Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Applesauce Dog Treats

Fall is a season for pumpkins and apples, so I made Chewy some treats combining the two. They are pretty easy to make: just mix everything together, form cookies, and pop into the oven. My recipe:

Preheat oven to 350°. 

Mix together the following until combined into a dough:
  1 cup whole wheat flour
  1 egg
  1 tbsp coconut oil
  1 tbsp flax seed
  1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1/4 cup sugar-free applesauce
  1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  1/4 cup oats

Form 1 tbsp balls of dough, and flatten onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° until the edges are lightly golden brown, about 12-15 min.

Watching over doggie cookies is a very important job.

Remove from oven and let cookies cool on a wire rack. Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for no more than a couple days. Store in the refrigerator or freezer to maintain freshness.

Makes 18 tbsp-sized chewy cookies, but you can adjust size + baking time to your liking.

Cookie? Don't mind if I do!

I always find it difficult to tell if whole wheat cookies are "golden brown" because the dough is brown to begin with, so after they have cooled a little bit, I lift them up to see if the bottom is a bit more brown than the top, or if they are firm to the touch.

Also, this dough is rather sticky, so I wouldn't recommend using cookie cutters.


  1. LOL! I think we are on the same page today! My sister Bailie and I are baking pumpkin apple cookies on my blog today. Perfect combo for this time of year. Yours sound real yummy too.

  2. These look great and the picture of Chewy looking through the oven door is hilarious :) Do these dry out pretty well and last awhile? I wonder how long they can be stored.

    1. I made them a bit more chewy and soft, and they lasted 5 days sitting at room temp. Leaving them in the oven at a low temp to really dry them out would make them last longer.
      The easiest way to prolong storage life would be to just keep them in the freezer, like people cookies. Then just reheat for a couple minutes in the oven and let cool before serving.

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