Craft Activity: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Valentine's Day isn't just about candy and hearts, don't forget your four-legged friends! They hike the trails and always greet you at the door.

Children will also love being able to help make their four-legged friend a healthy treat. Plus the added bonus is a lesson in measurements. Gather all the ingredients first and let everyone involved take a turn, no matter how small. Even give a small portion of the dough to let the kids roll out and cut out the treats. For even more fun, use cookie cutters.

Peanut Butter/pumpkin Dog Treats
1 1/2 cups flour 
(I use whole wheat)
1/2 cup peanut butter (no sugar and creamy)* the kind of peanut butter that is just peanuts, no salt or sugar
 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
add a little water if needed until the dough can form a ball

Grain-free peanut butter/ pumpkin dog treats
grind oatmeal into a flour and substitute for the whole wheat flour

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine wet ingredients.
Mix the flour into the wet ingredients, forming a dough.
Knead into firm ball and using a rolling pin roll out to desired thickness.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Use a pizza cutter and cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces.
Place on the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Biscuits can be stored in an airtight container.

*remember that dogs shouldn’t have onions, raisins, chocolate, walnuts, macadamia nuts, potatoes, salt, sugar, grapes


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