This is Charlie. We recently celebrated his 4th birthday!!
He drives us completely crazy sometimes, but we love him anyways. He helps make our family complete!
So I decided I wanted to do something special for him this year….I made him homemade dog treats!!
This was my first time making these, so I was surprised at how easy they were. Plus, I needed so few ingredients!
In fact, the ingredients are the best part. I know exactly what is in these treats, and what I am giving to Charlie. Plus, they were all things I already had.
Once you mix the dough together, you just need to roll it out and cut out the treats. I found a really cute “cookie-cutter” here. This helps make them feel more “authentic”.
When baking them, I prefer to use a silicone baking mat. This will help them bake more evenly, and it is non-stick!
They bake to perfection! They really look like a store-bought treat!!
However, the real test came when I gave them to Charlie to try out…
Let me just tell you, they were definitely a success!! He liked them so much, he starts begging every time he hears a ziplock bag opening!!
I kept trying to chase him around to take a picture, but he kept running off to enjoy them in peace. This is the best I could do…
Please work with your local veterinarian if you are concerned about any of the ingredients, or if your dog has allergies.
Home Made Dog Treats
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Using a stand or hand mixer, mix together the first three ingredients until well combined.
- Slowly begin adding in the flour. Start with 2 cups and mix. Add in an additional 1/4 cup of flour at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky.
- Move dough to a slightly floured surface. Begin by kneading the dough until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Using cookie cutters, cut out treats. Move to cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before serving to furry friend!
To store: I recommend putting them in the fridge in a ziplock bag. They will keep for at least two weeks. They may last longer, but we never have any remaining after about two weeks!
Adapted from Damn Delicious