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Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscotti

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We are smack dab in the middle of holiday baking season and I want to make sure that you get this dog biscotti on your baking list because pups like holiday goodies, too.  In fact, my doggies would like you put a temporary pause on all holiday baking until you’ve made a couple batches of dog biscotti and distributed it to your doggies and all their friends.  Because dogs are nothing if not sharing and generous with their treats.  Right?  Oh, yours aren’t?  Yeah, mine neither.  That’s why you need a couple batches.

pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

Your dogs will love this dog biscotti, but they are really not going to care the least bit that it’s biscotti and not a regular biscuit.  They might actually care that there’s pumpkin in there, though.  My doggies really like pumpkin, so I’ll take a guess that yours do too.  Pumpkin is pretty healthy for dogs and gentle on tummies, so these cookies have nutritional value and that’s always a bonus.

pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

Isn’t it funny how we assume that dogs have the same tastes as we do?  I suppose that is a little true, I know my dogs have never turned their nose up at eating something I was eating, but no dog is ever going to be excited for autumn because #pumpkinspiceeverything.  I think it would be more like #rottengarbageeverything or #moldycarcasseverything.  You know, in the world that dogs have their own social media platforms.

pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

So let me break down these treats for you: the fancy name is just for us, your dogs won’t care what these twice-baked pumpkin cookies are called as long as you are generous in handing them out.  One note of caution: follow the recipe and only include cinnamon.  You might be tempted to substitute pumpkin or apple pie spice, but those almost always contain nutmeg which is a huge no-no for dogs.  NUTMEG IS TOXIC TO DOGS.  Cinnamon is really what you smell anyway, so no nutmeg is no loss.  Also, to go back to before, it’s not as if dogs care what spices are in their treats.

The recipe as I’ve written it contains rice flour, so these are not grain free treats.  You could instead use all coconut flour, but the cookies will turn out crumbly and not as crunchy, so that’s your call.  My pups eat grain free dog food and have no problems with the rice flour when I make these, but every dog’s tummy is different.

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscotti

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 1 1/4 pounds dog biscotti

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups white or brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking tray with parchment or non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, sift or whisk together the dry ingredients: rice flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, water, eggs and coconut oil. Add the dry ingredients in three stages, mixing well after each addition until all the flour has been added.
  • Using your hands, press the dough together in the bowl, kneading lightly, until the dough forms one large piece. If this is difficult, add a tablespoon of water to further moisten the dough.
  • Split the dough into three equal pieces and place each piece on the baking tray and shape into a long, flattened log (about 7 inches by 3 inches).
  • Poke holes all over the dough with a fork, then bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • One at a time, place each log on a cutting board and cut into slices across the short side with a sharp bread knife. The slices should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick; thin enough to get really crispy, but thick enough not to break.
  • Lay the slices flat back on the baking tray and repeat with the remaining dough logs. Bake the slices for 90 minutes for extra crunchy treats.
  • Make sure you allow the biscotti to cool completely before putting in an air-tight container. The biscotti will keep up to 30 days (if you don't run out before then!)

Notes

Want to use other flours? Make sure you have a total of four cups of flour or the equivalent if using coconut flour. Coconut flour can be substituted 1/4 cup coconut flour for one cup other flour. This recipe is based on Mom's Famous Pumpkin Biscotti for Dogs found on www.food.com.

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pumpkin spice dog biscotti | the hobby room diaries

That’s all for today.  Enjoy your holiday baking for people AND for dogs!

Jody

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