Puppy Cinnamon Bun Bites Treats

I love my pups, and even though I will deny ever admitting this, they are a wee bit spoilt.  For example when Bob is told to sit for a treat he jumps up onto ‘his’ chair, and he sits.  On the chair.

Bob on his chair with a nice wee cinnamon bun, he just needs a cup of tea and life would be perfect.

Bob on his chair with a nice wee cinnamon bun, he just needs a cup of tea and life would be perfect.

And I like making them treats, because after all they have a hard life and never get anything they want.

I made these today, but did’t ice them.  I would have but I had no cream cheese.  They didn’t complain about the lack of icing, but weren’t so happy about having to wait for them to cool.

Echo narrowly missing my fingers as she wolfed her treat down.

Echo narrowly missing my fingers as she wolfed her treat down.

Puppy Cinnamon Bun Bites

Puppy Cinnamon Bun Bites

Puppy Cinnamon Bun Bites Treats

  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water or milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) honey
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream cheese drizzle (optional):

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) light cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp. (15-30 mL) milk or water

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together water, oil and egg. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until you have a soft dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14-inch. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts, if using. Starting from a long edge, roll up jelly-role style and pinch the edge to seal. Using a sharp serrated knife or (even better) dental floss, slice half an inch thick and place slices cut side down on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

Bake for about 15 minutes, until springy to the touch. Wait until they have cooled completely before you spread them with cream cheese.

Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Store extra in a tightly covered container of freeze. If they are frosted, store the container in the fridge.

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