You’re not the only one who gets to enjoy the delights of pumpkin this fall! Check out these healthy and fragrant Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats!
It reached 80° F here today. I’m having a hard time believing that it’s actually November. Seriously, what is with this weather? I’m not looking forward to winter or anything, but I do enjoy the slightly cooler weather of Fall.
In hopes of some more Fall-like weather I decided to make Mr. Z some Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats. Normally, Z wants nothing to with pumpkin puree. Or any vegetable. I’ve offered him a spoonful before and he would give it one sniff and walk away. If I’m being honest though, I can’t really blame him. Pumpkin puree does not look appetizing.
To spice up these dog cookies I started by adding about a half teaspoon of cinnamon. I also added ginger, cloves, and allspice. For these spices I only used a tiny amount, about one ‘dash.’ Note that nutmeg is toxic to dogs and should not be added to these treats. For this reason you can’t use Pumpkin Pie spice from the store.
To make the adorable pumpkin and leaf shapes I used my Fall Mini Cookie Cutters. The same ones that I used for the Yapple Pie Cookies I made for Z in September. Don’t you just love the cute shapes? I can’t make it through Fall without using them at least once. Or twice. Maybe three times.
Mr. Z sure did love these treats. He couldn’t wait for them to be cool enough to eat. I think it was the cinnamon making the house smell amazing that got his attention the most.
Most of the pictures of Z turned out blurry, he was so anxious to get to that treat!
Does it feel like Fall yet where you live? Is your four legged family member ready for some Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats?
Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats
- 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 1/2 Cups Brown Rice Flour
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Dash Ground Ginger
- 1 Dash Ground Cloves
- 1 Dash Ground Allspie
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and beat until fully combined and comes together as a dough.
On a floured surface roll out the dough to a 1/4" thickness and cut out treats using pumpkin and leaf shaped cookie cutters. Gather up scraps and roll out again, continuing until all dough has been used.
Place cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, until hard. Let cool before giving to your pup.