These pumpkin dog cookies for your furry friend taste so good they will beg for more!
Even though it’s a fall flavor, these pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies are perfect all year long. Your furry friend will love them – and they are so good for them that you’ll enjoy giving them more of these homemade treats.
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Why These Pumpkin Cookies for Dogs Are the Best
Your dog is going to love these pumpkin and peanut butter dog cookies! And you won’t mind making them because they take no effort.
You probably already have all the ingredients needed to make these pumpkin treats. Yep, I used pantry staples to make this dog treat recipe.
These homemade dog cookies with pumpkin are made with whole, vegan ingredients – so they are nutritious for your dog. Your pup will think they are eating a treat, but you will know they are eating nourishing food that is as good as a vitamin.
That’s why I enjoy making homemade dog treats so much. I know that my furry friends are eating nutritious food – you never know what’s in the goodies from the store.
Want to know what is so healthy about them? In this post, I’ll tell you the nutrition information about these homemade pumpkin dog treats.
Dog cookies with pumpkin and oat flour are some of the best healthy dog treats you can make, and they are a grain-free treat that is high in dietary fiber.
If you enjoy baking healthy dog treats, then this pumpkin dog cookies recipe is just for you!
Not only are these a special treat that even picky eaters love, but you can give them to another dog mom as an excellent gift for their little pup too! It’s such an easy recipe that you won’t have any problem making a double batch of pumpkin peanut butter dog treats.
The crunchy pumpkin dog cookies recipe with nutritional information is just a little further below. First, here’s more about the ingredients and why I chose to use them.
Benefits of Pumpkin
I used pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling in this recipe. Pumpkin pie filling can contain spices toxic to dogs. Plus, it’s best to keep the added sugar amount low when making cookies for dogs. Dogs do not need any extra sugar in their diet, and these are sweet enough with just pureed pumpkin.
The pumpkin is one of the healthiest ingredients in these homemade dog cookies, and it is high in vitamin A and fiber and has disease-preventing antioxidants.
Benefits of Oat Flour
Did you know that oats have lots of healthy nutrients too? That’s why dog treats with oat flour are great for making your fur babies! These treats are gluten-free, so you can give them to your pet if they have issues with wheat.
Oats have vitamin B, which helps your pet maintain a healthy coat. It’s also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids that helps keep a dog’s skin firm and healthy.
Just like pumpkin, oats have soluble fiber in them too. This fiber is beneficial for your dog’s digestive system and will help them regulate glucose levels and relieve them if they have trouble pooping.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Dog Cookies
The exact ingredient amounts and step-by-step directions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. First, I want to share some information about the ingredients I used in these pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
Here’s a list of what you need to make these easy pumpkin cookies for dogs – just four simple ingredients! Use organic ingredients if you want to make organic dog cookies.
- Pumpkin – Use plain pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix.
- Creamy Peanut Butter – Be sure to use unsweetened natural peanut butter. Do not use peanut butter that contains xylitol, an artificial sweetener toxic to dogs.
- Egg – Binds all the ingredients together and is an excellent source of protein.
- Oat Flour – You can use store-bought or make your own from rolled oats.
I used oat flour instead of whole wheat flour because it’s naturally gluten-free.
Ingredient and Recipe Notes
When making this dog treats recipe, there are a few things to remember.
Can’t find oat flour at the store? Just put old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or blender and process until it has the consistency of flour.
You can use homemade pumpkin puree instead of canned. You can also use plain baked sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin.
If you don’t have a wire rack to let the treats cool, you can place them on a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat.
You can use a biscuit cutter or a pizza wheel if you don’t have cookie cutters.
How many homemade dog cookies should you give your dog at once? That depends on what else you gave your pet to eat that day. This might be a healthier treat, but it is still a treat.
Treats should not make up the bulk of your dog’s calorie intake – they should be something they eat on rare occasions, along with healthy dog food.
Dogs shouldn’t overeat too many carbs – even healthy ones from pumpkin and oat flour. For this reason, I suggest only giving your spoiled hound one cookie daily.
You probably have most of the kitchen items you need to make these homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog cookies. You can use any cookie cutter, but dog bone cookie cutters give these treats a cute dog bone shape.
- Measuring Cups
- Large Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Cutters for Dog Treats
- Baking Sheet
How to Make Pumpkin Dog Cookies
These are the recipe steps and some photos of the process for making the cookies. I hope they help you make this healthy pumpkin dog biscuits recipe!
You can scroll down to the bottom of this article for a printable recipe card.
- Place peanut butter, pumpkin puree, egg, and oat flour in a mixing bowl.
- Mix it all up until it’s well combined, and you can form a dough ball.
- Place the dough on parchment paper.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut the treats and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Transfer the baked treats to a wire rack to cool.
How to Store Baked Dog Cookies
Store the DIY dog cookies in a container for dog treats. You can store your pumpkin peanut butter cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, and they will last up to 7 days.
You can freeze them for up to 4 months for more extended storage.
A dog treat jar is best, so they are not mistaken for human treats. Here are some cute ones on Amazon:
- Metal Farmhouse Style Dog Treats Jar
- Rae Dunn Good Dog Ceramic Dog Treats Canister
- Clear Plastic Paw Print Air-tight Container
Can you eat these dog cookies?
Yep, you can eat these cookies! All of the ingredients are safe for human consumption. Since they aren’t sweet, I doubt you would enjoy them. I suggest making Pumpkin Cookies to enjoy and share with family and friends.
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Popular Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
Want to make more treats for your dog? Here are some different types of dog treats to make:
- Apple Carrot Dog Treats
- Christmas Cookies for Dogs
- Dog Breath Treats
- Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats
- Oatmeal Pupcakes
- Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
- Pizza for Dogs
Find more easy dog treat recipes here on Spoiled Hounds!
Want to get the best store-bought dog treats instead of making homemade ones? Check out these favorite dog treats on my Amazon dog treats ideas list.
Pumpkin Dog Cookies
- 2½ cups Oat Flour
- ½ cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
- ¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter natural and unsweetened
- 1 Egg
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together to form the dough.
- Place the dough on parchment paper.
- Roll out the dough until it is ½ inch thick.
- Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
- Place the cutouts on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking tray.
- Gather the dough scraps, re-roll, and cut until there is none left.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the treats from oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
is there any other recipe to make pumpkin cookies for dog(s) because my dog can not have peanut butter and any kind of nuts
Renee Dobbs says
You can use SunButter (sunflower seed butter) instead of peanut butter to make these pumpkin cookies.
These are very easy to make. My dogs absolutely love them, too. I add a little cinnamon to the dough.
I just finished cooking 2 pumpkins for pies, soups, etc.
My dogs love peanut butter pumpkin cookies.
The 1st time, before I made them, I wanted to see which pumpkin they preferred: canned or fresh.
I gave them some fresh cooked pumpkin. They gobbled it quick. I gave them some canned pumpkin. They turned their nose up.
So glad I did that 1st.
So, I make sure to get 4-6 pumpkins every season to get the seeds, flesh and pumpkin water. I freeze most of it for later use.
My dogs are so cute sitting by the oven waiting for me to take the baked pumpkins out.
Also, when I making and baking these cookies, all 3 dogs will stay in the kitchen until I’m done. One of our dogs will whine the second I take them out.
It’s torture, her having to wait til they’re cool. 🤣
Renee Dobbs says
How adorable that they stay in the kitchen until they cookies are done! I’m so glad they are enjoying the treats.
Renee Dobbs says
Interesting that they like homemade pumpkin instead of canned. I’ll have to make some and see how Milo and Luke like it.
What is the best way to store the dog treats? Should they be a little soft or crispy?
Renee Dobbs says
Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. You can freeze them for up to 4 months. They should be a little crispy after baking. But just like human cookies, you can make them softer or crispier by baking them a little less or longer.
What is the best way to store the dog treats? Should they be a little soft or crispy when they come out of the oven?
Virginia Monaghan says
I made a batch of the dough today and baked about 24 very small treats for my dog. Can the dough be frozen? I’m not sure I can use it all up at once since my dog is small and she’s on a limited diet due to a stomach tumor.
She loved the couple of treats I gave her!
Renee Dobbs says
I haven’t tested it, but I think it would be okay to freeze the dough. Just thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Alternatively, you can freeze the treats and just take a few at a time out of the freezer.