Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits and Pumpkin Dog Cookies

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I like to make my own dog treats especially in light of all the dog treats that are recalled and those that are killing our pets.  I just don’t trust any of them.  I usually give my dogs vegetables as treats but I like to give them a biscuit now and then.

These treats have no preservatives so if you make them, I would put most in the freezer so they don’t spoil.  I gave almost all of them away to my friends dogs at the dog park.

The peanut butter recipe is from Paula Deen ~ who I swore I would never make another recipe from but I justified it by telling myself it’s just dog biscuits.  The pumpkin recipe I found on Cesar Milan’s website.  Both were given 2 paws up by my mutts!

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Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

3/4 cup milk ~ I used 2%
1 egg
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour ~ I used white wheat but you can use regular flour
1 tbsp baking powder

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and peanut butter. Add in the flour and baking powder to make a very stiff dough. You may have to use your hands to mix in the last bit of flour.

On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.

Bake at 325º on a parchment-lined baking sheet for approx. 20 minutes or until hard.

Cool completely before giving any to your dog. Store extras in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Serving size varies according to the shapes you cut them in but expect to get at least 2 dozen.

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Pumpkin Dog Cookies

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
4 tbsps molasses
4 tbsps water
2 tbsps vegetable oil
2 cup whole wheat flour ~ I used white wheat but you can use regular flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon, optional ~ I used 1/2 tsp

Preheat oven to 350º

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil. and water.

Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and mix. The dough will be semi-stiff.

Scoop out dough ~ I used a small scoop, abt a tbsp ~ and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten with a fork.

Bake about 25 minutes or until hard. Cool completely before giving any to your dog. Store any extras in your freezer.

Makes at least 2 dozen dog cookies.

Happy Cooking!

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Happy Halloween! Treats for the Canine Crowd!

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Happy Halloween!  I love Halloween.  Our front yard is all decorated and I will be carving our pumpkins this afternoon.  It’s cold here so I don’t think we will be sitting outside like we usually do.  Zippy has his costume all ready ~

Since he is forever getting himself in trouble, we thought this costume was appropriate, LOL! Zoey is going to be a mermaid and I am waiting for DD to send me a picture!

Besides candy for the trick or treaters, I wanted to bring treats for the dogs at the dog park this morning so I made a batch of dog biscuits.  Zippy and Zoey love them and my old dogs used to love them, too.  I have enough left over to give some to the dogs on our street as well.

Zippy is a little blurry in this picture because the biscuits were calling him.

Dog Biscuits

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 beef bouillon cubes, dissolved in
3/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.

Knead dough for about 1 minute.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with dog bone cutter (or any shape cutter) and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Cool completely before feeding to pet or storing.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Happy Halloween and Happy Cooking!