Yesterday was my sister’s annual cookie party; all of the girls in the family get together before Christmas to overload on sugar and caffeine and unwind a bit together. My sister has two dogs, so last year I made them their own cookies for the cookie party. This year, my cousin has a dog, too, so I brought cookies for all the pups. This is a tested and true recipe – all the puppies love them!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup carob chips, for dipping
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Stir the flour and baking powder together in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl, stir the peanut butter and hot water together until smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until a dough comes together (add more water or flour if too dry or wet).
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with the bottom of a pastry tip (the round part) or cookie cutters, and transfer the cut dough to the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 5-8 minutes for the small pastry tip cookies, or about 12-15 minutes for the larger cookies (until lightly browned on the edges). Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Once the cookies are cool, melt the carob chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals (or using a double boiler). Dip the cookies into the carob chips, coating half of the cookie, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Allow to set for 20 minutes to an hour, until set.
Store in an airtight container.