Gallery: DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Hav...

While you're baking up some yummy sweets and treats this holiday, don't forget about man's best friend. They know what's up - they can smell what's baking, and are drooling just thinking about the cookies, cakes and candies only feet away from their wet noses.
 
While you're baking up some yummy sweets and treats this holiday, don't forget about man's best friend. They know what's up - they can smell what's baking, and are drooling just thinking about the cookies, cakes and candies only feet away from their wet noses. So this season, give them their own holiday treat in the form of a homemade doggie cookie! Filled with pumpkin, peanut butter and oats, your pup will salivate over the dough and beg to just lick the bowl. Plus making your own homemade dog treats means you know exactly what's going into them -- no preservatives, fillers or other unhealthy stuff. Read on for our super simple vegetarian pumpkin peanut butter doggie cookies. They also make a great gift for friends and family with dogs of their own!

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things – pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for dog’s digestion and their bowels and sometimes we just put a spoonful of it in his dry food. After researching a few other dog treat recipes, like this one, I decided to make up my own version. See below for the recipe and instructions.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (in my case I used gluten free flour, because that’s all we have in our house)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 eggs (to make vegan, follow these instructions to replace the egg with flax seed)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

OTHER MATERIALS

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Sheets with parchment paper or baking liners

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2 Comments

  1. Bridgette Meinhold Bridgette Meinhold December 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Hey fizzylizzy – One batch makes 9-12 dozen cookies, depending on how big of a cookie cutter you use and how thin you roll out the dough.

  2. fizzylizzy December 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    How many treats does one batch make?

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