So we have a new dog in our lives and I’m doing my damnedest to make sure he’s as healthy as can be which means making my own dog cookies. I do this because frankly I’m sick of the dog good recalls and all the dogs getting sick from these ingredients and cookies from China. The ONLY way to ensure your dog isn’t a victim of this is to make your own!!! So I do 🙂 I don’t have time either, I make time! Really it only takes 20 mins prep (less if you’re not using a bone cutter and don’t care about the pretty shapes! Just use a pizza cutter to cut the dough instead). This is a variation on my existing recipe… I’m just getting fancy with ingredients and cookie cutters 🙂
Pumpkin & Peanut Dog Cookies
1 cup Wholewheat flour
3/4 cup Rice Flour
1/4 cup peanut flour
1/4 cup oats
2 TBSP Ground Flaxmeal
1 Tspn garlic powder
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup canned 100% pumpkin
water to make into dough (I used about 1/2 cup)
The method is simple.
Mix everything into a bowl. Kneed into a dough. Roll. Cut. Place in preheated oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes. Let cool before feeding to chow hounds!
TIP – If you are using peanut flour make sure to sieve it first! It gets kinda lumpy 🙂
These will keep about 10 days on the counter. Longer in the fridge/freezer. Usually I make a double batch and it’s enough to fill this large container. Ours get one of these cookies after meals. Both our dogs love them, but Pixel LOVES these a little too much 😉 He goes a little twirly happy for these!
Any flour would work. I’m using part wheat part rice as dalmatians have pretty sensitive skins and wheat was a trigger for River.
Peanut butter could be used instead of peanut flour.
You could use your own homemade pumpkin pulp!
Flax and garlic are optional.
I pretty much make a batch of cookies a week right now and as I am using up the pumpkin on the next batch I omitted the oats so I could use my new cookie cutters 🙂 Can I just say that these are AWESOME! As soon as I made these I went and ordered some winnie the pooh and tigger ones 🙂
Mickey for Pixel, Minnie for Sky! I saved a little of the egg and brushed to tops so they weren’t too floury post baking. I’ve also been cutting mine pretty thick as it seems that’s how Pixel prefers them… These aren’t too big either which is good! As you can see in the pic below they fit into the palm of your hand easily 🙂
All stacked up and in their cookie jar! Airtight jar to keep the spotty monsters and other things out!
Try them! Play with the recipe! I may even post some human food recipes soon 😉