8 Easy-to-Make Homemade Dog Cookie Recipes

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Written By: Angela Jakeson

8 Easy-to-Make Homemade Dog Cookie Recipes
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When baking homemade dog treats, cookies are one of the go-to favorites of many dog parents. Here are 8 easy homemade dog cookies recipes that anyone can make regardless of their baking skills.

dog treat recipesPeanut Butter Dog Cookie Recipe

Many dogs love peanut butter. If your furry friend is one of them, indulge his taste buds by baking a delicious treat using this dog cookie recipe.

A bowl of peanut butter surrounded by peanuts.

What you need:

For the drizzle:

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoon coconut oil

How to create peanut butter dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Create a thick, crumbly dog cookie dough in a large bowl by mixing flour, eggs, and peanut butter.
  3. Add a tablespoon of water one at a time to the dog cookie dough.
  4. Do this until it turns into a large ball.
  5. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface, then roll out the dog cookie dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut shapes on it using your choice of a cookie-cutter. If you don’t have any, a knife will do.
  7. Place the peanut butter dog cookies on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Let it cool before drizzling the homemade dog treats with coconut and peanut butter glaze using a spoon.

For the drizzle:

  1. Pour the peanut butter and coconut oil into a small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until well combined. The drizzle should have a runny but thick consistency.

Recipe notes:

  • Choose a natural peanut butter that is unsweetened and free from xylitol, an ingredient that is toxic to dogs.
  • You can substitute chicken broth with water to add more flavor to the peanut butter dog cookies.
  • You may need to use more water/broth when incorporating it with whole wheat flour as it tends to be a drier mix.

dog treat recipesGluten-Free Dog Cookie Recipe

Making homemade dog treats for pooches with gluten sensitivity can be a bit challenging since you need to choose the ingredients carefully. With this dog biscuit recipe, you won’t need to worry about accidentally triggering your fur baby’s gluten sensitivity.

Cookie molds that are shaped like dog bones.

What you need:

How to create gluten-free dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Form a dog cookie dough using your hands.
  5. If the dog cookie dough is too dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 pieces.
  7. Put the 2 dog cookie doughs on a floured surface.
  8. Using a rolling pin, flatten both doughs into a disc that is approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Use a cookie cutter or a sharp knife to cut bone shapes out of the gluten-free dog cookie doughs. Repeat this step until you have completely cut out shapes from the 2 doughs.
  10. Place them on a baking sheet.
  11. Bake the gluten-free dog cookies for 25 minutes.
  12. Let them cool before serving to your pooch.
  13. Keep leftovers of the homemade dog treats in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. The gluten-free dog cookie can last for about 2 weeks.

dog treat recipesPumpkin Dog Cookie Recipe

Add more fun and excitement to your dog’s Halloween celebration by surprising him with a batch of delicious pumpkin dog cookies.

Newly-baked dog cookies and dough.

What you need:

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons softened coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg

How to create pumpkin dog cookies:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease the baking sheet with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the softened coconut oil, water, peanut butter, and pumpkin puree. Stir until well combined.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the mixture. Then stir in the egg.
  5. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes a solid and slightly sticky dog cookie dough.
  6. Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface.
  7. Cut shapes on the pumpkin dog cookie dough.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cookies have hardened.
  9. Allow the pumpkin dog cookie to cool completely, then serve to your dog.

Recipe note:

To make pumpkin dog cookies softer, bake them for 14–16 minutes. This makes a good treat for dogs with dental problems and senior dogs.

dog treat recipesDog Christmas Cookies Recipe

The festive Christmas holidays cannot be without delicious desserts and confections. Don’t forget to make some for your beloved 4-legged friend. Here is a dog treat recipe fit for the Christmas season.

Dog cookie advent calendar being watched over by a dog.

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup plain applesauce
  • 1/4 cup dried, low-sugar cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 2 cups rolled oat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 large strawberries, diced
  • 4 finely chopped fresh mint leaves

*Optional: natural red food coloring

How to create dog Christmas cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. If you don’t have rolled oat flour, make one by pulsing 2 cups of rolled oats in the food processor. Transfer the flour into a bowl.
  3. Thaw the applesauce and frozen cranberries by heating them in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  4. Place the dried cranberries along with the fruit mixture in the food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add both rolled oat and almond flour and pulse until well incorporated.
  6. Add the eggs, coconut oil, and food coloring. Pulse until the dog cookie dough is formed.
  7. Form a dog cookie dough ball by kneading the dough with your hands.
  8. Place the dog cookie dough in the freezer and let it rest for 10–15 minutes.
  9. Put the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough approximately ¼ inches thick.
  10. Use the cookie cutter to stamp out the dog Christmas cookies.
  11. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Wait for the homemade dog treats to completely cool before tossing some to your furry friend.

dog treat recipesGrain-Free Dog Cookie Recipe

Does your furry friend have a sensitive stomach or perhaps an allergy to grains? Your dog will love to chow on some grain-free dog cookies. Follow this recipe, and you won’t have to stress about these delicious treats giving him tummy aches.

A dog cookie on a wooden spoon being held by a dog.

What you need:

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4–1/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 large eggs

How to create grain-free dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the mashed banana, eggs, and peanut butter in a large bowl until smooth.
  4. Mix baking soda, chickpea, and coconut flours, and whisk until all ingredients are properly combined.
  5. Sprinkle a small amount of coconut flour into the parchment paper. Then use a rolling pin to roll out the dog cookie dough. It should be about ½-inch thick.
  6. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes from the dough.
  7. Place the grain-free dog cookies on the lined baking sheets.
  8. Bake them for 14–16 minutes. For the dog cookies to bake evenly, rotate the baking sheets halfway through the baking time.
  9. Take the baking sheets out of the oven. Place them on the cooling rack for the grain-free dog cookies to cool completely.

Recipe notes:

If the dog cookie dough is too wet, add more chickpea flour. Start with 1/4 cup and work your way up.

dog treat recipesSuper-Easy Dog Cookie Recipe

Here is a 3-ingredient dog cookie recipe for those who want to bake healthy but budget-friendly treats dogs will absolutely love.

Extra-crunchy dog cookies made with peanuts and oats.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 large ripe mush banana

How to create easy dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Using parchment paper, line the baking sheet.
  3. Pulse the old-fashioned rolled oats in a blender until you create a fine flour.
  4. Mix the ripe banana and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the rolled oat flour to the mixture. Then mash the ingredients using a fork until they are thick and well combined.
  6. Roll the dog cookie dough on a lightly floured surface. Its thickness should be around ¼ inches.
  7. Cut the dog cookie dough using a knife or a pizza cutter. For small dogs, the recommended size is ¾ inches. For medium to large dogs, 1 inch will do.
  8. Put the mini-sized dog cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve to your beloved pooch once the dog cookies have fully cooled.

Recipe notes:

Add 2–4 tablespoons of peanut butter if the dog cookie dough is too crumbly. Make sure to mix it properly to acquire the desired texture.

dog treat recipesCoconut Dog Cookie Recipe

Coconut offers many health benefits for our canine companions, so why not use it to make yummy dog cookies? Dogs that love these treats will surely keep coming back for more.

Newly-baked coconut cookies and a bowl of grated dry coconut.

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flour
  • 1 large egg

How to create coconut dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place shredded coconut in a small bowl.
  4. Whisk the coconut and brown rice flours together in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Create a hole in the center and pour the wet ingredients.
  6. Mix all the ingredients using a spoon until a crumbly dog cookie dough is formed.
  7. Knead the dog cookie dough using your hands to turn it into a ball.
  8. On a floured surface, roll the dog cookie dough to about 1/4-inch thick with a rolling pin.
  9. Stamp the flattened dough with a cookie cutter.
  10. Gently press both sides of cut-out dog cookie doughs into the shredded coconut.
  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. After the time is up, flip the homemade dog treats over and bake for another 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer the coconut dog cookies to a wire rack to cool.

dog treat recipesSweet Potato Dog Cookie Recipe

The sweetness of sweet potatoes makes this vegetable appealing to pooches. Make homemade dog treats out of sweet potatoes by following this dog cookie recipe.

Pet-shaped cookie cutter and dough.

What you need:

  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 10-ounce can of shredded chicken breast in water; do not drain
  • 2 eggs

How to create sweet potato dog cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with a non-stick spray.
  3. Prepare the sweet potato by your desired cooking method. It could be boiled, microwaved, or roasted. Remove the skin.
  4. In a large bowl, thoroughly mash the cooked sweet potato using a fork. Make sure to remove all the big lumps.
  5. Place the egg, cooked sweet potato, and shredded chicken in the food processor. Blend until pureed.
  6. Transfer the puree into a large bowl and add the all-purpose flour.
  7. Mix until well incorporated.
  8. Knead the dog cookie dough to form a ball.
  9. Flour your working surface lightly with more coconut flour. Roll the dog cookie dough with a dusted rolling pin to approximately ¼-inch thickness.
  10. Cut out fun shapes using a cookie cutter or a knife.
  11. Place the cut-out dog cookie dough on the baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and let the homemade dog treats cool before serving.

Don’t Go Overboard

Newly-baked dog-shaped cookies.Make sure to set limits on how many homemade dog treats you feed Fido as excessive consumption can lead to tummy troubles.

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