The easiest homemade dog treats ever – simply mix, roll and cut. Easy peasy, and so much healthier than store-bought!
I know. Dog treats on Damn Delicious? I never thought I’d see the day.
But with this face, I just couldn’t resist.
No, but really, I’ve been spending a lot of time and money shopping for good-quality dog treats for Butters here, but then I thought, why not just make them at home?
Nothing beats the homemade version and I know exactly what’s going into his food instead of all those suspicious by-products.
Best of all, these homemade treats are incredibly easy with ingredients you already have on hand – peanut butter, some leftover pumpkin puree from the holidays, eggs and whole wheat flour.
And bone-shaped cookie cutters are just so much fun to work with. I used these and made several different sizes, although I certainly favored the smallest ones. They are just too cute.
But you can really use any kind of cookie cutter you want – hearts, stars, dog houses, paws, etc. It’s up to you!
Just be sure to adjust baking time as needed – the longer they bake, the crunchier they are so it’s really up to your pups’ preferences.
And believe me when I tell you that your pup is going to LOVE these so much!
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky.
Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
Let cool completely.
*Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.