How to Make Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

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How to Make Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

We’re taking a little detour today and offering up a recipe for our fur friends.  While we have many cookie recipes for us, we didn’t have any posted here for our fur friends. Yes you can make dog treats yourselves right at home. I’m a dog person through and through. I’ve had dogs for as long and as far back as I can remember and I can’t imagine a time I won’t have one. Or two as the case is now.

On Thanksgiving we added another fur baby to the family. Her name is Tilly and she’s a German Shepherd. She’s 12 weeks old. She joins her 5 year old brother a beagle-hound mix that is the laziest lovable dog on the planet until that is, you open the back door. He’s been an only fur baby for the longest time so naturally he wasn’t thrilled at first sniff but he’s come around, as long as she keeps to her own food bowl I suspect they’ll be best buds. Right now I’ll settle for them being in the same room. TillyTilly the Shepherd.

If you follow me on social media you’ve seen those big ears, I mean that sweet face. I’d say I was sorry for the over storying but I’m not at all sorry about it. I know I’m partial but she’s cute. And if the amount of messages I’ve received is any indication she’s almost as popular as my dessert recipes lol.

She’s all ears and legs but have no fear she’ll definitely grow into them. Her Dad was the biggest German Shepherd I’ve seen in my life. He had to have been pushing 100 pounds. Luckily I wanted a very big dog and can’t wait to see her grow.

Dog TreatsSoft Treats vs. Hard Treats.

I grew up with a German Shepherd. They’re incredibly smart, loyal, intelligent, obedient, courageous and oh so curious. She already knows basic commands. Treats help. Homemade dog treats are incredibly easy to make and both of my dogs absolutely loved these. They’re made with just 4 simple all natural ingredients.

If you can make a cut out cookie you can make these. The dough in incredibly forgiving and rolls out easily. You can use any cutter you like, I thought these dog bone cutters were perfect. It’s a medium sized cutter. I was able to make 37 bone shaped treats out of the batch. The amount you’ll get will depend on what size cookie cutter you use.

 

Dog Treats

If you want softer treats bake them for 20 minutes. If your pup prefers crunchier treats go for 30 minutes.  Be sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator once they’re completely cooled.

Dog Treats

Not only did my two dogs love these treats, we gifted a few to two other dogs who adored them as well. I’m going to be packaging these up this month and giving them as gifts to my friends and family with pups.

 

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

I’m going to be experimenting with other dog treats if y’all are interested in seeing more I’ll be happy to share the recipe posts. Let me know!

xo!

 

Check with your veterinarian if you have concerns about what ingredients are best for your pet. 

Slightly adapted from Use Real Butter

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment or silicon baking mats. Set aside.

Into the bowl of your stand mixer add: peanut butter, pumpkin and eggs. Mix to combine.

Slowly add in flour. Mix until dough ball forms.

Transfer to a lightly floured clean working surface. Roll out until dough is approximately 1/4" thick.

Using desired cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Re-roll dough scraps until all dough is used. Place cut out dough onto baking sheet. Using a toothpick prick each end.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes for softer treats or 30 minutes for crunchier treats. Cool completely.

Store them in an airtight container in fridge.

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Recipe Notes

 

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12 Comments

  1. 1

    These look so delicious, I know my Coco will love these!

  2. 2

    How fun are these!! Such a great idea!

  3. 3

    These are so cute and perfect for our fur family!!

  4. 4

    I have two puppies that will love these!!

  5. 5
    Jen /

    My family is full of dog lovers so I know some poochies that are going to happy with these this Christmas!

  6. 6

    She’s adorable! My two fur kids are crazy about pumpkin, so they would love these cookies!

  7. 7

    I make my own healthy dog treats, too! These sound awesome and Tilly is adorable!

  8. 8
    Abeer /

    These treats look so delicious! Using peanut butter is a great idea!

  9. 9

    Adorable pup!! My Bernese, Fergie, would love these!

  10. 10

    AWESOME TREATS!! I changed the pumpkin amount from 1/2 cup to 1 full heaping cup and it did the trick! My dough was PERFECT! I kept the cinnamon (I FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT) I made smaller cookies so I left them in for only 15 minutes. They came out golden brown and smelling YUMMY! My dogs ate them up!

  11. 12

    Thank you for sharing! I try must for my furry friends!!

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