If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a bit of a dog lover and treat my 2 girls like my babies. I talk to them when I’m in the kitchen. I snuggle with them when I can. We run errands together almost every weekend as long as the errands aren’t going to take too long and it’s not too hot for them. Yeah, they actually sit at the door and one of them cries (the little one) if I don’t take them with me for my errands. I’ve always wanted to make them homemade doggie treats but I always seem to be too busy making people treats to actually get to the doggie ones. (But they do like the sandwich cookies from Petco!)
Short side story… I’ve started to take them to Petco on our weekend errands to get them treats. And we always get the sandwich cookies. Then if I have another errand to run, I put the cookies in the center console so that the little one doesn’t eat them all while I’m in my last stop. This last weekend, I had to run into the grocery store for a couple of items. I put the cookies in the center console and did my auto start in case I got sidetracked.
I picked up my few items, came back out to the car and peeked in like I always do to see what the little one was doing. (My big girl just likes to ride on the floor in the backseat and seldom moves from that spot.) The first thing I see is my center console sitting wide open. The second thing I see is my little one licking her lips. And the third thing I see is the empty bag that the treats had been in. Seriously, she had eaten them ALL and didn’t even rip the bag in the process. She can be so naughty sometimes. Next time, I’ll take the cookies with me! LOL
Okay, back to these homemade doggie treats! I found a recipe from Lindsay on Pinch of Yum that sounded easy and yummy! I love Pinch of Yum! It may just be one of the first food blogs that I started following and I’ve never tried anything bad from her blog! This recipe got me with the peanut butter and bacon grease drizzle. I mean, come on! I’m not sure I could pass up peanut butter and bacon grease drizzle. Hmmmm…. That makes me wonder! There’s a lot of cookies that we could add drizzle to. LOL
I’ve had a dog bone cookie cutter for quite some time so I dug that one out to use for this recipe. You could always use any cookie cutter though. Or skip the rolling process and just form them into balls and smash them with your palm or the bottom of a glass. The only ingredient that I don’t normally have on hand is the whole-wheat flour but I was able to pick that up at my local grocery store right next to the all-purpose flour.
My photo bomber! I guess she couldn’t resist!
I did adjust the recipe a bit to make a LOT of treats and use a whole can of pumpkin. I’m one of those people who don’t like to use just part of a can of something. I have trouble using up the rest of it before it goes bad. And yes, I know I could probably freeze it but the double batch of treats sounded like a better idea!
Then, because I like to share the love, I packaged up a few for my friends with furbabies. I had these little bags on hand from my farmers’ market gig last year and I just tied them with a cute little ribbon. We’ll see how all the reviews go!
Do you have furbabies? Do you spoil them rotten like I do? I just can’t help it! I mean, how can you not spoil “someone” that is so excited to see you every time you walk in the door? I’ll keep you updated on the doggie reviews! Hehe