Tuko Turns 1 // Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Woah, time has really flown fast since I posted about Tuko turning 6 months. Since then, we’ve moved into a new house, I graduated from college, and Wyatt started a new full time job. Also, I should mention that Tuko has doubled (if not tripled) in size since then. And he just keeps growing!

For his birthday, we got him a cute little American Apparel sweater and made him some homemade dog biscuits. Spoiled little thing.



These dog biscuits are packed full of pumpkin and peanut butter. Peanut butter is his favorite…in fact he thinks it is exclusively his food. I cannot pull the stuff out of the cabinet without him pawing at me to get a spoonful (again, spoiled little thing).



Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

adapted slightly from A Beautiful Mess
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup orangic peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup water

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until a thick dough forms. Wrap in foil and refrigerate for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking sheet. Once the dough has chilled, roll out onto a floured surface (roll the dough to about a 1/2 inch thick) and use cookie cutters to make desired shape. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes or until the treats are golden on top.

Shower your dog with warm treats and then store the rest in an airtight container for up to a week.



  • Nora McDougall-Collins
    November 27, 2012

    hi, We found your blog through a Google alert. We are looking for recipes for homemade treats for dogs using pumpkin. Would you give us permission to either link to your recipe in a list, or include it on our site in a full page. Of course we would provide a link back to your site. And we would also love to feature your dog.

    • Shellywest
      Nora McDougall-Collins
      November 27, 2012

      You guys are more than welcome to link this recipe with your site. I love sharing my recipes and hope that the dogs that get to enjoy this recipe love it too!

  • shelley
    November 28, 2012

    about how many biscuits does this yield? I would like to gift these to my dog-owning friends for Christmas!

    • Shellywest
      November 28, 2012

      Ah! Shoot! I wish I had counted them but I used a relatively large cookie cutter which made probably around 3 dozen. I gave some away because Tuko could not eat them all before they went bad. I’d say at least double the recipe and you could always freeze some of the dough for later if it ends up being too much. Hope that helps!

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