Apple Sprout Cutout cookies

Easy horse treats to make in a food dehydrator

Apple sprout cutout cookies are a healthy treat you can feel good about feeding to your horse.

These cutout horse cookies are just so darn cute and easy to make. The best part is they don’t have any added sugar. They also use sprouted wheat flour* so their basically a health food disguised as a cookie.  

Healthy cutout cookie horse treats

By using sprouted wheat flour* instead of refined white flour you get the added benefits of added enzymes that are released during sprouting and better absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Using healthy oil to make cutout cookie for horse treats

I chose to use Udo’s oil in these apple sprout cutout cookies mainly for the balanced omega fatty acids. An additional perk of using the oil is that it made them roll out well and turnout crisp when they were done dehydrating. Udo’s oil is super beneficial for people too. I usually drizzle it on salads as its a healthy oil that is very mild and veggie friendly (many of the same benefits as fish oil without the fishy taste). If you’re looking to try some for your self grab it here. 


Once you’ve rolled them out on a floured surface cutout with cookie cutters. I couldn’t find my heart cookies cutter so I had to freehand these. We can call them rustic. 😉

DIY cutout cookies horse treats

Apple Sprout Cutout Cookies

1 cup sprouted wheat flour*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar-free applesauce
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon Udo’s oil*
1 tablespoon extra flour for rolling them out

In a bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, applesauce, and honey. Then add oil (adding the oil at the end instead of with the wet ingredients like most cookie recipes makes them easier to roll out without them being sticky. Shape the dough into a ball and roll out thin on a floured surface. Cutout with cookie cutters and place them on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate at 155 degrees for five hours. *Note drying times may vary based on the type of dehydrator you use and how thick your cookies are. You can feed them right away or the extras can be stored in an airtight container. If they come out a bit soft you can store them in the fridge to be sure they won’t mold since they don’t have preservatives.

*Recipe has affiliate links for the products that I love and trust to feed to my horses

This recipe makes about one tray in the dehydrator so if you want to make more simply double or triple the recipe. It also works great to make a small batch and mix and match your extra trays with these other recipes.

If you’re what kind of food dehydrator I have found that works the best you can check out more details here.



Easy homemade horse treats that are healthy, natural, and no sugar added. These roll-out cutout cookies are super easy to make and turn out really cute.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Linda

    So do your horses check out your pockets looking for these Apple treats….I’m sure they love them! They sound so good.

    1. InsightfulBR

      The horses definitely perk up when they smell fresh homemade treats. Makes it worth the extra work when you see how much they appreciate them.

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