January 27, 2011

For The Dogs

Homemade dog cookies anyone? This is a recipe that I've seen in many different variations. I've adjusted it every time I've made it and now I think I've finally got it where I want it (for consistency and what not). I haven't actually tasted these, but the dogs seem to love them.


  • 3 - 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 oz canned pumpkin (cooked sweet potato also works well)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Sprinkle of Cinnamon (optional)

In a bowl, mix peanut butter, pumpkin, eggs and salt. Add flour and cinnamon until ingredients are well blended. Roll dough on lightly floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough out to 1/2 inch pieces or use a cookie cutter of choice. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. You can adjust the size of the treat depending on the needs of your dog(s). Make sure you change the bake time accordingly.

The dough before rolling it out.

Rolled out and about to cut. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter for Valentines day. :)

About to be baked. As I've posted before, I use a silicone baking mat on my cookie sheets.

Just to give you an idea of the size of the cookie cutter I used.

Finished product...

A few things to note:
~ I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to making these. Don't stress if the texture seems off, etc.. The process is similar to making sugar cookies, but much easier.
~ My dogs love these and I'm hope yours will as well, but I can't guarantee it. :)

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