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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Cookies are an easy homemade treat you can make for your furry friend! The flavors in these cookies will have your pup sitting pretty to get a taste.

Dog sitting in front of plate full of pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

We’re taking a slight detour today into the land of homemade dog treats! I love making Abby homemade treats, like her dog cake and pupcakes, but we make her cookies too!

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!

Why your dog will love this recipe

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 bone cookie cutters. Of course, any shape will work, but the bone ones are just too cute.

ingredients in dog cookies

Ingredients in Pumpkin Dog Treats

  • 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.
Pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies shaped as dog bones on a plate

How to Make Dog Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Overhead shot of wet ingredients being mixed in glass bowl

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.

Overhead process shot of dough being mixed in glass bowl

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.

Overhead shot of dog cookie dough rolled out and cookie cutters being cut

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.

Freezing Dog Cookies

These freeze well too! Freeze in plastic bags or airtight containers for up to 3 months.

My dog Abby eating pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies off plate

Easy Dog Cookies Recipe FAQ

Can dogs eat homemade cookies?

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.

Can I substitute for the pumpkin? 

Feel free to use the same amount of mashed banana in place of the pumpkin.

Can dogs eat pumpkin?

Yes, pumpkin is safe for dogs to eat. It’s a good source of nutrients and fiber!

Can dogs eat peanut butter?

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.

Can I make homemade dog cookies?

Yes, you can, and it’s really fun! These peanut butter dog cookies are made with simple ingredients, and our dog loves them.

Do I have to use a cookie-cutter? 

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.

Pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies shaped as dog bones on a plate

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Cookies Recipe

5 from 14 votes
If you want to treat your furry family member to a delicious treat, you need to give these pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies a try!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 treats
Serving Size 1 treat


  • ½ cup (122g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) whole wheat flour
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  • 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.

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Recipe Notes

  • Amount of cookies and bake time will depend on size of cookie cutter.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1treat | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Snack
Cuisine American

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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.

Last Updated on February 5, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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