Sunday, February 12, 2012

Canine Cookie fun!

So I've joined Pinterest and honestly at first didn't really understand the concept or what the big deal was with it. Now I'm hooked as it seems to be a fun way to find different things and ideas for around the house, fashion and the best part for recipes! I LOVE to cook and have really had some fun finding various different yummy looking recipes and things to try. One of the pins that my friend found was for Pumpkin doggie cookies! They looked easy and fun so I thought I'd give them a go.

the dough is VERY easy to make. I will post the recipe as well as the link to the very cute blog where I found this

roll out the dough, cut your biscuits and bake at 350

Dewey is anxiously awaiting...

Yes please, we would love to lick the spatula!

Mango waits her turn

and the finished product! Murphy gives two paws up!

I made two batches as one didn't seem to make very many. I'm going to try another version I found online that has peanut butter as well as pumpkin. With three dogs, treats can definitely add up in the $$$ department. This is a fun and inexpensive way to treat your doggies!

Here's the recipe and the blog:

Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.
Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, ask first – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.
* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.
Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits
Please note: This is not professional medical advice. These biscuits are a healthy everyday treat, and useful for a dog with a sensitive stomach, or minor digestion issues. If your dog is showing any signs of serious distress, remove all food and contact your veterinarian immediately.

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