Homemade Dog Treats for Holiday Gifts

I rarely make cookies for humans, so it was quite unusual for me to make treats for my dogs, Sanchez and Gina. But, when I came across the recipe for “Pumpkin Squeaks” Dog Treats from ProtectYourBubble.com, it looked so easy that I gave it a try. Now, I can’t believe that I didn’t start making my own dog treats sooner.

Taking an hour out of my hectic day to make something healthy for them gave me great joy. The experience encouraged me to slow down and enjoy the holiday spirit instead of rushing through it. The above picture is my final result of this recipe, which is also gluten free and human grade. And, I was delighted to discover that they can be broken into tiny bites, which is always helpful for training.


"Pumpkin Squeaks" Dog Treats
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  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (one low in sugar)
  • 2 to 3 eggs (I used 3 for more moisture)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix ingredients together until blended.
  3. Spread dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired cookie shapes.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Gina and Sanchez loved their homemade dog treats!

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Jessica C
Jessica C28 days ago

Awesome! Thanks

Mike R
Mike Rabout a month ago

Great idea.Thanks

Maria R
Maria Rabout a month ago

Thank you

Marigold A
Past Member about a month ago

Pumpkin is a very healthy (and tasty!) ingredient in dog ~ and cat ~ treats.

Emma Z
Emma Zabout a month ago


Roslyn M
Roslyn McBride1 months ago

Good idea.

Danii P
Danii P1 months ago

Thank you for sharing

Chad A
Chad Anderson1 months ago


Maria R
Maria R1 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Karen P
Karen P1 months ago

Thank you, I think I'll make some for my and my sister's dogs this Christmas.