Freshpet Fridge Challenge and DIY Dog Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Icing

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Since the refrigerator was invented in 1913, we’ve enjoyed fresh, delicious and healthy foods in our lives. However, it wasn’t until Freshpet introduced all natural, fresh and refrigerated food for pets in 2006 that they could enjoy this quality food as well. To help promote the importance of fresh, healthy foods for our dogs and cats, FreshPet is wondering:


Can You Live without the Fridge for 7 Days?


FreshPet Dog Joy Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Icing

We thought it sounded like a pretty interesting challenge so we agreed to do it and share the challenge with all of you. While there is no padlock on the fridge we were asked to use it as little as possible in order to really think about the difference between fresh food and the alternatives available. For me it means no fish for dinner unless it comes out of a can and well canned salmon is not as appealing as a fresh cooked piece of salmon. It also means no eggs for breakfast – expect on the day that I go and pick up our farm fresh eggs from the chicken lady she is available at the farmers market only once per week. Since the dogs are still getting their cold filter water that means I get to have cold filtered water too (hey it is only fair that any time they get something from the fridge I do too.) It means no frozen vegetables to add to those cans of beans to make a more hearty dinner – even if they did make it canned broccoli just doesn’t sound appealing. To gear up for the challenge I purchased a bunch of cans of chick peas, corn, and salmon. I also picked up a few bags of slit pea soup (the kind found in the kosher section where you start with the dry split peas.)

While I could go out and get take out or have food delivered I felt that actually trying to stick with the FreshPet Fridge Challenge would be more interesting and make me really think about how I want to feed Davinia and Indiana in the future.

For breakfast today I had Hot Tea and dry cereal. For lunch I had grits seasoned with salt and pepper, and tonight for dinner I am looking forward to Split Pea Soup. The girls love to have carrots from the soup so I bought a bag of carrots which I will throw in and once they are cooked will fish out and give to them.

1. We are a dry kibble household but that doesn’t mean that Davinia and Indiana do not get fresh food they just do not get food from the fridge on a daily basis. They get homemade treats, bites of my dinner (sometimes), and they occasionally share an egg breakfast with me.

Since we are taking the challenge and I know from past experience with them that Davinia and Indiana really like their FreshPet Dog Joy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies I decided to buy a package to use this week. I am the one taking the fridge challenge not the dogs and so I thought it would be fun to use the cookies in a recipe for our recipe this week.

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3 Ingredient Dog Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Icing #freshpetfridgechallenge
For those of you who aren't bakers or get scared in the kitchen this recipe is for you! It starts off using FreshPets Dog Joy ready to bake Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies. These cookies are much like cookie dough for people only they are made for dogs. They come pre-cut so all you have to do is pull out a baking sheet and throw them in the oven. The ingredient list will not have you cringing about cooking dog food in your oven.
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Cuisine: Dog Treats
Recipe type: Dog Treats
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Ingredients
  • 9 pre cut FreshPets Dog Joy ready to bake Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies
  • 3 tablespoons of Libby's Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix (I called to make sure there is no nutmeg in the mix which is something that can be toxic to dogs)
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place cookies 2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. While the cookies are baking in a microwave safe mixing bowl add the cream cheese and pumpkin pie mix and stir with a spoon or fork. You will notice that the cream cheese is still clumped together. Place in the microwave for 15 seconds remove and stir well. You will probably need to put it in for another 15 seconds before you are able to combine the two ingredients without lumps.
  2. Take the cookies out of the oven and cool completely on baking rack. Once cool take the spoon or fork you used to mix the pumpkin cheesecake frosting and frost the cookies. All the cookies to sit so that the frosting has a chance to set. You might want to place them in the fridge or freezer to help them set faster.
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of FreshPet for the #FreshPetFridgeChallenge. All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are our own.

Comments

  1. That’s an interesting challenge. Delia and I may have to try it! The cookies sound amazing. Delia eats FreshPet Selects. I didn’t know they made ready to bake cookie dough. We’re definitely going to try it! Thanks for the wonderful post!
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  2. We love the Freshpet cookies; only one variety is available at our store; I’ll have to return to see if they have this one. Our dogs aren’t fans of frosting, but they’ll love the cookies.
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  3. They look awesome!
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  4. looks yummy to me too!xx Speedy
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  5. These look yummy! I’d probably try to eat them myself, but I’m sure they wouldn’t be sweet enough for human tastes. The dogs love peanut butter and love pumpkin… they’d go crazy for these!
    I keep hearing about the FreshPet products, but haven’t tried any of them yet… didn’t know they had ready-to-bake cookies! I need to the store today anyway, so I’m going to look for them. I’m not going to lie for a minute – I pin all sorts of homemade dog treat recipes and then never make them… but ready-to-bake cookies are right up my alley! Love the icing too!
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  6. MMMMM I want to try these!
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  7. I have seen Fresh Pet in the store and wondered about it. I’m going to have to give it a try, now. I know our dog would love those cookies!
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  8. Mmmm… Looks better than some human food!

  9. They look very good, like people cookies. And I think I may have drooled a little when I saw the words pumpkin cheesecake icing.
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  10. Looks so good I want to eat it!!
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  11. What an interesting challenge! I don’t think I could make it more than a day or two. I would hate to think how many times a day I open the fridge.
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  12. Those cookies look divine! We too are a kibble house, but reading all these blog posts makes me want to start incorporating fresh food into Nailah’s meals. Thanks for sharing!
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  13. Those cookies look and sound fantastic!
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  14. I give big props to those of you who took the fridge challenge…i thought about it but just couldn’t do it…I’ve enjoyed reading how others fared
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  15. Never seen Fresh Pets Joy. Have to do some research and check it out. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  16. Jessica Sala-Bonin says:

    These look awesome!!! My little piggiebull loves will be trying these for sure!

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