Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday and PPO cookies

Ruckus the American Eskimo Dog Blog

Cooking for your dogs is easy and fun.
You can take any recipe and customize it for your bunch!  The possibilities are endless.

PPO cookies
Peanut butter, pumpkin and Oats:

 2 1/2 cups flaked oats processed as flour [Food process some oats until ground ]
 2 eggs
 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
 2 tablespoons peanut butter - we like chunky, you can use smooth.
 1/2 teaspoon salt {optional}
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Be creative. My bunch like hard rope pieces about 2 inches long.  Dehydrate at 155F approximately 4 to 6 hours or until dry. You do want them HARD and DRY .

I love these, but cheapo is very stingy with them.  And I saw her eat one... or two...I better shut up. Sniff.

Now, look at this recipe and see how you can "customize it". Then enter your recipe here:

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Send us  your best dehydrator dog/ cat treat recipes! You know this is easy. It can be anything from those wonderfully crisp cookies, to jerky treats with any kind of meat, to veggies or  to those yummy fruit leathers. Just about any recipe can be adapted to dehydrator coooking.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Unknown said...

That is a great giveaway! I saw it posted yesterday, But I have no recipes to share which is one of the requirements for the giveaway :(
Thanks so much for linking up to thoughtless Thursday today with ruckus and I !
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Unknown said...

I am not sure if my last comment went through, it did something weird, so I apologize if this is a duplicate!
It is a great giveaway, thanks for sharing, and thanks for the recipe as well.
Have a happy thoughtless Thursday and many thanks for linking up with us today!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

ruckustheeskie said...

Awesome, I can't wait to be a part of this. Getting my post ready and will send to you and kol's soon :) Happy Thoughtless Thursday! Thanks for sharing it on TT!

D said...

Very yummy sounding cookies! :) I love baking for Niles since it's so much fun trying out new creations.

M. K. Clinton said...

Those sound delicious! I am just starting to experiment with dehydrating fruit. I'll save your recipe to try! Thanks!

silvieon4 said...

MK have you tried layering fruit leathers, rolling them up and slicing them in pinwheels? They are delicious!