Dog Cookie Recipes for a Happy and Healthy Dog

Dog Cookie Recipes
Dog Cookie Recipes

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Families love their family dogs, and giving them treats is one of those family activities everyone enjoys, especially the family dog!

Using your own dog cookie recipes is a great way to add to that fun and save money too.

There is also another benefit to making homemade dog cookie recipes…


…You can feel good knowing you are giving your dog healthy dog treats!

By watching ingredients and cutting out, or at least cutting down on, sugar, dye, flour, and preservatives, you can offer your family pet a better dog treat alternative at a better cost than you could just purchasing gourmet or organic dog treats from the store.  By the way, even if you make no other changes at all, just making your own dog treats without preservatives is a great way to increase the healthy nature of your pet’s food intake!

Below are some healthy dog cookie recipes and dog cookie treats that are easy to make, fun to create, and good for your dog to eat.


Oatmeal Dog Cookies


  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 pkgs regular oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup molassas
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1/3 cup spinach
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp. brown gravy mix
  • 4 Tbsp. applesauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients, and drop by a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove, and cool before serving.

Makes 20 cookies.


Carob Chip Dog Cookies


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened carob chips (do NOT use real chocolate chips in dog cookies as they are not good for dogs and can be toxic for dogs if eaten)
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour and unbleached white flour with 3/4 cup oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine shortening, egg, and vanilla, mixing with an electric mixer.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to the liquid mixture and mix a little more at low speed.
  5. Stir in carob chips and peanuts by hand.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet; then bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. Cool before removing from cookie sheet.


Homemade Dog Cookie RecipesNow your beloved family pet can enjoy some of your Christmas cooking too with this holiday dog cookie recipe using pumpkin and cinnamon!  

Additionally, pumpkin is really good for your dog’s digestion, and it can help a sick puppy feel better too, so these are actually good cookies for your dog or puppy any time of the year.


Pumpkin Dog Cookies


  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 Tbsp molasses
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend pumpkin, molasses, water, and vegetable oil.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon, and stir until a ball forms.
  4. Roll dough into balls, and  drop onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Flatten with fork coated with flour, and bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Cool before serving.


Gluten free recipes are gaining popularity these days, and you can even find gluten free dog recipes.

This homemade, gluten free dog treat recipe below is simple to make too.


Dairy Free Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Cookies


  • 1 banana, peeled and smashed
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley (for fresher breath) OR 1/2 cup dried mint (for better digestion)
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mash banana in large bowl.
  3. Add oat flour, oats, and parley (or mint).
  4. Then add peanut butter and egg, and stir.
  5. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Roll into 24 balls.
  7. Press down with the back of a spoon, and bake at 300 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Cool.

Storage:  These homemade dog cookies should be stored in the refrigerator.  They can also be frozen, but make sure you thaw them before you give them to your dog!

If you think your dog might like gluten free peanut butter dog cookie recipes, the Tidy Mom over at also has a great peanut butter and bacon dog cookie recipe.  You can get that dog cookie treat recipe at  Cut like dog bones, they are cute dog treats you’ll have fun making with the kids.


Would your kids enjoying using these silicone molds to make dog treats?   

Click the pic and see what you think! 

I hope you enjoy making your own dog cookies with these dog cookie recipes!  If you have any other homemade dog cookie recipe your family has enjoyed making (or your dog has enjoyed eating), please let us know!

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