Making homemade dog treats is surprisingly simple, a task similar to designing cut-out cookies. While wheat flour is a typical ingredient in most biscuit recipes, some dogs have digestive issues or even allergies to wheat, so exchange brown or white rice flour to give your dog a delicious snack.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray and set it aside; preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place the peanut butter in the bowl. Add the pumpkin puree, mashed sweet potato or applesauce. Stir in the milk and the rice flour. Combine the ingredients with a wooden spoon until they are thoroughly mixed into a dough.
Sprinkle rice flour onto the cutting board or counter top. Place the dough on the flour and knead it for a minute. Roll and pat it into a ball.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter to make the biscuit shape of your choice. Place the cut-out biscuits onto the cookie sheet.
Place the cookie tray into the oven and bake the treats for 10 to 15 minutes. The edges will turn brown, and the surface will crack slightly.
Remove the tray from the oven. Allow the biscuits to cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack with a spatula.
White Cream Cheese Icing
Put the softened cream cheese, oil and honey into a mixing bowl and stir until they are thoroughly mixed.
Use a knife to spread the doggie "icing" onto your cut-out biscuit treats; set them back on the wire racks to air-dry. The icing will become firm.
Store the extra biscuits in an airtight container in your pantry. Refrigerate or freeze the biscuits to keep them fresh for a longer period of time.
Some dogs are allergic to rice and rice flour.
Make rice flour at home by grinding white or brown rice in a coffee grinder.
Items You Will Need
- Cookie sheet
- Baking spray
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, chunky or creamy
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, mashed sweet potato or applesauce
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups rice flour, brown or white
- Large bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Wire rack
- 4 ounces low fat cream cheese (1/2 of a bar), softened
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Metal spoon
- Storage container
- Make rice flour at home by grinding white or brown rice in a coffee grinder.
- Some dogs are allergic to rice and rice flour.
Lori Lapierre holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in public relations/communications. For 17 years, she worked for a Fortune 500 company before purchasing a business and starting a family. She is a regular freelancer for "Living Light News," an award-winning national publication. Her past writing experience includes school news reporting, church drama, in-house business articles and a self-published mystery, "Duty Free Murder."