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Pumpkin Dog Treats

Happy Halloween weekend! Today is our office Halloween party here at Trupanion, and for the festivities, I decided to bake some pumpkin dog treats! Many employees brought human treats so I figured I’d satisfy our furry friends as well.

I found a simple dog treat recipe with pumpkin from Dog Treat Kitchen and decided to embark on my second dog treat baking escapade.

The recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used all-purpose flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (only use pure pumpkin puree, not the pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Additional flour for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add water as needed to combine the ingredients.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness and cut with dog cookie cutters.
  6. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes (if you want a really hard cookie, bake for 5-10 minutes longer).
  8. Leave in the oven to cool overnight. Or, cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Unfortunately, I added all ingredients, including water and mixed which left me with a very sticky concoction. I began kneading and my hands were covered in pumpkin-peanut-butter-goo so I continued to add more flour. I ended up adding about a cup and a half more of flour until it finally got to the point that I could work with it.

Pumpkin cookies!

This was a very easy recipe, except that I used tiny cookie cutters so it took an awful long time to keep stamping out these little treats. I baked for only 15 minutes because the treats were getting brown. They are soft in the middle, more like a real human cookie, but the dogs love them!

Yum!

I encourage you to give this recipe a try and let us know how it turns out!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to Pumpkin Dog Treats

  1. Carol says:

    I’m one of Akville’s moms! I think this would be great for our doggies! I’m going to make some! Thanks for sharing!

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