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Homemade Doggie Treats

With the holidays looming on the horizon, this year, not only can you bake holiday cookies for your friends and family, but you can now bake homemade doggie treats for their special fur babies.

Remember to buy some different sized dog bone cookie cutters. Larger ones for big bones and big dogs. Medium size for medium size dogs or just for any size dog treat. Smaller ones for your little guys or for tidbit size treats for all size doggies.

If you have children, involve them in the process. They’ll feel pretty proud each time they give their best buddy a homemade doggie treat they baked. Plus, if the kiddos want to take a nibble, not to worry. These treats are people grade food and pretty darn yummy. Now you’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your pup’s treats. No need to ever again worry about all those suspicious by-products and where they actually came from.

It’s a win-win proposition for everyone! Not only will your friends and family thank you, but their furry friends will love you forever. And now you’ll have another recipe to share. “Bone” Appetit!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Homemade Doggie Treats


  •      2/3  Cup   Canned pumpkin puree (Note: not pumpkin pie mix)
  •      1/4  Cup   Peanut butter (I use Jif as it has NO Xylitol in any Jif product (Note: Xylitol is deadly for dogs)
  •      2   Large eggs
  •      2-1/2 to 3 Cups Whole wheat flour


1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2.     In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs on medium-high speed until well combined. (about 1-2 minutes)

3.    Gradually add 2-1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional ¼ cup flour a little at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky.

4.    Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet.

5.     Place in oven and bake until the edges are golden brown—about 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely on rack before placing in containers.

Enjoy! Your pups will thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Doggie Treats”

  1. These look delicious! We give our Winston pumpkin every day in his food and he loves peanut butter and almond butter. He will love these. Thank you so much!

    1. Lisa Codianne Fowler

      Thanks, Dawn! Yes, he sure will. Remember, it’s okay if Winston wants to share his cookies with you. This recipe is human-friendly!

    2. Thank you Dawn. I know Winston will love them. My Golden Retriever, Drummer, is my official taste tester and seems to enjoy all of them. He too, gets pumpkin 🎃 in his food daily plus a scrambled egg cooked in a little olive oil. Dogs seem to love peanut butter so I knew he’d like these. Just be sure you use a peanut butter that doesn’t have xylitol as an ingredient. It’s deadly for dogs. I use JIF because it doesn’t have xylitol.
      Dawn, please be sure to take some pictures of Winston enjoying his yummy treats at post it with a little description. We thank you and so will Winston. 🐶🐶👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😊🐶🐶👏🏻👏🏻 Carroll

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