These dog cookies recipes from my pet bakery, Natural Pet Bakery, were chosen because dogs love their flavors, they use healthy ingredients and they are easy to make!
If you do a little experimenting, you will discover which flavors your dog likes best, and which flavors are not to his liking.
Personalize your dog treats occasionally by decorating them with dog treat icing and writing his name on the homemade dog treats.
In a hurry or short on time? I’ve found that using a dog treat biscuit mix can get the job done quickly.
Dog treat mixes are the easiest way I’ve found, to make dog treats! And I love them!
There are a lot of ways to look at recipes for dog cookies. You can consider the difficulty of a recipe, the number of ingredients, the flavors, the shapes, the process and the special needs of your dog.
However, your dog will see it differently: good or not so good! So, in the end, you will have to do some taste testing with your dog. And that is half the fun!
Cookie cutter cookies are by far the most popular dog cookies, simply because you can make such cute shapes and, you can decorate them with icing. If you are considering giving your dog cookies as a gift, these are the most impressive dog treats, especially when packaged well.
Here are some favorite recipes to help you get you started...
Bananas are a favorite treat for many dogs. These yummy little Banana Bear cookies capture the flavor of bananas and they can be dressed up with icing, as well.
Anise Seed Dogs
Anise seeds are a delicious flavor that both people and dogs love. Personally, I just love Italian pizzelles, with their anise seeds. Your dog will appreciate these dog cookies and the shape is perfect!
Have you ever tasted carob? It's very similar to chocolate, but, unlike chocolate, carob cookie cutter cookies are good for dogs (and for you, too).
Chicken flavored treats to temp your chicken loving pet! If you'd like, you can even add small shreds of leftover chicken to make these dog cookies even more appetizing.
Fire Hydrant Dog Cookies are especially appropriate for the males in the group. The ladies, of course, are more discreet about where they pee! Great gift idea for your dog's friends.
These Smiley Face dog cookies are fun to make, especially if you have a kid or two who likes to cut them out and then make the faces. Your dog will love them, as well, when they come out of the oven.
Perhaps the easiest of all dog cookies, drop cookies are simply dropped onto the prepared baking sheet, just like the familiar chocolate chip cookies that you have probably made many times.
On the other hand, don't rule out spritz cookies because they look too hard. Spritz cookies are the kind that you load to a tube and then squeeze onto the cookie sheet. They are easy and fun, as well.
Carob Chip Drop
Carob Chip Drop Cookies are just like chocolate chip cookies, except that you use unsweetened carob chips instead of the chocolate chips. Skip the walnuts, as well, as they can be harmful to your dog.
Bacon Cheese Spritz
Bacon Cheese Spritz Cookies use bacon bits, but you could also use small bits of bacon that you have cooked and chopped. These are fun and you can make a lot of different shapes.
Just like you, dogs tend to have favorite flavors in their food. If you know what your dog likes best, you can just make that kind of treat.
However, if you are not sure, it will be fun to try different recipes to see which ones become your dog's new favorite dog cookies or treats!
Here are a few to help you get started. If you don't find your dog's favorite flavor, do a search and you might just find it somewhere else on my website.
Carob Dog Cookie
Carob is a favorite for many dogs. There are several recipes for carob dog cookies on my website, and you can find them by following the link above.
Pumpkin Dog Treats - There are quite a few recipes for pumpkin dog cookies and treats on my site with pumpkin as an ingredient. This is just one of them.
Peanut Oat Drop Cookie
Easy as pie, these peanut oat drop cookies have some good nutrition packed into them. And, any peanut or peanut butter lover is sure to find them interesting.
Of course your dog may have special dietary needs. We don't want to forget dogs who are getting older, dogs who have medical issues or dogs who are simply fussy eaters!
These recipes are just a beginning.
Enjoy the recipes! And let me know how you make out...