Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

When Oscar has tummy troubles, a little spoonful of pumpkin puree goes a long way. That’s why I love using it in my recipes. So when I came across the Molasses and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe, I knew I had to put it to the test. Molasses gives this treat a bit of sweetness as well as the extra benefit of minerals that do a body good.

Makes 30-40 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons of water

2 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose or whole wheat

1 tablespoon bran flour

2 tablespoons dry milk

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  In a bowl, mix pumpkin puree, molasses, oil, and water and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, bran flour, dry milk, and baking soda.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix into dough. Add more water if dough if needed, but make sure not to add too much water, as the dough should be dry and stiff.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter
  5. Place cookies on non-stick cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let cool on cooling racks.

Here’s a handy tip you can use for leftover pumpkin puree. Because the only option available in my grocery store is the super-sized can, I’ve started freezing the puree that’s left over. Just spoon it into freezer bags, squeeze the air out and freeze it until you need it again. It’ll save you money and you can use it in your recipes down the road.


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