Everyone loves getting cookies, but dogs are the most appreciative recipients.

Commercial dog treats are definitely tasty, but they may be filled with empty carbohydrates and chemicals. The best dog treats are those that come from your own kitchen. So, grab your apron and let’s start baking! Your dog will thank you for reading this.

Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats

Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin puree

3 tbsp peanut butter

3 cups gluten free flour, brown rice flour or whole wheat flour

½ tsp cinnamon (optional)

2 eggs

½ cup oats

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon and oats in a small bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the eggs, peanut butter and pumpkin until well combined
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  5. Sprinkle flour on the table or countertop
  6. Pour the mixture
  7. Dust your hands and the rolling pin with flour and roll dough out to ½ inch thickness
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown

Basic dog biscuits

Ingredients

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

½ cup hot water

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1 tsp chicken or beef bouillon granules

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water
  3. Pour the flour into the mixing bowl. Add the egg, salt and water
  4. Knead the dough until it forms a ball
  5. Roll the dough out to ½ inch thickness
  6. Cut into slices or bone shapes using a cookie cutter
  7. Place the dog biscuit cut-outs on lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. Bake the cookies for 30 minutes
  9. Place on cooling racks and allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes

Leftover trail mix

To create a flavorful trail mix, combine any of the following leftovers from your refrigerator.

Ingredients

Pieces of meat (rinse if seasoned)

Fruits (no raisins or grapefruits)

Vegetables (no onions)

Potatoes

Directions

  1. Cut ingredients into ½ inch thick pieces
  2. Lightly spray with cooking spray
  3. Place into a 200°F pre-heated oven or a food dehydrator until dried