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Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Doggy Cookies

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Sometimes you just want to spoil your pet. Or maybe you decided you needed to break a milkbone in half and since it was so tiny you couldn't break it with your hands, you had the thought to do it with your teeth because why not—and then you learned that milkbones taste exactly like cardboard.... 


I have made three variations of dog cookies for Harper. She loves them all perhaps equally. These have been tested by other dogs as well, who seem to think that they taste wonderful as well. All of my recipes for dog cookies have pumpkin in them because pumpkin is so great for dogs, helping with both diarrhea and constipation. But just a note, like all good things, too much of a good thing is a bad thing, so don't feed your pup a can of pumpkin a day.

Harper has a bit of drool from smelling puppy cookies

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Cookies 

2 eggs
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/4 c. peanut butter
2 1/4 c. rye flour

Preheat oven to 350. 

Mix pumpkin and eggs until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Begin adding flour in—you will have to knead it. This makes a really thick dough.  

Roll and cut out cookies. I have this set of cookie cutters.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, then flip cookies and cook another 13-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your cookies.  

These cookies will also be hard and crunchy. They're technically edible for humans, too, but if you taste one you will find that it's very bland. I purposefully did not include any sugar, butter, etc. because I want these to be lower calorie and a treat I can regularly give my dog. 

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