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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A Halloween Treat

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I was reading Michele’s blog A Big Cup of Tea and found this recipe for Peanut Butter Cups and decided to try it!  Oh my ~ there were soooooooo good!  They were easy to make and taste so much fresher than the kind you buy.  Michele’s blog is GREAT with great recipes and some really cute crafts ~ check it out!

I made mine in regular sized muffin pans just in time for Halloween.  Thanks for posting the recipe, Michele!

Here are some Halloween pictures from last night:

Our pumpkin

Our pumpkin

We didn’t decorate too much this year ~ just a little in the front yard.  These pics were taken when it was still light out.

Doggie jail (aka our front porch)

Doggie jail (aka our front porch)

Heading for the candy

Heading for the candy

Happy Cooking!