Cookies for Your Dog DIY Designer, Homemade, and Wholesome

We have another great cookie recipe for you to try out for your pooch! Our doggies loved these cookies, and they were so much fun to decorate. You can modify the recipe very easily to create different flavors, too!

The trick is keeping the moistness level of a sticky dough that forms a ball. If you add more moist ingredients, add more flour until the dough forms! This version uses yogurt and bananas, and no added sugar (well, until the decorations). So healthy! You will need a blender or food processor to achieve the uniform texture that makes these possible to cut into shapes. Alternatively, you could omit the oats and replace it with more flour if you do not have an appliance on hand. Skip to recipe >

oatsThrow in about one and a half cups of oats and one and a half cups of whole wheat flour.

A teaspoon of baking soda.baking soda

A single serving cup of plain yogurt.yogurt

Add an egg.egg

And one banana (you don’t have to mix first as shown here).banana

I used a food processor until a ball formed! Add more flour if too moist or water if too dry.dough ball

You can even do a taste test with your dog to see if they like the flavor before proceeding.

dog licking

cutting boardPrepare a surface with flour to roll out the dough. Remember it is sticky, so you will need to use plenty of extra flour! The thickness of the dough will determine how long they need to bake. I made mine just under a half inch so that I could use my heart shaped cookie cutters. The cookies will puff up a little bit, but hold their shape well!

cookie doughMy first batch of cookies baked for 15 minutes and came out with a firm exterior and soft inside. The second batch baked for 15 minutes then sat with the oven turned off for another 10 or so and came out crunchier, but still with a soft center. Thinner cookies came out crunchy!

cookies cut in heartsAfter they cool on a cooling rack you can decorate! What I used was dog friendly melted carob, peanut butter, and yogurt chips. These will then dry hard and mess-free! I added heart shaped sprinkles for the Valentine’s Day theme. One dog prefers the peanut butter, the other prefers carob!

These are a great idea for pet birthday parties, holiday gift bags, or just because! Try mixing in your own variations for some fun experimenting. Your dogs will appreciate your efforts! If you have a dog with special dietary needs, be sure to only use ingredients that are safe for them to consume. Other types of flour are available for wheat intolerant doggies!

cookies platterDog Cookies Recipe

1.5 cups oats

1.5 cups whole wheat flour

1 egg

1 5oz cup of plain yogurt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 banana

Prepare a flat surface dusted with flour, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Add more flour or water if dough is too moist or too dry. Roll out dough on your prepared surface, and cut in desired shapes. Place on a cookie sheet so they are not touching, and bake for 15 minutes or until they reach the desired consistency. Cool on a rack and then decorate or feed plain! Keep in airtight container, and feed responsibly.

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15 thoughts on “Cookies for Your Dog DIY Designer, Homemade, and Wholesome

  1. Becky Lamb

    Do you have other recipes without banana ? My teacup yorkie has lost front teeth I have found no treats for him since.

    1. Rachel Long Post author

      Hi there! Does he not like banana? You could replace the banana with another moist ingredient, and you could likely achieve similar results though I have not tried. Next time I’ll have to post one without banana!

  2. Barb

    Hello friends! I have a question: my dog has allergies to regular dog treats and food . I’m thinking its the wheat products that cause problems. What other kinds of treats for these kinds of doggies?

    1. Rachel Long Post author

      Hi Barb! You might try using alternative forms of flour, like rice flour! You can also make other simple treats like sweet potato chews, or pieces of carrot or other dog friendly fruits and veggies.

  3. Larry

    I have just seen this recipe and I will try it. When i take my dog to get nails trimmed and/or dog food, he gets a treat of course. Those doggy homemade cookies cost about $3.00 for a reg. size cookie (chips ahoy).