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Tasty Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

These homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats are super easy to make and they’ll leave your dog begging for more! This dog treat recipe also makes a great gift to give to your favorite furry friends during the holidays!

Guys, I spend a lot of money on dog treats so I’ve been experimenting with making more homemade dog treats and slowly weeding out the store-bought treats. 

Not only is this saving me a little bit of cash but it also makes me feel better to give the boys homemade dog treats that are healthy and don’t contain harmful ingredients. 

I’m not saying that all store-bought dog treats are bad, but when I was checking the calories on the treats that I bought recently, I know they contain a few ingredients that my dogs can do without. 

And some dog treats are loaded with calories and added calories and fat is not what Odin, Finn or Lou need. 

I’ve nailed down a few recipes that make the dogs drool but today’s peanut butter dog treat recipe is less about the treats and more about the adorable dog cookie cutters that I bought recently!

cute newfoundland dog cookie cutters for homemade dog treats

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Super Cute Newfie Cookie Cutters

As I was scrolling Instagram one day, a few Newfie friend that I follow made a batch of homemade dog biscuits and she used the cutest Newfie cookie cutter!

Of course, I asked her where she got it but it was given to her as a gift from a friend so she wasn’t sure. 

That sent me down a rabbit hole searching the internet for this adorable Newfie biscuit cutter. 

It wasn’t long before I found it and then I found another, and another, and another. 

Before I knew it I had $80 worth of cookie cutters in my cart. 

I found the clear/white Newfie head cookie cutter on Amazon and the Newfie body and other Newfie head I found on Etsy.

newfoundland dog cookie cutter

These are from Amazon

So the cookie cutters that I got on Etsy are actually more like cookie stamps and they came from Plumlov, Czechia. 

I’m telling you guys this because if you want to order them for the holidays, you should order them now.

I ordered them on October 7th and received them on October 20th which wasn’t bad but I’m sure shipping will get longer the closer we get to the holidays. 

Also, expect to pay for shipping. (I paid over $20 for shipping)

newfoundland dog cookie stamps

The other Newfie head I ordered from Amazon and it was here in 2 days.

I also ordered a few other cute ones too!

About The Dog Treat Recipe

ingredients for peanut butter dog treats

The recipe I used is one of my favorite ones so far because it’s super easy, works well with detailed cookie cutters and the dogs absolutely go crazy for them!

The ingredients I used in this peanut butter and pumpkin dog treat recipe are whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, eggs, peanut butter, cinnamon and ginger. 

  • Pumpkin puree. You can use canned pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree. Just make sure you don’t use pumpkin pie mix and if you use homemade pumpkin puree you might need to use more flour.
  • Whole wheat flour. I find that wheat flour works best but you can use brown rice flour, just keep in mind that you might have to tweak the other ingredients a bit. 
  • Peanut butter. Almost every dog loves peanut butter! You can use homemade dog-safe peanut butter or organic peanut butter.  Just make sure that if you use natural peanut butter that you stay away from anything that contains xylitol which is toxic to dogs
  • Eggs. Eggs are what is going to bind all your ingredients together.
  • Ceylon cinnamon. I love using cinnamon in homemade dog treats and the boys love it too! Ceylon cinnamon is said to be safe cinnamon for dogs and it’s the same type I use to make sweet potato dog chews.
  • Ginger. I LOVE ginger and it’s safe for most dogs to consume in small amounts. Check with your vet if your dog is taking any anti-coagulants or NSAIDS like Deramaxx or Rimadyl. You can omit this ingredient if you don’t have it!

I also chilled this dough before I rolled it out. 

The instructions that came with the cookie stamps recommended that you use cold dough and it actually worked great!

I also lightly floured my surface before I rolled the dough out and I floured the rolling pin and the cookie stamps. 

I thought these stamps might be hard and frustrating when making dog cookies but I was really happy with the results!

dog breed cookie cutters

Simple Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree 
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger (optional)

pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter and whole wheat flour for homemade dog treats

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Mix all the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs) together in a large bowl
  • Add cinnamon and ginger
  • Mix
  • Gradually add flour and mix. Don’t be shy! Get in that mixing bowl and mix with your hands! If your dough is sticky, add more flour. 

ingredients for peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats in large mixing bowl

  • Chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes ( I chilled mine for about 45 minutes and it was good)
  • Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and rolling pin
  • Roll dough onto a floured surface
  • Lightly flour your cookie cutter and/or cookie stamp
  • Cut your cookies
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

cute Newfoundland dog cookie cutters

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. I baked mine for 30 minutes and let them cool in the oven because my dogs like crunchy treats.  Baking time will vary based on how thick your peanut butter treats are.
  • Store in an airtight dog treat jar or regular airtight container for up to 7 days, store in the fridge for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Now for the best part-serve to your pups!

This dog treat recipe made 24 cookies: 16 Newfie faces and 8 Newfie bodies. I rolled the dough out to about 1/4 of an inch thick.

A few other notes:

When using the cookie stamps from Etsy for these pumpkin peanut butter dog treats, when you’re pressing down, twist it a little to cut the dough better. Also, make sure that you’re pressing down on all the details. 

My dogs are big fans of these homemade treats and even my sister’s picky eaters love them which is why I’m making a second batch today!

Of course, I also got a Corgi face cookie cutter and you guessed it, I’m working on seeing if these will work for homemade dog ornaments too!

The clay is drying as I write this so stay tuned!

homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats using newfoundland dog cookie cutters

Tasty Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Yield: 24 baked dog trest
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes 25 seconds
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes 25 seconds

These homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats are super easy to make and they'll leave your dog begging for more! This dog treat recipe also makes a great gift to give to your favorite furry friends during the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree 
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter (make sure it doesn't contain xylitol)
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl-pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs
  3. Add cinnamon and ginger
  4. Mix
  5. Gradually add flour-don't be shy! Get in that mixing bowl and mix with your hands! If your dough is sticky, add more flour. 
  6. Chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes ( I chilled mine for about 45 minutes and it was good)
  7. Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and rolling pin
  8. Roll dough onto a floured surface
  9. Lightly flour your cookie cutter and/or cookie stamp
  10. Cut your cookies
  11. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  12. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. I baked mine for 30 minutes and let them cool in the oven because my dogs like crunchy treats.  Baking time will vary based on how thick your peanut butter treats are.
  13. Store in an airtight dog treat jar or regular airtight container for up to 7 days, store in the fridge for 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months
  14. Now for the best part-serve to your pups!

Notes

Substitutes

Pumpkin puree-you can use homemade pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin puree but don't use pumpkin pie filling because it contains nutmeg which is toxic to dogs.

Peanut Butter- you can use whatever kind that is dog-safe. Do not use peanut butter that contains xylitol.

Flour- I think that whole wheat flour works best for this recipe but you can also try brown rice flour or grain-free flour. If you substitute flour, you may have to adjust other ingredients to get the dough to the right consistency to work with the cookie stamps.

If you would rather make this a 4-ingredient recipe, ginger and cinnamon are optional.

Your bake time and calories count might be different based on what size dog treats you make.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This calculation is based on an equal serving size of treats. Depending on the size of the cookie cutters that you use the calories per treat will vary. Other varying factors include different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. Always speak to your veterinarian before adding new food to your dog's diet. These dog treats are meant to be fed in moderation.

 

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Tuesday 30th of August 2022

[…] That’s why I have a tendency to stay to home made frozen canine treats in September, as a substitute of turning on the oven and baking pumpkin dog treats.  […]

Anna

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Thank you, I made a batch of these to use up the insides from our Halloween pumpkin. Our dog loves them and so do all her friends. I even tried the fussy Spanish water dog. He licked his lips and then begged fir more which is unheard of. These treats get massive paws up from the UK.

Jen

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Hi Anna!

I'm so happy that your dogs loved them! These are Odin's all-time favorite treats at the moment!

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