Pumpkin Dog Cookies for the Holidays
Using plain canned pumpkin as part of DIY dog treats and Christmas cookies for dogs is a good way to work a little extra fiber into your dog’s diet. These pumpkin dog cookies are a special treat to give out once in a while when your pup has been a very good girl or boy.
Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 Cups of flour (white or whole wheat) + 2 tablespoons for rolling out cookies
1 Teaspoon baking soda
2/3 Cup canned pumpkin pureed, unsweetened
2 Tablespoon water (as needed)
3 Tablespoons low-fat softened cream cheese
20 Pick of the Patch Old Mother Hubbard mini dog biscuits (or one for each cookie)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking or spray the baking pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
3. Combine egg and pumpkin in a bowl. Mix well.
4. Separately, mix the flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
5. Gently fold the dry mixture into the other bowl and mix ingredients well until a stiff dough forms.
5. Place the cookies on the cookie sheet.
6. Add water as needed so the pumpkin cookies batter doesn’t have cracks. Overall, it should be a dry dough.
7. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin on a surface that’s been sprinkled with the extra flour. Use dog-shaped cookie cutters or your favorite shapes or cut out squares or rectangles.
8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the homemade dog cookies cool on a wire rack.
9. Using a basting brush, smear a thin layer of cream cheese on each pumpkin cookie.
10. Add one Pick of the Patch mini dog biscuit to the top of each cooled cookie.
Store the cookies in the fridge for up to a week. Make sure to tag us in your Old Mother Hubbard pup bakery treats on Instagram!
Please note: Treats should be kept to 10% of your dog’s daily food intake to keep nutritional balance.