If you saw my earlier post or follow me on social media, then you know that we welcomed a new member into our family over the weekend.
We’ve been busy adjusting to the additional set of paw prints around the house, an extra wagging tail complete with begs for pets and kisses, and we’ve realized just how crazy one person looks while walking 3 dogs….but we’re loving having Dennis here with us!
It didn’t take long before Stella & Milo were requesting that I make the new guy some treats, and they suggested the Homemade Pumpkin & Brown Rice Flour Dog Treats might be just the thing to make Dennis forget all about his previous cares and worries.
They willingly volunteered to be taste testers and Stella licked her lips in anticipation. Imagine that.
(Notice the dirty floors? It has rained every day since Dennis joined us)
The good thing about using pumpkin is its stomach soothing properties are ideal for a dog whose sensitivities you don’t quite know yet.
And since they’re homemade you know exactly what’s in them and can be confident that you won’t have a pup with an upset stomach your first week.
No one wants a pup with the poops the first week in!
The addition of Brown Rice Flour makes the consistency more like a cookie than a mush pumpkin texture and what dog doesn’t love a cookie?
My dogs loooooove the cookies.
Use miniature cookie cutters to keep portion size under control and store in mason jars to retain freshness.
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons dry milk
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 2½ cups brown rice flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin and the eggs whisking until smooth. Add in the salt, milk, & dried parsley. Gradually, ½ cup at a time, add in the rice flour. Using your hands, gently fold in the sides of the dough and roll out the dough on a floured countertop to the desired thickness, based on your dog's preferences. Using cookie cutters, press into the dough and straight up and place each cookie onto a prepared cookie sheet. Now, into the oven on a greased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes. Take the cookies out, flip them over, then back into the over for an additional 20 minutes, or until they are a nice shade of golden brown.
- Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
Since “cookie time” they have been following me around non-stop. ALL of them. All. Day. Long.
Have you ever fostered a dog? Any tips you want to share?