Homemade Doggie Treats!

I grew up loving food but hating the process of making it. I remember my dad telling me I had to make a meal once a week for the family when I was in high school. I rebelled against that, I acted like he was asking the world of me. I’d say the first time I made food because I wanted to was when I was 19. I am not sure what urged me to want to bake, I think it might have been the cupcake craze. All of a sudden all these cupcakery’s started sprouting up. 3.50 for a cupcake? I think I can make my own.

First I used cake mixes, then I started evolving and getting better at it and started using recipe’s I’d find all over the internet. Jelly filled ones were my favorite. I’d bring them in to my work mostly because what else would I do with all these cakes, pies, cupcakes of baked goods? Then I moved into a dorm that had no oven and it all kind of halted. I lost interest for awhile, still I would bake but much more infrequently. Since getting settled in my apartment that love of cooking and baking has crept back up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I decided to bake treats for my doggy boy Ranger.ย With the help of pinterest I found a recipe for Doggie biscuits a few months ago that I still hadn’t tried, which I adapted fromย http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/01/11/woofies/ ย  They smelled delicious and Ranger loves em. So these are the ingredients I needed.

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Lots of Wholesome ingredients, you add all these ingredients in a large sized bowl.

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I used a hand electric mixer to mix up these ingredients, it never really got smooth it got all clumpy like. So I then used my hands . When combining these ingredients the dough will be stiff, sticky and dry. So don’t worry if you aren’t doing it right that is how it should be. I then wet my hands which added a little moisture and rolled it into a ball.

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Then I rolled the dough out. I found doggy bone cookie cutters at petsmart. It came with 3 sizes of dog bone cookie cutters which worked well.

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After I made my shapes I laid them on a baking sheet and cooked them for 40 minutes.

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Voila doggy Biscuits and a happy Ranger!

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Recipe type:ย Doggie Treats
Prep time:ย ย 20 minutes
Cook time:ย ย 40 minutess
Total time: ย 60 minutes
Ingredients
2ยฝ cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
ยพ teaspoon ground cinnamon
ยฝ teaspoon salt
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1.) Mix together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon and salt.
2.) Once ingredients get clumpy, use hands and mix till all ingredients are well incorporated.
3.)Roll the dough into a ยฝ-inch-thick roll. Use a cookie cutter and cut out dog shapes.
4.)Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.