I prefer to make my dogs their own treats so I know exactly what is in them. My dogs go crazy for these simple sweet potato treats.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 servings
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prick sweet potato several times with a fork.

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  • Heat sweet potato in a microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes. Cut potato in half and scoop flesh out of the skin into a bowl; discard skin. Mash potato with a fork or potato masher and transfer about 1 cup to a large bowl. Save any remaining sweet potato for another use.

  • Mix whole wheat flour, applesauce, and eggs in the large bowl with the sweet potato until a dough forms. Turn dough out on a well-floured surface and roll dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter or cut dough into strips with a pizza cutter. Arrange cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake until crisp, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 8.5g 3% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 11.6mg 4% DV; sodium 8.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
5 stars for easy 5 stars from the pups they love these! I doubled the recipe because my cutters are pretty large I was able to get 28 pieces. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2012
I recently made a review on these cookies my dogs didn't care for these will go back to the penutbutter ones they like them just wanted to try something different for them thanks anyway for the recipe always like to try something different. Read More
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113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
5 stars for easy 5 stars from the pups they love these! I doubled the recipe because my cutters are pretty large I was able to get 28 pieces. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
If your treats become moldy after a few days they are probably not dried out enough. Try turning off the oven after baking and leave them in until they are cooled. This will help remove moisture and make them crunchy. Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
Jake, my four legged child, absolutely loves these! He has many food allergies and is incredibly picky, but he cannot get enough of these treats. Just as the name implies..."Super Simple"!! Thanks for this recipe! Greatly appreciated! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
Super easy to make, inexpesive ingredients and my super picky princess pooch LOVED them! Will definitely be using the rest of the sweet potato to make another batch tomorrow! Thanks for the awesome recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
I was looking for a way to use up my sweet potato casserole from Thanksgiving and found this. I didn't have any apple sauce on hand, so I just added extra casserole. I'm way too lazy to roll out dough and cut out shapes, so I just used a large melon baller and then flattened them out with a fork like you would for peanut butter cookies, I was able to get 42 treats doing it this way. Going to put some in a jar and freeze the rest for later. My dog just ate one and loved it. Thanks for the recipe, so easy and will now be added to the "what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers" recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
I have a Terrier mix and baked the Dog treats about a week ago according to the recipe. She loved them. I stored them in her Cookie jar on the counter. This was a big mistake. They are all moldy about a week later and I had to throw them away. My advice is that you either have to refrigerate or freeze some of them . But the recipe is very good and easy. Tomorrow I will bake some more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
5 stars for easy, 4 stars from my standard poodle. These were so easy i made two more batches with the following additions: I added 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of ginger! they filled the kitchen with a really nice smell!! my poodle was waiting for them to be done!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2013
These were a hit with my little fusspot. Wanting to wean her off those dried jerky chicken strips made in China I decided to try making my own treats. I'm not a baker but these were pretty simple to make. I left them in the oven a bit too long but that's my oven. Have to shorten the baking time. One hint I will pass along is to make sure you flour the surface well before you roll out the dough - the dough tends to be on the sticky side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2013
Doubled the recipe to give in goodie bags for Christmas to our 4 legged friends. My Rosie loves them! super easy. Keep them in the freezer and just take a few out at a time. They will go moldy if you leave them in a jar too long. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2012
I recently made a review on these cookies my dogs didn't care for these will go back to the penutbutter ones they like them just wanted to try something different for them thanks anyway for the recipe always like to try something different. Read More
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