Homemade Dog Treats

October 19, 2012

Last weekend, I decided to make some holiday treats for Guido, Stella and friends.  The dogs love them, and the ingredients make so many that, in the end, they end up being WAY cheaper than buying treats at the store.  I even tried one this time because I was curious as to what they tasted like, but they really just tasted like a cracker.  I got the recipe off of pinterest, and it came from a blog called www.designcrushblog.com.   


Ingredients
21/2 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup of Pumpkin Puree
3 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter 

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
2. Place all the ingredients in a stand mixer {using the paddle mixer}.  Mix on low for about one minute, or until all the dough starts to come together.  It won't be one big ball yet, but a bunch of smaller ones.

3. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Work it together into a large ball, then roll it out to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
4. You can use cookie cutters for different shapes, or a knife to cut strips.  {I used a large and small bone shaped cookie cutter, and a few different Halloween cutters for the treats I am giving as gifts.}

5. Place the treats on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.  {I actually put mine on parchment paper, so I skipped the cooking spray.}  They don't expand, so 1/2 inch between is enough.  
6. Bake 30 minutes and let cool completely.  Make sure you keep an eye on them as they are baking.  Mine cooked in about 20 minutes, so based on your own oven, watch them so they don't burn. 

The recipe makes 75+ treats depending on the size of the cutters that you are using.  Before you give to your pups, make sure you are aware of all allergies or stomach issues they might have.  Making your own dog treats is a personal experience based on your own dog, so make sure you know what they like and what they can have.  I hope your pups like them as much as mine did!

10 comments:

  1. This sounds great and it's a good season to get pumpkin. Thanks for passing this on!

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  2. I found you through the Liz Marie Blog today and am so glad I found you! I've been looking for a healthy homemade dog treat. Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. Will definitely be making these!!

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  4. Never tried making these with pumpkin - will definitely have to change up my current recipe and give this a try! Thanks for posting!

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  5. I am your newest follower. Have a great day!

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  6. These are great!!Newest fan from the liz marie blog :)

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  7. My dog loved these. You are awesome and I hope I win your jewelry holder!!!

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  8. Just found your blog via lizmarieblog.com. Love your photography! You have a great eye. Also, can't wait to make these doggy treats for 'my' Stella. Know she's going to adore them.

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  9. There isn't that many ingredients at all, alot easier than I would thought.

    Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  10. Could you use corn flour? Dog allergic to wheat

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