Pumpkin Paw Prints

Treat the dog this Thanksgiving with homemade cookies that they are sure to love.

Posted: November 21, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

 dog with pumpkin
We all want to spoil our pets during the holidays, but giving your dog table scraps can be dangerous.

This do it yourself dog treat recipe for Paw Print Pumpkin Biscuits is safe for your furry friend. The recipe comes from Roberta Deen of Capers Catering Company in Los Angeles. She is one of the chefs who contributed to the book The Culinary Canine: Great Chefs Cook for Their Dogs- And So Can You!

Easy to make our dogs gobbled them up. They would also make great dog lover gifts to take to your friends this holiday season, just package them up in cellophane or a nice tin.
Paw Print Pumpkin Dog Treats

Preheat oven to 325 (300 if using a convection oven)*


1 cup plain canned pumpkin puree
1 cup peeled, 1/4” diced, lightly blanched fresh pumpkin
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup canola oil


1. Mix above ingredients in a large bowl

2. Add water to achieve a chocolate-chip cookie like consistency

3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper

4. Drop by teaspoons (for the petite puppies) and Tablespoons (for the big guys) onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart

5. Flatten into rounds with a fork in a cross-hatch pattern

6. Bake for 10 minutes

7. Switch the baking sheets front to back, top to bottom and bake for 5-10 minutes longer until golden and firm - adjusting time for teaspoons (a bit less) and for tablespoons (a bit longer)

8. Turn off oven and leave the door open until the treats cool completely

Yield depends upon size of the cookie


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jenny   Dallas, TX

11/26/2011 7:27:42 AM

what could you use instead of "lightly blanched fresh pumpkin" ? so that they could be made at any time of year? ?

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jb   lodgepole, NE

11/25/2011 12:11:15 PM

Sounds good- might be o.k. for us too.

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p   p, PW

11/24/2011 11:45:41 PM

Sounds good

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i   i, ID

11/23/2011 11:58:01 PM


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