Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Treats!



These are some great Thanksgiving treats you can make for your pets!  Yum!!

Fall Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats

Ingredients: 





  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water

    Instructions: 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger 
  • Add vegetable oil and mix until crumbly (use a mixer or mix by hand) 
  • Add peanut butter and pumpkin, mix well 
  • Add water and mix until batter forms a dough 
  • Roll dough on floured surface until approximately ¼ inch think. Cut into shapes. A small pumpkin, cat or holiday cookie cutter shape works great depending on the season! 
  • Place treats on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they are dry and firm
  • Turn off oven and leave in the oven for an additional 20 to 30 minutes 
  • Remove from oven and cool 
  • Store in a closed cookie tin 
  • Enjoy!

    Fido's Favorite Sweet Potato Pie Treats

    Ingredients: 
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 2 slices of cooked crumbled bacon – alternatively you can use ¼ cup bacon bits
  • ¼ cup water

    Instructions: 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix flours, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger 
  • Add vegetable oil and mix until crumbly (use a mixer or mix by hand) 
  • Add mashed sweet potato and bacon, mix well
  • Add water and mix until batter forms a dough
  • Roll dough on floured surface until approximately ¼ inch think. Cut into shapes. A small pumpkin, cat or holiday cookie cutter shape works great depending on the season! 
  • Place treats on a cookie sheet, bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they are dry and firm 
  • Turn off oven and leave in the oven for an additional 20 to 30 minutes 
  • Remove from oven and cool 
  • Store in a closed cookie tin 
  • Enjoy!

  • Pumpkin Pie Cookies (for cats and dogs!)
    • 2 cups rice flour
    • 1/2 cup oatmeal
    • 1 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 cup grated carrots
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain applesauce
    • 1/4 flour for rolling
    • In a food processor blend carrots, applesauce and pumpkin until smooth
    • Mix rice flour and oatmeal in a bowl
    • Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until dough forms
    • On a floured breadboard place dough and roll out to about 1/4 inch in thickness
    • Use cookie cutter to cut out little cookies
    • Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for seven minutes
    • Flip treats over and cook for five more minutes
    • Remove from oven and cool thoroughly

    Special Note
    Remember, these recipes are treats and should not replace your pet’s regular meals. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet has special dietary needs or food allergies.

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