One of my favorite things to do is see the smile on children’s faces when they eat one of my cookies. It is priceless and it just touches my heart every time I see it. Honestly, it is probably one of the reasons that I bake. I have other loves though and one of them is a love for dogs.
When baking, especially around the holidays, I like to keep my dog in mind. Our pets are, after all, a part of the family. So, for special occasions and of course on puppy birthdays I like to bake for my pets. Currently it is for Daisy, my 1 year old French Bulldog that I got with the help of Puppy Lending. Shout out to Puppy Lending, they were great to work with. I actually just paid the loan off that I got with them, so what a reason to celebrate with some cookies.
Baking For Puppies
If you are an owner of a pampered pet, you probably spend hundreds of dollars on dog treats in an average year. That is great for the pet food industry but not so good for your pet.
Baking your own treats will give your puppy a much more nutritious snack that they probably will enjoy much more.
Ready to pamper that pooch? Here is my recipe.
Jo’s Puppy Pleasers
That dog of yours will love these and they will be much easier on their system than expensive store bought treats.
There are two go to ingredients when it comes to dog treats. Peanut butter and pumpkin. Peanut butter is obviously a classic dog treat. What dog wouldn’t like a big glob of peanut butter. Pumpkin is one of the most nutritious ingredients that you can give your dog. A healthy filler that provides great nutrients with a healthy amount of fiber
Here is everything that you will need to make these tasty canine treats.
- 2.5 cups flour.
- 2 eggs.
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin.
- 3 TBSP Peanut Butter.
- 1/2 TSP salt.
- 1/2 TSP cinnamon.
These cookies could not be simpler. Here is what you need to do.
- Whisk the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Roll dough into a cylinder, roughly 1.2 inch thick.
- Cut roll into 1/2 inch pieces and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 35 minutes or until hard.
- Remove and cool, then let your pooch enjoy.
There you have it my recipe for a happy dog. My French Bulldog loves them although I probably do not make them often enough.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can give them to your dog or puppy without any guilt. They really are quite healthy, especially when comparred to the junk that is sold to you at the pet stores.
Anyway, enjoy and do post a comment if you made these and enjoyed them