Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Cookies are an easy homemade treat you can make for your furry friend! The flavors in these dog cookies will have your pup sitting pretty to get a taste.
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We’re taking a slight detour today into the land of homemade dog cookies! I realized I’ve been making our fur baby, Abby, little homemade treats, but I haven’t shared them here. I mean, they’re cookies, so why not?
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs
While these cookies are meant for dogs, they’re human-friendly, too, because they’re made with all the regular ingredients. So, if you’re curious and want to take a little taste for yourself, feel free!
This dog cookie recipe combines pumpkin and peanut butter, two things Abby loves! They are combined with a few other ingredients to make a dough, and then you can cut them out, bake them, and – voila! – homemade dog cookies with pumpkin!
These pumpkin dog cookies with peanut butter are the best excuse to use one of those dog bone cookie cutters. Of course, any shape will work, but the bone ones are just too cute.
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs
Peanut Butter: Use your favorite peanut butter but make sure there is no xylitol in it. Dogs cannot eat xylitol – so a natural style peanut butter is best (look at the ingredient list!)
Pumpkin Puree: Not pumpkin pie filling! Double-check the label because you want a plain puree.
Molasses: For sweetness and my dog goes NUTS anytime I open the jar!
Egg: Use a large egg
Flour: I like to use whole wheat flour but these can be made with all-purpose as well.
How to Make Dog Cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
2. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin, peanut butter, molasses, and egg until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the flour and stir again. The dough will have a shaggy look and will be hard to stir once it’s combined.
3. Flour a work surface and place the dough on it. Knead it until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky. You may need to sprinkle more flour over it.
4. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin into the shape of a rectangle. It should be ¼” thick. Use a 1” or 2” cookie cutter to cut out the dough. Reroll the scraps and cut out more as needed. If you cut bigger or smaller cookies, the baking time will be different.
5. Bake the cookies for 15 to 18 minutes or until they are lightly golden on the bottom. Cool the cookies completely, and then store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
How to Store Dog Cookies
Peanut butter cookies for dogs keep well at room temperature for a week, or you can freeze them for up to a month. I usually have a stash in the freezer and thaw them in small batches.
Our furry family member loves them, but it’s always a good idea to check with your vet regarding what’s suitable for your dog’s diet before you make them. I love them because they’re EASY peanut butter and pumpkin dog cookies, and I know exactly what’s in them.
Feel free to use the same amount of mashed banana in place of the pumpkin.
Yes, pumpkin is safe for dogs to eat. It’s a good source of nutrients and fiber!
It’s always a good idea to check with your vet, but peanut butter is generally safe for dogs in reasonable amounts. However, they cannot eat xylitol or sweetness so make sure your peanut butter doesn’t have any added ingredients.
Yes, you can, and it’s really fun! These peanut butter dog cookies are made with simple ingredients, and our dog loves them.
You don’t have to use a cookie-cutter. Instead, you can either roll the dough out and cut it into squares or roll the dough into balls and flatten them before baking. The cookies won’t spread if you just scoop and drop the dough on the cookie sheet.
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup (122g) pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 large egg
- 1 ½ cups (186g) whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Stir together pumpkin puree, peanut butter, molasses, and egg until smooth. Stir in flour until you get a shaggy dough and can’t stir anymore.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until it comes together, adding more flour to the board and/or dough so it doesn’t stick.
- Roll dough to a large rectangle, about ¼-inch thick. Use a 1-inch or 2-inch cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet, re-rolling dough as needed.
- Bake small cookies for 15-18 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly golden. Cool completely before feeding or storing cookies. Cookies will dry out as they cool (they will be soft but firm).
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month.
- Amount of cookies and bake time will depend on size of cookie cutter.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Cookies are an easy homemade treat you can make for your furry friend! The flavors in these dog cookies will have your doggo sitting pretty to get a taste.
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Published on: November 29, 2021