Dog gone it!
My life has gone to the dogs as of late.
It all started with a good intention of buying my dogs “organic” treats.
I’m very picky of what I feed my dogs…
No table scraps…
Veggies for snacks…they love fresh green beans, red peppers, carrots and cabbage!
I got reeled in by good marketing and packaging. What a disaster!
Their reaction to the new snacks didn’t go over well. It started as a small ripple and turned into a full blown tidal wave. I’m not going into the ugly details here. Just trust me – it was ugly. We finally rented a carpet cleaner on Sunday – a half hour after we returned it to the store – bam!
Needless to say, I threw everything out and resolved to make treats for them myself. It ended up being easier than I thought. My kitchen smelled wonderful…in fact, my Hubby came home and took a bite out of one just because they smelled so good. Other than not being sweet and a bit hard – he said they tasted great!
Basic flavor comes from peanut butter, pumpkin and cinnamon…
Add more wholesomeness with whole wheat flour, eggs and a pinch of salt.
Mix in your mixer adding a big of water (a tablespoon at a time) until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
Dough will be dry and sticky.
Doggies like dry and sticky – or is it stinky?
Roll the dough out on a well-floured board to 1/2″ thick.
Cut with a cookie cutter.
Place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degree until hard and crunchy.
What are you waiting for?
- 2½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a stand mixer, mix together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon
- Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.
- Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick roll. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
- Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.