Pumpkin Dog Treats

Photo:  Princess Pinky Girl
Photo: Princess Pinky Girl
Now that fall is here, I wanted to share this easy treat recipe from Princess Pinky Girl.

½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup applesauce
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda

Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using a stand or hand mixer, beat together the pumpkin puree, applesauce, peanut butter, and egg.
Mix in the whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat until just combined and then roll out dough on a floured surface. Knead the dough together if it hasn’t come together all the way.
Cut the cookies using a bone-shaped cookie cutter and evenly spread them out on the prepared sheet pan.
Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes, until they reach your desired level of hardness.
Let the treats cool completely before serving to your favorite four legged person.

To Store: Place these in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To Freeze: dog treats can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for a few months.

Make sure you give your dog only pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, which has added sugars and spices. As with any treat, give your dog these snacks in moderation.
Make sure your peanut butter does not have any xylitol, a sweetener found in some brands, because it is toxic to dogs.
If you want crunchier cookies, you can bake them longer.

Best part of autumn is all the good treats!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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