In honor of Callie’s second birthday, I decided to bake her some special doggie treats. I originally planned on making a recipe that involved bacon, so while stopping at the store before taking Travis back to school, I picked up a few items too. He was shocked to see that I was buying bacon. Not that I have anything against bacon. I love bacon – that’s why I rarely buy it! I explained it was for Cal Cal and Travis said with disgust, “so you’ll buy bacon for the dog but not for us?” Too funny! It is her birthday after all.
However, I settled on a recipe with pumpkin in it because Callie loves fruit and veggies. Jordan and I stopped at the cooking store, Sur La Table, the other day to buy a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. I love that store- if you’ve never been, you need to go – it is amazing. I made a big $0.82 purchase and got to try a delicious cappuccino at the same time. I admitted that I was baking for my dog and the gal behind the counter told me about this pumpkin dog treat recipe.
I got the recipe off allrecipes.com and I modified it just a bit. The dogs seemed to really enjoy the treats and Jordan and I thought they weren’t too bad. Yep, we tried them 🙂
^^^The birthday girl waiting oh so patiently for her home-baked treat.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 1/2 cups flour, I used all purpose but the recipe recommended whole wheat
3 T peanut butter, I used chunky
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350*.
Put all ingredients together in bowl and mix well. I used my KitchenAid mixer. If you need a bit more moisture add water to the mixture one tablespoon at a time. The dough should be pretty dry, so don’t add too much water. I didn’t need to add any water. Once mixed, turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/4 to 1/2″ thickness. Cut out to desired shape. Put onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for a total of 40 to 50 minutes. I turned the cookies halfway through the cooking time. Keep in an airtight container.