverly packaged in a Freshpet mini cooler with ice packs, along with a Freshpet apron. Bonus... cookies for the pack and a cooler and apron for Mama!
I decided to bake the Dog Joy Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Recipe cookies for Zeus' birthday. I can't get over how incredibly easy they were to make. Simply pre-heat the oven to 350, place the pre-formed cookies 2" apart on a baking sheet, flatten a little with your palm and bake for 10-14 minutes. Seriously, could life get any simpler? You don't even have to "snap" them apart like some of the human ready to bake brands! These cookies seem almost too good to be true. Not only are they easy to make, they're 100% all natural and I feel great about feeding them to my pack! The Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Recipe are made from simple ingredients that I can pronounce... peanut butter, oats, evaporated cane juice, palm oil, eggs, water and baking soda. And to top it all off, they smell absolutely delish!!! If I hadn't known better, I would have thought these were gourmet human cookies!
The Dognation Oatmeal & Cranberry recipe is just as wholesome. Made from oats, evaporated cane juice, palm oil, eggs, cranberries, water, baking soda and carrageenan. Not only are they a tasty treat for our pooches, the antioxidant-rich cranberries help to enhance the immune system, protect from toxins and encourage a healthy heart. The carrageenan is a seaweed extract used for thickening.
The Lapdogs absolutely loved these cookies that look suspiciously like the humans' treats. I'm not sure if they figured that out or not... I don't think they even had time to look at the cookies before gobbling them up. The Freshpet ready to bake cookies most definitely get the 16 Paws Up Lapdog Seal of Approval! In fact, they are already begging for more! Tut wouldn't let the cookie stash out of his sight.
I will certainly be purchasing both varieties of Freshpet ready to bake cookies in the future and I look forward to the company adding more varieties to their always growing line. I'll also be happily using my snazy Freshpet cooler all summer long!