Pet Pals TV's Shannon Cagle knows how to make her dog, Winston, happy. She whips up these delicious peanut butter and pumpkin treats for him! Recently, she took over Patty Spitler's kitchen and made some for Stewie and Mabel. Here, she shares her recipe so you can make your pups happy, too!
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (not refined white flour)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (use the rest for people treats!)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Place parchment paper on baking sheet for easy cleanup
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, using a strong fork. The dough will be very stiff. Add a little water to make it more workable, but it should be dry and tough.
Choose your method for creating shapes -- if making for a small dog, make small pieces:
Make a 1/2 inch roll of the dough and cut into 1/2 inch discs
Pinch off pieces of the dough to roll into flattened 1/2 inch rounds
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to 1/2 inch and use cookie cutters to make shapes
Form custom dog bone shapes by hand
Place on parchment paper and bake in preheated oven about 40 minutes until hard