Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies!

With new dog food recalls yesterday, it seems prudent to write about something to make for our furry friends. Here are some cookies most pooches love, and they're easy to make. 

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Cookies 

Ingredients: 

2.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened)
0.5 teaspoon salt
0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  • Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. 
  • Add water as needed to help make the dough workable. The dough should be dry and stiff. 
  • Roll dough into a 0.5 inch thick roll. 
  • Cut into 0.5 inch thick pieces. 
  • Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

About the recipe

Regular white flour is bad for dogs, but whole wheat has fibers and proteins good for dogs. It shouldn't be a major part of their diet though, so if they eat a lot of cookies you might want to cut down on kibbles and food with grains as their main ingredient.

Pumpkins are great for pets. They contain a lot of water and fiber, and helps keep the digestive system working well. Pumpkins are often recommended as a remedy for upset tummies. Most dogs will gladly eat canned pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and cooked fresh pumpkin. (When using the canned version, make sure it's just pumpkin and not pie filling...)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy but is cinnamon ok?

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  2. Mmm that sounds delicious! I don't think I've ever heard anything bad about cinnamon before.

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  3. As far as I know, cinnamon is good for cats, dogs, and people. :-)

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    1. Awesome! I just might have to try these! :)

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  4. We like most things that begin with an "f" and end with a "d" and often have "oo" in the middle :) Cinnamon is fine for dogs, I bake with it often.

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    1. I agree, the letters f oo and d make a good word. :-) In my house, "cookie" is also extremely popular. ;-)

      Thank you for stopping by! =D

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