Soft Baked Peanut Butter Pumpkin Homemade Dog Treats
These are as simple as they are cute. They’re also super versatile. You can make them any shape, as big or as small as you want, bake them a bit longer if your dog prefers crunchy treats, and even drizzle them with a warmed up peanut butter “glaze” if you’re feeling fancy.
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chicken broth or skim milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup rolled or quick-cooking oats
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, peanut butter, broth/milk, and egg. Mix well.
Add 2 cups of flour and baking powder and, using a rubber spatula, mix until combined. Stir in oats.
Continue to add flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough is no longer sticky, kneading on a floured table top if necessary to incorporate flour.
Turn dough on to a table and use a rolling pin to roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to create shaped cookies or a pizza cutter to create squares or logs. Re-roll scraps until all of the dough has been used.
Place cookies on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on size,) then use a spatula to flip cookies. Bake for an additional 7-13 minutes, adding more time for crunchier cookies.