Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats

Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats

I don’t know who gets more excited when I bake dog treats, my dogs or my son.  I have to admit that I’m not always the neatest baker, so the dogs jostle for position, hoping that some tasty ingredient will wind up on the floor.  My son, for some reason, really enjoys taste testing the dog cookies.  Since there’s no added sugar in the dog cookies (and they’re made with human grade ingredients), I’m happy that he can enjoy them too. I’ve seen several versions of this recipe and was eager to try it.  I love a recipe that is simple and turns out well.  This is definitely one of those.  I played with the proportions a little bit and added some wheat germ to make it healthier. The overriding flavor in these cookies (for those of you who are not going to taste them yourself) is peanut butter.  My human taste tester liked them so much he brought them to school to share with his friends.  Picture a bunch of middle school boys telling everyone they’re eating “dog” cookies .

These cookies were so easy to make.  I hope that you’ll get a chance to try this recipe for the dog treat lovers (both canine and otherwise)  in your life.

Ingredients:

  • 2  1/2 C unbleached flour
  • 1/2  C creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 2 T wheat germ

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the peanut butter, pumpkin, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Add the flour and wheat germ and stir until fully blended. Roll the dough to ¼” on a floured board.  Use 3” cookie cutters to cut the cookie shapes. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 25 – 30  minutes.

Makes 36 cookies that will keep for a week in an airtight container.

If, like me, you’re wondering what to do with that extra cup of canned pumpkin, I made a slightly altered version of these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Category : Good Eats

Jill Scully

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Jill is mom to three retrievers. Krypto (a black lab mix) is very laid back & only gets excited when it’s time to eat. Ripley (a pure bred golden retriever) is the typical happy, always “ready to play” golden. Boomer (a golden retriever/English setter) is the baby of the group. He loves to go for rides in the car and follows Jill from room to room around the house.

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