Pumpkin Treats!

Thinking of throwing an Agility Halloween party?
I came across this great recipe on the internet for pumpkin dog treats. I like to feed my dogs food in-season, so right now they’re enjoying apple slices and over-grown zucchinis.  Try out this recipe and let us know what you  think!  I also boil the pumpkin into a ‘mess’ and pour it on top of my dogs’ food. They enjoy the treat!


  • One 15 oz. can mashed pure pumpkin (NOT the spiced pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup cream of wheat (or rice cereal if wheat-sensitive) You can mix this dry–no need to cook it first
  • 1/2 cup dry powdered milk

Directions: Preheat oven to 300 F.

Mix all ingredients together. Drop small spoonfuls (I use about half of a tablespoon) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

If you’d like to make bite sized cookies for small dogs, training rewards or just small treats, you can use a pastry bag and squeeze out rosettes about the size of a dime for tasty bite sized cookies!

3 Comments on “Pumpkin Treats!

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  2. I make pumpkin cookies for my dog all the time. He loves them and so do most of his doggie friends. This is the recipe I use: 1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT PIE FILLING), 1 cup wheat germ, 2 cups whole wheat flour, 3 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ginger and 1/4 to 1/3 cup water. Mix all together in a large bowl. The dough should form a ball. Add the water a little at a time to be sure it is not too sticky and add a bit more water if it is too dry. Divide the dough in about four sections and roll out on waxed paper, using a little flour to keep things from sticking. Use a small, bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out the treats. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with foil and bake at 325 for twenty-five to thirty minutes.

    These come out very nicely and freeze well, so you don’t have to use them up right away!