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One of my favorite childhood memories was waking up with my sister to my dad’s homemade cinnamon rolls.  He especially loved to make them for us in the winter months; the hot gooey treat was the best way to kick-start a day of playing in the snow.  When I came across this recipe for cinnamon roll dog cookies I knew I had to make them for my fur kids, and was just a little too excited to wait for snow.

Corinne & Kathleen

Me and my twin sister Kathleen
(That’s right, I had a robo-cat, it was awesome.)

These small cinnamon roll biscuits are made with whole wheat flour and canola oil, which contains heart healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats as well as omega 3 fatty acids. They look as good as they taste; having been rolled into a log and sliced they resemble the real thing – even more so if you drizzle them with cream cheese, thinned with a little water. Drizzling is easy if you put the sugar-free cream cheese “icing” in a zip-lock bag and snip off one corner to squeeze the mixture out.

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

2 cups Whole wheat flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. SaltCinnamon Roll Treats
1/2 cup Water or milk
1/4 cup Canola oil
1 Large egg
2 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 cup Finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream cheese drizzle (optional):
1/4 cup Light cream cheese
1-2 Tbsp. Milk or water
Whisk together into an icing consistency

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.

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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.

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Cinema’s Secret To Successful Baking:  Taste Testing

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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.

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

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“Lord, Please let it grow legs and jump into my mouth!
Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please!”

Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Store extra in a tightly covered container and freeze. If they are frosted, store the container in the fridge.  Or better yet, share with friends!

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No puppies were left hungry following the completion of this recipe. 🙂