Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats
Raise your hand if you love your dog------- Both of your arms should be in the air right this second. I absolutely love my puppy, Reese. I say "puppy" because that is what we mostly call him.. however he just turned 6. He is definitely not a puppy anymore :( I wanted to make Reese a batch of homemade dog treats that didn't have all of the yucky ingredients that most store bought brands have. These pumpkin & peanut butter treats are AWESOME. Not only does this recipe make A TON.. your dog is going to LOVE them. Reese seriously freaks out anytime I go near the treat box. If I even just say the word "treat" you better believe he is turning circles in front of me. I love this puppy SO much.. if you don't have a goldendoodle... GET ONE. I probably will never own another kind of dog. Please make your pup these awesome treats. The key to this recipe is to turn the oven off after the treats are done baking to let them cool in the oven. This process dehydrates the treats and makes them crunchy so that they last longer. I am storing my dog treats in a airtight container :)
Let me know how your pup likes them!!!
ps: these make AWESOME gifts
2.5 cups of whole wheat flour (1-2 TBS more if the dough is sticky)
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
2 TBS of peanut butter
1/2 Tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 Tsp of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon and salt in a mixer until a dough ball forms. If the dough is too sticky add in a TBS more of flour (I added a tad more pumpkin and peanut butter and I think that is why mine was super sticky)
Tear off two large sheets of parchment paper
Place the ball of dough in between the two sheets
Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick
Use whatever kind of cookie cutter you want!
Place the pieces of cut out dough on a parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake the treats for 30-35 minutes (check at the 25 and 30 minute mark to make sure they aren't burnt)
When the treats are finished baking turn off the oven and let the treats cool for the next few hours in the oven.
Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.
Will make upwards of 2 dozen treats or more!