Pumpkin Pomeranian Dog Treat Recipe

By on September 24, 2012
Pumpkin Pomeranian Dog Treat Recipe

Trick-or-Treat?
“I’ll take da Tweet Pwease!”

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite fall dog treat recipes that you can make at home with your furry taste tester… um, I mean Pomeranian! ūüėČ

My favorite time of year in The States is almost here… Fall… ¬†Harvest Time!

Living in Las Vegas the weather gets very hot in the Summer and around the end of September and early October it finally cools down… (if you call 80 degrees cool) I love putting out my fall decorations of pumpkins, cinnamon sticks and warm apple cider candles!

A big part of this Harvest Celebration I enjoy is making Pumpkin flavored treats for my Pomeranians! They gobble them up every chance they get. When I’m in the kitchen I always have three little taste testers lined up and at the ready. (Additionally¬†I no longer have a need for a broom. They pounce on anything dropping from the counter… literally. ¬†Like lions pouncing on their prey… but obviously about 500 lbs lighter)

 

***NOTE***

The market is stocked with canned pumpkin and canned pumpkin pie mix. For this recipe you want “Canned Pumpkin” The can’s may look the same, so make sure and pick up the correct one. You can also use fresh pumpkin if you choose!

¬†Also if you’re feeling creative, feel free to add in some chopped apple, oats, cinnamon or any other fresh dog safe ingredients you have around the house.

Pommy Mommy Pumpkin Pomeranian Treat Recipe

Ingredients:

 2 1/2 C  Whole Wheat Flour
2 Large Eggs
2/3 C  Pumpkin purée. Canned or fresh
3 TBL Peanut Butter (Mounding) 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

Mix on medium for about a minute or until the dough looks like a bunch of little dough balls. If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it’s really sticky, it’s too wet and you’ll need to add a little flour.

Gather the dough together and form into a ball. Place on a lightly floured work surface and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use small cookie cutter and cut into shapes.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet. They can be crowded pretty close together since they don’t expand much.

Bake 15-20 minutes for softer treats or 30 minutes for hard treats.¬†Makes 100+ 1-inch dog treats. If you make your treats softer it’s always a good idea to store them in the¬†refrigerator.

sandycoombs aka sandy winstin brogna says:

i love your site ive copied your recipe and am planning on baking these for mr marley he is a huge fan of peanut butter, living in a world of little people, he eats plenty it and no, n o problems , thanks again for your insight into the wonderful of poms

Rexanne Endicott says:

Can these be frozen?

Pommy Mommy says:

I’ve actually never tried it, but I’m thinking you could for at least a month or two. I would not freeze them for any longer than two months.

phyllis malanfant says:

Hello there…can you please tell me if we can use almond butter from TRADER jOES THEN PEANUT BUTTER…ALSO I SEE YOUR USING WHOLE WHEAT…CAN YOU USE GLUTEN FREE OR BROWN RICE FLOUR…JUST COURIOUS…AND THANK YOU…
PHYLLIS

Pommy Mommy says:

Hummm, almond butter… While not toxic, almonds are not easily digested can give your Pomeranian an upset stomach and create gastric intestinal distress. So no to the almond butter, but YES to gluten free or brown rice flour! ūüôā

valerie crowley says:

hi i was told that dogs couldnt have peanut butter because it blocks there intestines. i love your idea and would love to make this for my Charlie but im not sure about the peanut butter

Pommy Mommy says:

There are many ideas about peanut butter and dogs. The main one is that dogs shouldn’t eat it because the texture (or stickiness) of it can choke a dog… very rarely does this happen. Most of all the way that the peanut butter is processed in cooking of the treats is not harmful. It is used more as a flavoring agent when cooked in treats. Anyway Peanut Butter is a good source of protein and Vitamin E. I would make a small batch and see how he does. If his poop comes out firm and as usual there is no problem.

Cynthia says:

Where do you get the pumpkin for dogs? Or is something that walmart for example would carry be ok. And how long do the treats usually last? Thank u!!!

Pommy Mommy says:

I purchase the organic pumpkin at Whole Foods. Also, I advise keeping the pumpkin treats in the refrigerator. They will last longer if you bake them for the full time. Up to three weeks. If you want softer treats, pull them out a few minutes before, however they will last about 10 days, longer if you keep them in the fridge.

Pommy Mommy says:

Treats are good for about a month if refrigerated. Everything is natural and organic so the shelf life isn’t very long. That’s why we will only be making 3oz & 6oz sizes. The pumpkin we get for the treats is sold at Whole Foods.