The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book Presents: Snickerpoodles!

November 24th, 2009 11:22 am by Kelly Garbato

The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book by Michelle Rivera (2009)

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the Book Publishing Company was kind enough to send me a copy of Michelle Rivera’s The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book: Cruelty-Free Recipes for Canines for review. Over the weekend, I tried out two recipes, including this sweet treat called Snickerpoodles. (A canine play on Snickerdoodles, which I’ve [ducking] never tried!)

I hope your dog-kids enjoy these as much as mine do!


(Reprinted with permission.)

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1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup molasses
1 overripe banana, mashed
3 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil two baking sheets.

2. Place the oil, molasses and banana in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.Add the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda and knead into a well-blended dough.

3. Combine the cinnamon and cornmeal into a small bowl. Scoop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls and shape into balls. Roll the balls in the cornmeal mixture, coating them well all over. Place the balls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and press them down with a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

4. Stored in sealed containers or zipper-lock bags, Snickerpoodles will keep for 7 days in the refrigerator or 12 months in the freezer.


Instead of cornmeal, I coated the Snickerpoodles with a ground flax/nut/seed combo from Matilda’s Kitchen Flax & Company. Also, I subbed in whole wheat flour in place of the white flour.

The dogs love this recipe (naturally!), and I even sneaked a little nibble when the cookies were warm (they’re good, if a little bland for human tastes).

Five paws up! (One for each begging dog-kid.)

Speaking of whom, methinks it’s time to break out some more dog photos!

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Kaylee doesn’t run; she barrels.

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Peedee, always plotting.

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Rennie is about two seconds away from dropping that gnarly ball on my person. Blecht.

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Ralphie readies himself for flight while Rennie breaks for some shade.

As usual, Jayne was nowhere to be seen. Probably she spent the afternoon on the other side of the house, sitting outside Ozzy’s window. Waiting. Stalking. Drooling. Oh, Jayne, what will we do with you?

* Please check out the Dog Food Disclaimer page if you have any questions or concerns, or before trying any dog food recipes on this site!



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2 Responses to “The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book Presents: Snickerpoodles!”

  1. Sara Says:

    Oh man, these look delicious for Mocha!!! And your pooches are just too cute!

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