The best part of Autumn is its pumpkin season, and if its pumpkin season, my owner is going to be in the kitchen making some excellent and wonderful treats with this tasty ingredient. Over the next couple of months my nightly bed treat is going to be my pumpkin peanut butter buttons. Trina can actually whip these up really quick and they are a perfect little snack just before bed.
- 625 ml (2 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour
- 2 large eggs
- 175 ml (2/3 cup fresh pumpkin or canned puree)
- 45 ml (3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 5 ml (1/2 teaspoon cinnamon)
- Grab all the ingredients and place them in a food processor or mixer.
- Pulse until dough forms into a fairly cohesive mass (soft, but not sticky). If the dough is dry, add a bit of water, if the dough is too sticky, add a bit of flour until it easily releases from your fingers.
- Dump dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead a few strokes to form into a ball.
- Now take a small piece of dough and roll in a little ball and place on a cookie sheet. Make the balls the size that is good for your dog. They can be little bites or a Great Dane size treat. Repeat until the cookie sheet is full of little balls.
- Grab a fork and push down lightly to about 1 cm (1/4 of an inch)
- Pop the cookie sheet into your pre-heated 180º C (350º F) oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 150º C (300°F ), and remove sheets from oven. Turn cookies over, and return to oven to bake for an additional 10 to 20 minutes or until cookies are dry and hard.
- Let them cool and call your dog for a tasty pumpkin peanut butter button!
note: You can also roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter or cut into squares. The dough is freezable and the dog treats will last a week in the fridge and 3 months in a freezer.
For the Humans