Cello has had recurring ear infections lately. It was suggested to us to try her on a grain-free diet for 30 days to see if her ear problem ceases. Her dog food is of very high quality, and is already grain free. However, all of the treats I was making her had whole-wheat flour as an ingredient …so – this is the first grain-free treat to be made in Cello’s Cucina!
We are going to go camping for Thanksgiving, so I decided to make these treats to bring on the trip for Cello… I chose Fall cookie cutters…a turkey, 2 different shaped leaves, an acorn, and a Squirrel (Cello’s favorite!)
Fall cookie cutters
Cello is licking her lips waiting for her treats to be done!
2 1/2 to 3 c. of organic garbanzo bean flour (SEE NOTE)
2 1/2 Tbsp of creamy organic peanut butter (unsweetened and no salt)
Be sure that the peanut butter you use doesn’t contain xylitol)
2 Tbsp pure natural organic honey
3/4 c. organic canned pumpkin (PURE pumpkin – NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1. preheat oven to 300 degrees F
2. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until completely combined
3. The dough will be very sticky – so generously flour everything – including your hands. Roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters of your choice to cut out the cookies.
4. Place cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie tray, and bake the cookies for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. The cookies will
come out a pretty pumpkiny-brown! Let cool on a wire rack for soft treats, or turn oven off and let treats sit in oven for 1-2 hours or more if you want crunchier treats. I baked mine at night, so I just shut the oven off and left treats to cool overnight. In the morning I put some in the refrigerator, and some in the freezer to take on our camping trip.
Cookies can be stored in an air tight container in refrigerator for approximately 2 weeks – or in the freezer if you would like them to last a bit longer, or if you wanted to save them for a later date.
NOTE: have lots of extra garbanzo bean flour – the dough is REALLY sticky…so you will need to add flour to the dough, the cookie cutters, the roller, and the work surface (I used a glass cutting board – which worked the best with this sticky dough)
This is our first time camping for Thanksgiving…we went to Elk Neck State Park with friends Jerry, Russ, and their dog, Dixie. Russ deep fried a turkey (our first time having deep fried turkey…YUM!!!) We visited Turkey Point Lighthouse and the town of Northeast, and went on a nice hike to see the white clay cliffs.