Friday, October 19, 2012

Going to the Dogs - Crunchy Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Cookies!

It's always dog treat season at my house (can't resist those puppy dog eyes, lol) and right now it's pumpkin season, too...and digestion-soothing pumpkin makes a great dog treat ingredient. These easy-to-make cookies will be a treat for your pup's tummy in more ways than one!

Hey guys, I think I've got her now!

CRUNCHY PUMPKIN-PEANUT BUTTER DOG COOKIES

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (plain, no spices)
1 cup hot water

Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Add peanut butter, pumpkin and water and mix together until it forms a doughy ball.

A doughy ball

Turn out dough on well-floured surface and knead about 10 times, adding extra flour if necessary. Roll out about 1/4 inch thick and cut with your choice of cookie cutter. (Or roll the dough into 1-inch balls, and flatten with a fork.)

Place with sides touching on lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cool as much the dogs will let you! For a super crunchy cookie, cool the cookies in the turned-off oven, with the door slightly open.

MOM! They're cool enough!

I used a 1-3/4 shot glass as a cutter and got 90 (7-1/2 dozen) cookies. Recipe yield will depend on size of the cutter and thickness of dough. Recipe can easily be halved or doubled.

Big bag o' cookies!

Store in an airtight container. Cookies will keep for about 2 weeks, but probably won't be around that long!

At last...COOKIES!!

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