Dog biscuits are central to Bettina’s whole belief system. She worships our magic bottomless treat jar. Blue and Bettina dance when they see a biscuit in my hand. Bettina does helicopters and tries to help me out by jumping up to get the biscuit from me so I don’t have to bend over and give it to her. She’s very considerate that way.
In honor of National Dog Biscuit Day, Blue and Bettina have agreed to let me share the recipe for our special biscuits. You can make a double batch of dough and freeze half for later.
YIKMDLF Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Biscuits
½ cup canned pumpkin
½ cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ cup oatmeal
2 cups buckwheat flour
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Dough will be dry. If it isn’t holding together you can add a bit more water as needed but you want the dough to be on the dry side. Rollout the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut cookies out with your favorite dog themed cookie cutters (we use dog bones and fire hydrants). Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven until golden. About 40 minutes.
You can leave out the oatmeal and add a bit more buckwheat flour for a completely grain free treat. You may also substitute regular flour for buckwheat flour.
These cookies will smell amazing while they are cooking and it is not unheard of to find hounds standing around the oven drooling while they bake. Enjoy!