I feel so bad for our dogs this past couple of weeks. They have endured hours and days of baking. Peanut butter, pumpkin, bacon, cinnamon!! Those smells are enough to drive any dog to drooling, as was evidenced yesterday when I went to clean my coffee table. I could not figure out what those waxy spots were!!
I’m pretty tired of cookies at this point. Hats off to the real bloggers who do like 25 days of this shit. I’ve got 2 or 3 more recipes for you, then I don’t want to smell another cookie until October. Swear to it. My jeans are snug, and I’ve had to sweat my ass off to stay in them at all. It was a challenge to get this done each day, and I’m grateful to everyone reading and eating these recipes. I have enjoyed seeing this through. If you’re curious; the last recipes will be an unbelievable egg nog, and a classic molasses cookie.
Now, as for our dogs; they don’t get people food. They are grain free and we cut them off “pizza bones” and items of that nature because well, we love them, and we know how bad most human food is for us. They don’t get choices. It’s up to us to give them a long and healthy life. They do deserve cookies though, and because I have not once caught either of them hot nosing in the cookie plates, I rewarded them today with these super easy, and apparently super tasty little bites of love from Mama’s oven. They are pretty prissy boys, and they tend to be somewhat picky about their threats.
“No thanks, drive through bank teller lady. You can keep them Milk Bones™️ thankyouverymuch.”
They definitely approved of these!!
A couple of things I’d suggest: I wouldn’t use regular flour with these as I just don’t think dogs tolerate it well. Also, I’d let the dough sit in the open air for a bit before pressing and cutting, so I chilled it unwrapped. The pumpkin makes it moist. The consistency is between batter and dough. It’s up to you, but the in the recipe I suggest putting all the biscuits on a baking sheet and giving a second bake to crisp them up further. It makes them like little biscotti!!
I want to get to this recipe. I’ve got dinner just about done, and it’s time for some R&R. I’m getting a bunch of extra puppy loves tonight.
These only take a few minutes to whip up, but they need chill and air time. Your dogs are going to love you.
What You Need:
1 1/2 c coconut flour, plus some for dusting rolling surface.
1/2 c peanut butter it needs to be natural with no sugar. Just peanuts.
1 1/4 c pumpkin purée. Not pie filling. You can use canned or roast your own.
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
What You Do:
Now just add all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix with hand blender until well incorporated and smooth. Some coconut oil may harden again, and that’s ok.
Divide this, and form 4 balls.
Chill these in fridge uncovered for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350.
This is one time I don’t recommend parchment to bake on. You want these to get crispy. Line the cookie sheets with foil.
Take out 1 ball, place it between two sheets of parchment paper, then roll to 1/4 inch thick.
Use shaped cutters or just cut into squares. I made tiny hearts. They don’t care that it’s Christmas.
Bake these 12-15 minutes on top rack position. Make sure they get pretty crisp.
As soon as you pull them out of the oven, flip them over to finish cooling on the sheet.
When all the cookies are done let them rest while you increase oven temp to 425. We wanted some baked fries anyway, so this was on point.
When oven reaches 425, put all the biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake an additional 5 minutes. This will make them extra crunchy and the lack of moisture makes them last longer.
They’re so cute!! We tried one. It was like the Keto stuff I made!!
I’m thinking of adding a dog friendly peanut butter icing. I’ll let ya know how that goes. If you want to try it before I get around to it, just stir up 1/2 cup of that natural sugar free peanut butter and 1/2 Tbsp melted coconut oil. Microwave 10 seconds and stir until it reaches desired consistency. I think I might opt to drizzle this on.
This is a great way to love your pets during the holidays, or anytime of the year. I’m pretty sure my boys aren’t turning any noses up at this treat.
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