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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natasha p
Past Member 20 days ago

sadly I don't have a dog

natasha p
Past Member 20 days ago

I can make these and eat them myself but use flax eggs instead of eggs!

Jessica C
Jessica C1 months ago

Awesome! Thanks

Mike R
Mike R2 months ago

Great idea.Thanks

Maria R
Maria R2 months ago

Thank you

Marigold A
Past Member 2 months ago

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

Emma Z
Emma Z2 months ago


Roslyn M
Roslyn McBride2 months ago

Good idea.

Danii P
Danii P2 months ago

Thank you for sharing

Chad A
Chad Anderson2 months ago