Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
MUSIC PAIRING: The Revivalists, Vital Signs
I wish I had some amazing excuse for not posting in months. Something like I’ve been traveling the globe, eating all the butter in France or drinking all the beer in Belgium. What if I just told you I was doing that so you could all ‘ooo’ and ‘ahhh’ over my perfectly free spirited life? Would you be disappointed if instead I said I’d been wrapping up 11 years of life in New York City in order to return home to the great state of Georgia? See, the thing is, my move has felt as big as eating all the butter in France and drinking all the beer in Belgium.
If you know me well, you know that I am not afraid to take risks. The past few years of my life have felt like one big risk, honestly, between leaving New York City for culinary school in Italy, building a life in Denver, returning to New York City… Things have been hectic. And things have also been scary. But nothing that I’ve done over the past five years has been anything less than extraordinary in terms of having faith and believing that I am always on the path I’m supposed to take. As I waited (im)patiently for my Cicerone test results, I knew the next risk was brewing under the surface, just waiting for me to go after it. No pun intended.
As of July, I’ve taken the biggest risk yet and packed up my life in NYC and returned home to Atlanta to pursue my passion of beer. I never thought I would return to the South. Ever. However, our lovely bible belt state finally passed some laws that lift restrictions on beer that have been in place since Prohibition so I knew that anything in the beer world would be fresh, new and so exciting here in Georgia. I could never know that this decision would be one of the best I’ve made in years. Leap and the net will appear, folks.
One of the first items on my to-do list when I left the Big Apple was get a puppy. I extend a giant ‘thank you’ to my BRC girls who lovingly listened to me incessantly talk about getting a puppy “one day”. Welp, I did. For the past three months, I’ve been raising my darling golden retriever puppy, Yorke. He is the love of my life.
I thought to myself that it would be quite fitting and appropriate to make my first recipe post after so long involve my sweet boy. I feel that doggies should be treated as well as we treat ourselves so I decided to make Yorke some homemade dog biscuits. I had so much fun doing these even if I tore the dough with nearly every single cookie cutter cutout. Truthfully, I about lost my mind but then I’d glance down at Yorke and knew it was all worth it.
Welcome to my delicious world, sweet puppy. I am so glad you’re here.
Why The Revivalists? With all the change in my life, obviously I needed some new music to go along with it. My brother recommended The Revivalists to me based on David Shaw’s sound that’s reminiscent of my beloved local NYC artist, Robbie Gil. I totally dig them. Thanks for the suggestion, Michael!
Recipe by: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice, no added ingredients
- 4 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball. Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper.
- Gently use your desired cookie cutters to cut and lift cookies into ideal shape.Transfer to a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are hard. Let cool completely before serving.
- I needed to bake mine a lot longer than this to totally dry them out but just keep a watch on yours and see how they do. I also stored mine in a bowl uncovered on the counter to avoid them getting soft.