pumpkin dog treats

Pumpkin Dog Treats

Easy 3 ingredient Pumpkin Dog Treats!

Don’t forget about your family dog this Halloween.  Be sure to keep all candy away from your dog.  Bake them a batch of Pumpkin Dog Treats!  Made with only 3 ingredients!  You’ll need: pumpkin, an egg and flour.  How easy is that?  They bake up nice and crunchy.  I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter for these adorable treats.  

If you want to make an easy dessert for yourself, head over to my Individual Chocolate Cake Parfaits.    You can also find some family Halloween photos, on that recipe post.  I was able to dress my family up as “Zombie Hunters”.  Halloween is fun!

pumpkin dog treats

pumpkin dog treats

Halloween treats for you and your dog.

Here’s another Halloween recipe to make for you and the kids.  Halloween Funfetti Cookies!

With all the excitement for trick-or-treating, your dog will be right in the middle of it.  To make him/her feel included, a crunchy pumpkin dog treat will do the trick.  You could bake a batch and walk your dog over to a dog friendly neighbor and share the Halloween spirit.  Your dog will get to feel special when you and the kids are going through all that Halloween candy.  Just toss your dog a homemade treat to munch on.  They’re spooktakular!

Landon is with our sweet Brooke.  She was such a great family dog.  

Please, keep your pets safe this Halloween.  If your taking them trick-or-treating, keep a leash on them.  Lots of pets get lost and run away from the scary sounds and costumes.  Remember to tell the kids, no candy for the pets. They could get very sick.

Have a safe and happy Halloween! 

 pumpkin dog treats 


  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


 STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.  Get out a cookie sheet, lined with a non-stick cooking mat.  Set aside. 

STEP TWO: Whisk the egg and pureed pumpkin together, in a medium mixing bowl.  Add the flour and mix into a dough.  Once a dough is formed, flour your work surface.  Roll out dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut out shapes and place on cookie sheet. Re-roll any left over pieces and finish cutting out shapes.

STEP THREE: Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 40 minutes.  Make sure they are nice and crunchy, once they have cooled.  Allow to fully cool before giving to your dog.

NOTES:  If the treats aren’t crunchy, just place bake in the oven for 5 -10 minutes and allow to cool.  Break a treat in half to check for crunchiness. 

Get in the kitchen and bake up some memories! 

Pumpkin dog treats



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20 comments on “Pumpkin Dog Treats

  1. Celli

    What a great and easy idea!

    1. Vanessa

      Thanks Celli! The dogs loved their special Halloween dog treats!

  2. Missy

    All purpose flour or self rising???

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Missy! Thanks for pointing that out. It’s all-purpose flour. Happy Baking!

  3. Darlene

    How long can these treats be stored? On counter or in refrigerator? Thanks! Trying them for my Jesse for the first time today!

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Darlene!
      The treats can be stored in a container, on the counter. Homemade dog treats don’t last long in our home. As long as the treats are dry and crunchy, they can be stored for 2 -3 weeks. I hope your Jesse likes them! :-)

  4. Linda @ Today She Loves

    I have this one bookmarked. Three ingredients, so easy. Gonna add some peanut butter to it though.

    1. Vanessa

      These are great for fall, and extremely easy.

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  6. Aimee

    where did you get the adorable cookie-cutter?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Aimee!
      I bought the cookie cutter at a local shop in Northern Michigan. It’s a pumpkin stamp cookie cutter. I’m sure if you Google it, you can purchase one online. Or maybe, a local craft store in your area, might have one. :-)

  7. Chelsea and Ashton

    Anyone tried adding cinnamon or anything? I want to try but not sure how much

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  9. Teri Miller

    Can these be frozen, if so how long would you recommend?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Terri!

      I recommend freezing the treats in dough form (Make the dough and cut out treats. Place treats on a flat object that will fit in the freezer and freeze. Once they have become mostly frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag.) I often make a double batch of dog treats – I bake one batch and store the other batch (unbaked) in the freezer. And when I need more treats I just pull the frozen treats out and bake them a little longer in the oven.

      If you do decide to freeze the baked treats be sure to wrap them very well and place in a freezer safe bag. They should last 2 months in the freezer.

      The unbaked treats can last 8 – 10 months in the freezer (I double bag them to help prevent freezer burn).

      Hope this helps! :-)

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  11. Ashley

    I have tried to make these several times but no matter what I try the dough sticks to everything. What can I do?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Ashley!

      I’m sorry to hear that you have been having issues making these treats. The good news is that it’s an easy fix! If your dough seems to be sticky, add a little more flour. I would say start off with 1/4 cup, and work it into the dough. Continue to add 1/4 cup of four until the dough isn’t sticky.

      I hope this helps!


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