Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
I've made dog biscuits in the past, but didn't have my recipe handy so I tried this one. This is honestly a GREAT recipe as-is, but is also a perfect "base" recipe for customizing to suit special diets and preferences. I made a batch as directed, then made a 2nd batch with dried parsley sprinkled into the dough. I also sprinkled some ground flax seed on top before baking. Turned out great, and my mom's schnauzer loved them! Next time, I plan to add an extra tablespoon or two of peanut butter. This recipe is a keeper and will replace my old recipe, which was good, but not this good!
A few tips on mixing: Don't whisk the dough. Instead, stir the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and the rest of the wet ingredients. Then stir the wet into the dry. Knead to thoroughly mix before rolling out. Don't add water except as an absolute last resort, because it'll ruin the crunch factor. You want this to be a very dry dough that can be kneaded, rolled-out and cut without sticking to anything. If it sticks, add more flour. Leftover pieces can be rolled into snake-shapes and cut into small kibbles for snacks and baked on the same sheet as the cut-out "cookies" for 40 minutes.
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Nov. 24, 2012