Pumpkin and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe
If your dog loves cheese, have we got just the thing for you to bake up – these Pumpkin and Cheese Dog Treats!
Pumpkins are for more than just carving, they’re also for eating. And not just for humans – your pooches can get in on all the goodness and benefits of eating pumpkin. And in our Pumpkin and Cheese Dog Treats, you’ll get that and so much more. Did you know that pumpkin is a wonderful source of Vitamins A, E, and C – these are important for your dog’s immune system, brain function, eyes, and skin health. On top of that, pumpkin also contains minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, and iron, all of which play a role in cellular functions. And when you add cheese into the mix, you’ve got a homemade cookie that will have your doggie drooling!
Makes about 40 cookies
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, then mix in oil and pumpkin. Stir in cheddar cheese.
3. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until combined. You may want to get your hands into the mix to make sure it’s all combined.
4. Flour your countertop and roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. Place shapes on cookie sheets.
5. Place in oven and let bake for 17 - 20 minutes, until golden brown.
6. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 hours.
7. Place treats in an airtight containers and store in refrigerator or freezer.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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