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Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats

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Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats

September 30, 2016

I love my dogs. With five grown children out of the house, the dogs have become the "children". They go on long walks with me; we hike together. The two of them like to share space with me on the couch, Sometimes, however, that space is far too close, especially when one of them does not have the best smelling breath. I think the culprit are the dirty toys that this said dog carries in his mouth constantly hoping that I will decide to play with him. When I came upon this recipe for dog treats I decided to give it a try and hope that it helps. If nothing else, they love them, and I have plenty of treats in the house for awhile!

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Directions

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.

Dog treat ingredients

2In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 c. flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. (I added an extra 1/3 cup flour after the full 3 cups) Add apple, mint and parsley, beating until just combined.

3Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Rolled out dough

4Place into the oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes*. *Times may vary depending on the thickness and size of your treats

Dog treats going in the oven

5Let cool completely

Finished dog treats

6Serve!

Happy dogs

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 large eggs

3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed

1 grated apple

1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

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