Why should humans get all the tasty fall desserts? Treat your pup to these homemade dog treats and let ’em revel in the season with you!
You’re going to love this homemade dog treats recipe!
I am a HUGE fan of fall. Pumpkin lattes, caramel apples, hot cider, crunchy leaves, cinnamon candles. The list goes on, right down to cute seasonal bandanas tied around my Mini Aussie, Vader’s, neck. Yes, folks, I even get my pooch in the spirit.
So, why wouldn’t I bake him some sweet fall homemade dog treats to go along with my own?
These homemade dog treats are as simple as they are cute. They’re made up of seven ingredients you very likely already have in your pantry (pumpkin is questionable but very easy to find!) Knowing what’s inside the snacks you give your pup is pretty comforting! There are no confusing, overly-wordy words on a nutrition label that’s way too long to worry about.
They’re also super versatile. You can make them any shape, as big or as small as you want, bake them a bit longer if your dog prefers crunchy treats, and even drizzle them with a warmed up peanut butter “glaze” if you’re feeling fancy.
I kept them on the smaller side for Vader, who has a touch of separation anxiety. My hubby and I like to treat him (some would say ‘bribe’) when we leave the house, and the smaller size is a sweet little promise that we’ll see him soon.
Of course, I’m sure he wouldn’t think twice about eating the whole tray if I set it on the floor for him. He’s a big fan of these!
Things You’ll Need For These Homemade Dog Treats:
Peanut Butter Pup-kin Cookies Homemade Dog Treats
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chicken broth or skim milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup rolled or quick-cooking oats
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, peanut butter, broth/milk, and egg. Mix well.
- Add 2 cups of flour and baking powder and, using a rubber spatula, mix until combined. Stir in oats.
- Continue to add flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough is no longer sticky, kneading on a floured table top if necessary to incorporate flour.
- Turn dough on to a table and use a rolling pin to roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to create shaped cookies or a pizza cutter to create squares or logs. Re-roll scraps until all of the dough has been used.
- Place cookies on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on size,) then use a spatula to flip cookies. Bake for an additional 7-13 minutes, adding more time for crunchier cookies.
- Remove from oven. Cool the cookies completely before treating your dog!
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Rebecca Hubbell says
No need to refrigerate, they have been baked, but you can if you want to!
My dogs like these better than the expensive store bought treats I have been buying. I am assuming they should be refrigerated, but your recipe does not say.