Puppies love them... I used a bone shape cutter and thought it best to put three hole in the mid-section, I used a toothpick, to even cooking. It worked great. Thanks for the recipe!!!
Ive been looking for a dog treat with pumpkin as I lost my recipe. Pumpkin has ENORMOUS health benefits for peolpe and animals. I remember feeding pumpkin pie to my grandmother dying of brest cancer complications in the hospital. First of all it's a GREAT source of Vit.A(beta-carotene)(about 300% per can of Libby's Pure Pumpkin-not the pie mix) which is beneficial to antioxidants, night vision(lutein and zeaxanthin-they help the lens of the eye)Therefore, they may help prevent the formation of cataracts and reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious eye problem than usually results in blindness, cell growth, and reproduction. Pumpkins have a lot of common nutrients, like Vitamin C, potassium, iron, zinc, and fiber. Iron is needed by red blood cells. Zinc deficiency may be related to osteoporosis of the hip and spine. And fiber is important for bowel health. So now that you know how benefical pumpkin is for your dog .... get an extra can and make a pie or some yummy pumpkin bread for yourself, and of course look on 'ZAAR for the recipes! It also maintains the health of the skin (prevents acne and dermatitis)and mucus linings. These linings are the body first defense against infection that is why vitamin A helps fight colds and infections, particularly in the mucous membranes of the eyes, ear, nose, throat, lungs and bladder. It may also reduce breast cancer. The Native Americans used it as both a food and a medicine
I made these as written though found a needed a little extra water to be able to roll it out. I made 60 small treats and baked them for about 30 minutes. They are quite hard though, when I make them again I'll have to keep that in mind and keep a closer eye on them as they bake. Friday has scarfed down two already - her apparent enjoyment, the health benefits and cost savings are all good reasons to make these again.
This is Rascal's favorite new doggie cookie! I followed the recipe exactly and it came together nicely. They were a breeze to make using a few simple techniques. I hand kneaded the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. I also lightly sprayed my work surface with Pam before I rolled out my dough so it wouldn't stick. Rascal and I thank you Carole, for this easy to make, tasty treat.
Very easy. My dog loves them!
My son and I made a double batch for a bake sale. Very easy recipe, pretty much fail-proof for a 9 year old! My hubby had to do some of the final mixing as it got to be a bit tough for us. Rolled out easily, cut out beautifully, and our golden lab loved testing them out for us! Of course we saved a good portion for him as well. They sold like hot-cakes! Will definitely be using again both for our dog and for bakes sales!
I doubled the recipe making 140 small heart shaped treats. Darcy is a 13 week old GSD and I'm pretty sure she said "put more pumpkin on the grocery list". She loves them & has plans to share with her friend Maggie. I rolled mine a bit on the thin side and baked for 18-ish minutes. I opened the oven door to let it and the treats cool-they came out perfect. Thanks for posting a great, healthy "I know what's in them" doggie treat recipe! Two dew claws up!
I made pumpkin waffles for the family and used some of the leftover pumpkin for these treats for Trinket, our very small Malchi. I used the small Creative Cutters from Pampered Chef, the perfect size for her mouth, and the recipe made a ton. Both the family and Trinket were happy! (31)
Our 8 yr old chocolate labrador retriever absolutely love these treats! I made them exactly as the instructions with one change. I "underbaked" and left them in the oven with the door propped and they turned out perfect. Our boy is even more obsessed with his treat bowl and cannot stop whining for a treat. These treats will help us provide a healthy treat for our beloved boy.
They were easy & fun for my kids to make for Christmas gifts. The neighbor's dogs loved them! Although, I did omit the cinnamon--wasn't sure if the dogs could eat it.