Wednesday, June 20, 2012

peanut butter pumpkin dog cookies

Fat Dog has mastered the art of being adorable. 

And fat.

Step 1: Cue big, puppy dog eyes.

Step 2: Stick paw of choice into the air to "shake" and show what  a good dog you are.

Step 3: Make cute little whimper-y noises that are quiet yet hard to ignore by funny talking humans.

If you've ever been a dog owner, you know just how important treats are to bribing your dog to do anything. And if you have a very hard headed bulldog, you especially know,

treats=stop barking at the neighbors.
treats=stop rolling in the mud.

So, in this house, cute puppy dog eyes are allowed.

And so are treats.

I wonder if it will be that easy to bribe our lil' bean

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
adapted from Kelly on AllRecipes

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 heaping tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Once the mixture is partially combined, remove your rings and using your hands, mix the dough together, folding and kneading as you mix until well combined.

Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/2" thick. Using a knife, cut into 3" x 1" rectangles, or cut out with cookie cutter of choice. Poke holes for dramatic effect using a fork.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes until hard and crunchy.

Serve to a hungry, obedient pup!

These were given two [very enthusiastic] paws up!

They make great gifts for dog cousins too!

"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" Mark 8:36