Holiday week means extra time off for most of us – why not fill it with some good ol’ fashioned baking? After you’re done making some pies for the in laws, try your hand at these super simple homemade doggie treats that are guaranteed to make your pup drool. You can even package a handful of treats in festive baggies, tie them with green and red ribbon and hand them out to the dog lovers in your life. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Kiss Me Cookies

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes (or 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup water (+2 more tablespoons if dough is too dry)
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
1 cup peanut butter

Kiss me dog cookies 2

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add water and peanut butter.
  4. Gently combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  5. Knead with your hands until you have a smooth ball of dough. Sometimes I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for faster results.
  6. Take a rolling pin and flatten out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes. If you’re feeling lazy, just leave the dough as is and bake it like one whole cookie. You can always break it up after it’s cooked.
  7. Make sure you’re using a non-stick baking sheet or spray it with oil.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. If you want the dog treats to be softer, take them out 10 minutes earlier.

Kiss me dog cookies 1

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits

banana (mashed)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup oats
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits 1

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add water and peanut butter.
  4. Gently combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  5. Knead with your hands until you have a smooth ball of dough. Sometimes I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for faster results.
  6. Take a rolling pin and flatten out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes. If you’re feeling lazy, just leave the dough as is and bake it like one whole cookie. You can always break it up after it’s cooked.
  7. Make sure you’re using a non-stick baking sheet or spray it with oil.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits 2

 

Pumpkin Puurfection

Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins C and E which help to reduce cataracts and heart problems. The pumpkin is also great for weight loss, since pumpkin acts as a healthy filler.

One 15 ounce can organic pumpkin puree (NOT the spiced pie filling)
3/4 cup dry, uncooked cream of wheat (or rice cereal or rolled oats if your dog is wheat-sensitive)
1/2 cup dry powdered milk

Pumpkin Puurfection dog treats 2

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add water and peanut butter.
  4. Gently combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  5. Knead with your hands until you have a smooth ball of dough. Sometimes I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for faster results.
  6. Take a rolling pin and flatten out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes. If you’re feeling lazy, just leave the dough as is and bake it like one whole cookie. You can always break it up after it’s cooked.
  7. Make sure you’re using a non-stick baking sheet or spray it with oil.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Puurfection dog treats 1

 

After you’re done baking, scroll through some of our services at Pawderosa and keep us in mind for boarding and daycare. We would love to take care of your pup the next time you are away.

Source

http://hubpages.com/animals/Top-10-Homemade-Dog-Treat-Recipes

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