Darn Good Dog Cookies

Dogs need wholesome real food too.  Pet treats are often made with food coloring/dye, have sugar either in the treat or added to ‘yogurt frosting’.  Grains added to pet treats are often the worst quality made from GMO grains or even animal by-products.  Look out for your best four legged friend and check ingredient labels.  With a little time you can whip up a batch of homemade cookies for your pooch.

 Photo by Tam John

Photo by Tam John

Try this recipe for Pumpkin Cherry Dog Gone Good Cookies


Use organic as much as you are able.   Organic rice and grain flour is especially important to avoid chemicals and GMOs (arsenic is being found in rice and other grains not organically grown).

1 cup brown rice flour

¼ cup barley flour.  You could also substitute more brown rice flour.

½ cup pumpkin puree

1/8 cup molasses

¼ cup chopped fruit juice sweetened (or unsweetened) dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries.  If dry, soak them in water for 20 minutes, drain and pat dry before chopping.

1 egg

1 tsp. cinnamon

Cold water as needed


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Whisk dry ingredients until well combined

In a separate bowl whisk pumpkin, molasses and egg

Add wet mixture to dry and fold until well combined

Stir in dried fruit

Chill dough 30 minutes or longer.

Using wax paper and extra flour you can roll these out and use dog bone, bunny or deer shaped cookie cutters.  If dough is too dry, add cold water a teaspoon at a time.  To save time you can also drop by teaspoons on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake on bottom rack of preheated oven for about 20 minutes.  You want these crunchy or nearly crunchy for your pooch.  Allow to completely cool.  Store in refrigerator or freezer. 

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