One of my favorite things about the Rachael Ray magazine is the healthy, pet recipes that are included in every issue. Often I make homemade dog biscuits for Riley because it’s fun, healthy and affordable. Not to mention he whimpers at the sight of them! I’ve never seen him get more excited over anything. He just adores homemade snacks.
These seasonal biscuits will not only taste as sweet as candy to your furkid, but the natural health benefits of pumpkin will help soothe (and trim!) his tummy.
Here’s a recipe for Pup’kin Biscuits that we just tried out over the weekend.
*Please note, every dog is different, so please check with your vet to see if this recipe is suitable for your pet.
Makes about 3 dozen
Prep 15 min Bake 40 min
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
2 tbsp dry milk powder
2 1/2 cups white or wheat flour
2 tsp water
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin puree, milk powder and flour; add 2 tsp water, or enough so that the dough just comes together.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with 1-inch cookie cutters. Gather scraps, combine, roll and form more biscuits; repeat until all the dough is used.
3. Place the biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn over and bake until hardened, another 20 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minute.