Friday, April 11, 2014

Pumpkin and peanut butter dog cookies!

About a year ago we posted a recipe for pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies, and people have been asking for it, so here it is again. Revisiting a favorite: 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...)

~ Maria Sadowski ~

4 comments:

  1. These sound yummy, we do love peanut butter and pumpkin but have not had them together.

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    1. Everything is better with peanut butter, right? Oooh, you'd look cute making these with your little chef's hat and all. =D

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  2. Thanks, Maria! I'm going to share this with my Facebook page. They'll love this!

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