Our dog, Darwin, just turned two. To celebrate, I baked him some dog treats, which has become a tradition. (And I just now realize this means I completely forgot about this blog’s third anniversary – oh, well.) This year’s recipe is actually from a food blog I like, Dessert First. The treats have four ingredients and are simple as can be. They’re also edible by humans (really, they’re not that bad), and were a big hit with Darwin.
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
2 large eggs
2/3 cup puréed pumpkin, either canned or fresh
3 Tbsp peanut butter (or more)
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer bowl. Mix on medium speed until the dough comes together.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼" inch thick. Add a little water if the dough is very stiff, or a little flour if it is too soft and sticky. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cookies are dry to the touch. You can bake them longer if you want them to be completely dry and hard, but I prefer them to be slightly soft and chewy.
Let cool on wire rack before serving to doggies.