Hello friends! If you missed yesterday’s post about how Costa Rica has made me a better cook, CLICK HERE.
To continue the cooking-from-scratch theme, today I am featuring my good amiga, Lynette! She has learned to make her own doggie treats here in Costa Rica. Actually, they sound so good, I’m wondering if these are just for pets?? Her dogs (which are the cutest goldendoodles ever) adore these treats, and I’m sure your dog(s) would too!
- 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (can substitute white flour, but whole wheat is recomended)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. (NOTE: I initially whisk things together, but then end up kneading with my fingers/hands, squishing the dough until everything is combined. It's too dry to just use the whisk and you'll break the whisk.)
- Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces (NOTE: I use a heart cookie cutter shape).
- Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 30-40 minutes (NOTE: good to check starting at 30 minutes, in case they are done).
- I double the recipe and freeze the leftover pumpkin or give it to the dogs with their meals.
That’s all for now, folks! — Jen
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