Pumpkin Dog Treats

We cannot forget about our furry friends during the fall, and these pumpkin treats are perfect for them. My dogs loved them! This also concludes our week of pumpkin related recipes. On Monday, Yesenia made a Pumpkin Bundt Cake and on Wednesday I made Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese. However, these are not the last fall related recipes, we will make more! The one thing I did not like about the pumpkin dog treat’s recipe, is there was a lack of pumpkin flavor. Yes, I tried the cookies. They did not taste like pumpkin at all. Since, they did not really taste like pumpkin, I made a peanut butter dog safe frosting to add to the treats. I mean, I would want frosting if I was a dog! Here is where I found the Pumpkin Dog Treat recipe: http://www.ehow.com/how_4841072_pumpkin-dog-treats.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_content=inline&crlt.pid=camp.7d7C6onbOA2p

The Frosting is from the following website: http://www.dogtreaticing.com/peanut-butter-icing-recipe.html

Ingredients:

o    2 1/2 cups whole wheat, or all-purpose flour o    1 teaspoon cinnamon
o    1 cup 100% pure pumpkin, canned o     1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  1. Combine pumpkin, cinnamon and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl if you are mixing by hand. Mix until blended.

Dog Pumpkin Treats

  1. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time into the bowl until stiff dough forms. (A hand mixer is not powerful enough for the amount of flour this recipe calls for. When you notice your mixer slowing down, just knead the flour in by hand. Save your hand mixer!) Mix until stiff dough forms.

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  1. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick.

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  1. Use small cookie cutters to cut the dough into bite sized treats.                Dog Pumpkin Treats
  1. Line dog treats 1/2 inch apart on a non-greased cookie sheet. These treats won’t expand so you don’t have to worry about them being so close together.
  1. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until treats are golden brown. Turn the oven off and leave the treats in the oven for 1-2 hours to allow them to become crunchy. Then remove from the oven and let cool.

**Store treats at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks, or store in the fridge for up to a month.**

Peanut Butter Banana Frosting

I cut the frosting in half because it was too much for the cookies.

Ingredients:

o   ½  cup natural unsweetened smooth peanut butter  o   ½  tablespoon vanilla extract
o    ½  ripe banana o     1 teaspoons of milk

Directions:

Peanut Butter Banana Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl, insert pealed banana and mash well with a fork.
  2. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and milks. Mix well.
  3. If you want to make designs, spoon frosting into a Ziploc bag and frost away! Dog Pumpkin Treats 8

I liked the way the cookies looked with the frosting but you can do with out it. Your pets will love it either way.

Happy Baking!

“Every Pro was once an amateur. Every Expert was once a beginner. So dream Big and start Now!”

Pumpkin Dog Treats baked by:

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