Autumn and her friend Maggie, a sweet goldendoodle, loved the first round of my recent treat recipe I call Autumn Treats.
I call them Autumn Treats because they use classic autumn ingredients (like pumpkin) and well, my dog’s name happens to be Autumn. As a result, I needed to make a second round… this time, I made a variation of the first recipe. This version was as tasty as the first, or so I am told by my furry taste testers.
Watch the video clip to see Maggie and Autumn sample this recipe! Maggie is a little more discerning when it comes to trying new things, so I was flattered that she liked my concoction.
Scroll down to get the recipe for your own sweeties.
Sarah Whitman, MS
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Autumn Treats Variation right out the oven.
Here are some notes about this recipe.
Good for Any Age. When cooked, these treats are on the soft, crumbly side. That means they are appropriate for any aged dog, even an older sweetie who can’t chew that well.
Nice Batter. When making the cookies, I noticed the batter is on the dry side, soft and silky to the touch – not slimy like some batters. So it was nice to work with. Create cookies by just squeezing a small amount in your hand to form a small ball or patty shape.
A Little Crumbly. This recipe came out a little on the dry and crumbly side. It doesn’t bother me, but if you want to avoid crumbs entirely, try shaping appropriately-sized bite-sized cookies that your dog can have in one shot. I am also formulating a variation on this recipe, so stay tuned for that.
No Preservatives. With no preservatives, these cookies should be refrigerated or frozen. Keep in fridge for up to 4-5 days, or just freeze the batch and take out a few at a time as needed.
Flexibility. To increase your flexibility, I am offering a couple options for the ingredients. For example, you might use apples or applesauce, coconut flour or almond flour, etc. Keeping things easy is a good thing!