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Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Sweets for your pooch

Humans aren’t the only ones who need a treat every now and then. Instead of buying the same old dry treats for your dog, bake up some fun and exciting treats that look so good, you’ll want to try them yourself.

Sweets for your pooch

Humans aren't the only ones who need a treat every now and then. Instead of buying the same old dry treats for your dog, bake up some fun and exciting treats that look so good, you'll want to try them yourself.

Bacon biscuits

Pumpkin biscuits

Makes 12 to 24 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup dry old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine pumpkin, oats, milk and cinnamon. Spoon batter onto baking sheets in small mounds.
  3. Bake biscuits for 10 to 15 minutes or until baked through. Let cool, then remove from tray.

Peanut butter balls

Makes 12 to 12 balls

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat flour with peanut butter, honey, water and oil. Roll batter into balls and place on baking sheets.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until balls are baked through.

Bacon biscuits

Makes 12 to 24 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices turkey bacon (cooked and cut up)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • Bacon grease from cooked bacon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine bacon, eggs, flour, powdered milk, bacon grease, water and parsley. Mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture onto baking sheets and flatten.
  4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until baked through. Let cool before removing from pans.

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