PEANUT BUTTER & PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
I use these treats for training so I cut them into quite small squares.
1/2 olive oil
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 - 2 cups wholewheat flour
1/2 cup flax meal (opt)
1/4 cup flax seeds (opt)
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream oil, eggs, peanut butter. Add dry ingredients and stir well. Add additional flour or add water to help make dough workable. Dough should be quite stiff (like cookie batter). Flour your board, then roll the dough flat about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. If you want small treats, cut your rolled dough into 1/2 " long strips, then cut those into 1/2 inch litttle squares. Squeeze each square in the middle to form the shape of a little bowtie/bone. If you want larger treats, cut the squares larger. If you have a dog bone cookie cutter - that is so cute!
Put on a cookie sheet covered with parchment. Bake for about 30-40 min. until treats are quite hard - sort of like biscotti. Cool on paper towels. Treats can be freezed in small baggies. They are actually quite tastey even without any sugar! You might want to label the container so your kids don't think they're kid cookies! smile