Saturday, February 25, 2012

BONE Appétit

I've been baking for the Mister all week: loaves of bread, cookies, cake.  Yesterday, I decided my pups needed a homemade treat too, so I baked them these homemade dog treats: Pumpkin - Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.  They are VERY easy to make, fast to whip up and they smell really yummy while baking.  So good, in fact, that The Mister took a taste of one and reported that they weren't bad!  He said to him it was sort of like a whole wheat hamburger bun.  *smiles*
The ingredients are simple:  canned pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, cinnamon and whole wheat flour.

Mix the ingredients then roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut with your favorite cookie or biscuit cutter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes.  These biscuits do not rise or spread out so you can line them up close together on the baking sheet without worry of them combining together.

Want to make some for your furry friends?  Here's my recipe.
Pumpkin - Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C)
2.) In your mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients and mix until the dough holds together in a ball and all of the flour is combined. The dough shouldn't be too sticky.
3.) Roll the dough on a floured surface 1/2 inch thick. These biscuits do not rise so you don't want to roll too thin. Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut the biscuits into shapes or cut with a butter knife into squares. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Since the biscuits do not rise you can place them close together on the baking sheet.
4.) Bake in preheated oven until hard - for about 40 minutes. Makes about 25 bones that are approximately 2 inches.

BONE Appétit

And are they good?  Well, my three Newfoundland dogs each gave them a 4 paws up rating. This is the treat they got when they came inside from playing in the snow yesterday and just so you know how hard they played, I have a little video of them to share with you:

Until next time,



  1. What an awesome project and an awesome recipe. I love people who love dogs enough to make them homemade snacks. Great job on these! Best, Curt

  2. Oh yummy they look so good.My dogs that i walk for my friend would soon woof these down.I LOVE the video made me laugh,what Beautiful happy dogs and ALL that snow.Hugs xx

  3. Wow...look at the snow you have. We had hardly anything yesterday because it started to rain. I love your dogs:)

  4. this is such a lovely idea and I love that they are called Bone Appetit :o)

  5. Had to come back and look at the video of your "fur kids". OMGosh are they awesome. The head vet tech at my vet's office has 7 newfs and they are remarkable dogs. Such friendly giants. I so enjoyed watching your romp in the snow. Gorgeous dogs! Best, Curt

  6. What a great project. I bet my little doggie would love this!

  7. Jen, ok, you've got my vote for
    wife and fur Mom of the weekend!
    These cookies look yummy. Your dogs are beautiful, so fun to watch them play in the snow.
    Thanks for the recipe and the great video. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  8. Noah is obviously not the pack leader but definitely enjoys romping about with the other pups. You have a lot more snow where you are than we do here.

    We are down to 2 mini schnauzers and a recently rescued Boxer so I am going to give your recipe a try. I'm sure there will be no complaints from my crew! TFS.

  9. They are so cute and look like the love the snow. Duh wants to know if they live in the house or outiside, they are small bears. Lol. Great doggy treats, will have to try those. Cute Baggie to hold them.

  10. Hi Jennifer, since I know you have Newfoundland Dogs I thought I would mention this. An author from my hometown of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, a Mr. Bob Parsons, recently released a new book with heroic stories about the breed. I am sure if you google him or the subject that you could find it if you are interested.

  11. My Dogs loved these! For the flour, I have subsutited Oatmeal (ground into flour with VitaMix) and White Rice (VitaMix)...thought I had some brown rice and did not...that would have been better. And the house smells so good....Son took a bite of one LOL


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