DIY FeedMyPaws Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Dog Treats!
by Crystle Tan
Hi everyone! Here's a suuuuuper simple (and quick!) Pumpkin Dog Treat (cookie) recipe!! For those of you who prefer not to watch the video (or if isn't convenient to watch it wherever you are), you can check out the pictures below to a get a rough idea of what you need :)
Ingredients (makes approx 35 cookies):
For the pumpkin puree I used canned pumpkin. I would recommend fresh over canned, HOWEVER, I know it can be really trouble to cut, steam, and mash pumpkin especially when you only need about 50g for this recipe. If you decide to buy canned pumpkin, go for one that is 100% Pumpkin- which means no sugar, salt, oil, or preservatives of any form. Just good old vacuum sealed in a can! The turmeric and cinnamon isn't compulsory, but it does add wonderful flavour and antioxidants :) (Leftover pumpkin can be frozen for up to 2 weeks)
STEP 1: Mix all ingredients together to form a dough. If it's too dry, add a little water, if it's too wet, add a little more flour. You may use other types of flour in this recipe (buckwheat, rice, garbanzo) but you may have to adjust the quantity of flour needed.
STEP 2: Roll out the dough on a floured surface (to prevent sticking), to about 1/2cm or so. Use your favourite cookie cutter to get some cute shapes!
STEP 3: Place them on a microwave-safe plate, leaving a space in a center (for even heat distribution). Microwave them on HIGH for 90 SECONDS. If they're still a little soft (be careful when checking as both the cookies and plate will be really hot!), place them back into the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, checking after each extra round.
If you're stubborn and impatient like me and decide, "oh I'll just whack them in for an extra 30 seconds since it's taking forever", this is what you'll get:
I COULD SMELL THEM BURNING BY THE WAY, EVEN AFTER I REMOVED THEM FROM THE MICROWAVE. HAHAHA. It was awful! I didn't feed those to the dogs. My bin had a good stuffing!
For those of you who prefer to use the oven instead, place your cookies into an oven at 150 degrees celsius for approx 25 minutes (please check at the 15 minute mark, as your cookies may be smaller/bigger than mine).
Here are the successful ones! Cute huh!! I got the cute packaging you see from Daiso :) (for those of you living overseas, that's the awesome Japanese $2 store we have in Singapore. They sell the best things!!) Anyway, cookies are best stored in the fridge, in an airtight container or ziplock bag, for up to a week :)