Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Little Bit of Baking...

This week I came across a recipe for pumpkin puppy treats and since I had all the ingredients in my kitchen I decided I'd bake some healthy, all natural 'cookies' for Yoshi and Wafer. I can't believe the price of dog treats, especially the healthier 'natural' varieties, so discovering how easy these were to make was a great bonus and the puppies just love them!



I found the recipe on Facebook. It had been shared from John Hammer's page by a friend. Here it is if you're interested in trying it.

DOG TREATS

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (pure pumpkin...not the sweetened pie filling!)
2 tbsp dry milk
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour*
1 tsp dried parsley (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF
In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Stir in dry milk, salt and parsley. Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with your hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (use brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 - 1/2" thick, depending on your preference and use cookie cutter to cut out bone shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go.

Place cookies on a cookie sheet (no greasing or paper is necessary). If desired, press a fork pattern on biscuits before baking.

The puppies happily sit pretty
to earn a cookie reward!
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and carefully turn them over. Bake an additional 20 minutes on this side. Allow to cook completely before storing in an airtight container or letting your dog sample them.

*Brown rice flour gives the cookies a nice crunch and promotes better digestion, especially for dogs who do not tolerate wheat well.

Makes about 75 small biscuits or 50 medium biscuits. I ended up with about 120 using the little bone cookie cutter I have and these are a perfect size for training treats (broken in half for Wafer). 







7 comments:

  1. I'd sit pretty for one of those treats too! Have you been making cupcakes lately?

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    1. Lol Jean! There's no sugar so you might not like them. I do still make cupcakes now and again, but if they're just for us to eat at home they aren't always too fancy.

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  2. Omgosh- I love your rolling pin!! That is so cool Linda! What type of wood is that?
    So glad you included the recipe as I am sure Chum will love these treats too!!!
    Of course I adore these wonderful photos of these babies- Yoshi really loves her buddy Wafer- they are so adorable how they snuggle together!
    thanks so much for sharing Linda! xo

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    1. Thanks Jackie. The rolling pin is my husband's beautiful art! It's made with a variety of different woods. I just love that even when I'm not using it makes me smile every time I open the drawer and see it as I reach for something else.

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  3. Such cute a dog and puppy - love them and that you made your own dog biscuits. I need to find a recipe for my dog that doesn't contain any eggs as mine is allergic to all chicken and chicken products. As Jackie P has said that rolling pin is beautiful - I have no idea how he created it but it is stunning and perfect Karen x

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  4. Oh I have to try these....and (lol) love that last picture!! :)

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  5. I made similar treats but because Kalee can't eat many they ended up getting moldy! Geezzzz

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