puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies

puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table

This is a first! They're cookies and they're not for you or me but for the pups in our lives. And as you can see Snoopy figured out they were for him! That and eating could be one of Snoopy's favorite hobbies.

The genius behind these bright yellow puppy cookie treats is Billy of Wit and Vinegar, who recently released his colorful new book, Whip It Up

This pretty book is Billy Green all the way, from the styling, to the layout to the food! There are ricotta waffles, gingersnap ice cream, sriracha wings, chipotle shrimp tacos and an entire separate chapter devoted to homemade treats for pups. You will love this book!

These pumpkin and flaxseed cookies are very easy to make and require few ingredients. I think with a few tweaks, this could also be a human treat ;) (Hint, Billy)

Just a little note, you might need to add a little more water when bringing the dough together. The actual number of cookies will vary a little depending on size of your cookie cutter.

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puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table
puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table
puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table
puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table
puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table
puppy treats: billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies | A Brown Table

billy's pumpkin and flaxseed cookies (from Whip It Up by Billy Green)

yields: amount will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter (I got 16 - 2 inch long bone shaped cookies)

ingredients

1 tablespoon flaxseed powder

5 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons organic, sugar-free peanut butter

125g (1/2 cup) pumpkin purée

350g (2 cups) brown rice flour

1. Preheat your oven to 350F. 

2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flaxseed and water. Then let it sit for 2 minutes. 

3. Whisk in the peanut butter until completely smooth, followed by the pumpkin purée.

4. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Use your hands to knead the dough, moulding it into a ball. If it seems too dry, add an additional tablespoon of water. 

5. Roll the dough out  between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/2 cm thickness. 

6. Use a cookie cutter or small biscuit cutter to cut out shapes, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Re-roll scraps as needed: you should get anywhere between 24-36 treats, depending on the size of the treat.

7. Bake for 3o minutes, until lightly golden and dry to touch.

8. Let cool completely before giving to your dog. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.