What does one get the dog who has everything?! Or really, what does one get a dog for Christmas? Homemade dog treats!
Can I just start by telling you, our dog, Mudbrick (named after our favorite winery in New Zealand), was freaking out over these treats? He was air sniffing, offering up every trick he knows to try to score one, and doing this little growling thing he does when he wants something.
These are so fast and easy to make, you’ll be dishing out treats for every single dog in your life! And the ingredients are really quite simple, just make sure you use an all natural peanut butter. There are some with add ins that doggos’ stomachs can’t process.
I of course made pretty boy sit patiently and wait while I could snap a few pictures of the dog treats packaged up for his neighbor pals!
Mudbrick really held himself together, until he just couldn’t anymore!
For your dog treats, you don’t need a bone shaped cookie cutter, but they are so cute! This set and this set have a great variety, if you want to make different sizes for different sized dogs! Also. A big box of tennis balls is always a great gift for doggos!
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray or a silpat,, or parchment paper.
- Combine flour, pumpkin, peanut butter and eggs in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook.
- Mix on medium high speed until a ball forms.
- Flour a surface and lightly flour a rolling pin. Place the dough on the surface and roll into a large circle, about 1/4-1/2 inch high. Gently use your treat cutter to form the shapes, and place on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Roll your dough until all the dough is used up by the treats.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. The treats will not be dry and crispy, they will still have some moisture. You want to bake them so they are set and a little dry to the touch. I recommend checking around 20-25 minutes to ensure they do not completely start to brown. If that happens, remove from the oven, allow to cool completely.