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Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

The whole family can enjoy seasonal flavors ─ including the dog! There’s nothing scary about this easy-to-make Halloween recipe, but your dog will be howling in delight.


  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie filling which contains excess spices and sugar)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (preferably organic)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup water, as needed
  • Pumpkin and/or Halloween-shaped cookie cutters


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except water. Add in water sparingly, as needed (depending on the amount of oil in peanut butter, recipe may require up to ½ cup). Dough should be sticky, but not dry. If dry, add more water; if too sticky (sticking to fingers), add an additional pinch of flour.
  3. Roll dough out on a lightly-floured surface. Cut out treats using pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters; create indent designs with Halloween-shaped cookie cutters.
  4. Place treats on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving to dog or refrigerating. Warning: the smell of these treats is frighteningly good…you might just have to test one before your dog chows down!

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