These tasty dog treats made with crunchy peanut butter, grated carrots, pumpkin puree, and applesauce make great gifts for your dog-owning friends. You can use larger cookie cutters to make biscuit-sized treats or smaller ones, if needed, for training purposes. Store cooled treats in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
300
Yield:
300 3/4-inch dog treats
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Ingredients

300
Original recipe yields 300 servings
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Directions

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  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk grated carrot, peanut butter, applesauce, pumpkin puree, water, and eggs together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour and cinnamon with a sturdy spoon until incorporated. Add remaining flour, 2 tablespoons at a time, until dough holds together nicely.

  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to an even 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3/4-inch cookie cutters and place on the prepared baking sheets about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch apart.

  • Bake 2 sheets in the preheated oven for 6 minutes. Switch racks and continue baking until edges are firm and golden brown (tops may still appear a bit puffy), another 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheets for 3 to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Repeat baking and cooling remaining dough.

Cook's Notes:

I used Regency Evendough Bands(TM) to roll the dough to an even thickness, which helped all treats cook evenly with no burnt edges.

If you use a 5/8-inch cookie cutter, this recipe will make about 450 treats.

Nutrition Facts

9 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 0.4g; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 4.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
The dogs are very happy and give their two paws up approval! I was looking for a recipe that was a little more interesting than some of the others out there. I really liked that this had carrots, apple, pumpkin & PB. I used two small shredded apples instead of applesauce as that's what I had on hand. I eyeballed most of the measurements, and they still turned out great. Just add flour til it gets to the proper dough consistency. I also just rolled and flattened teaspoon-sized bits of dough in my hand rather than rolling & cutting with cookie cutters, just for ease. They make a really nice softer cookie that my older pups appreciate! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
The dogs are very happy and give their two paws up approval! I was looking for a recipe that was a little more interesting than some of the others out there. I really liked that this had carrots, apple, pumpkin & PB. I used two small shredded apples instead of applesauce as that's what I had on hand. I eyeballed most of the measurements, and they still turned out great. Just add flour til it gets to the proper dough consistency. I also just rolled and flattened teaspoon-sized bits of dough in my hand rather than rolling & cutting with cookie cutters, just for ease. They make a really nice softer cookie that my older pups appreciate! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2020
I thought it was an easy recipe and the puppies love Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2021
Dogs loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2020
I made these for gifts for Christmas for my friends with dogs. All the dogs, even the picky ones loved them! I added a teaspoon of vanilla and mostly omitted the water as the dough was wet enough. I did the whole recipe in the food processor starting with grating the carrots. I used small Christmas cookie cutters to make them more festive. These are not "hard" dog biscuits, more like a cookie. They will mold, so keep them in the freezer. The dogs love them frozen! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
My Sophie loves these! And so easy to make! Read More
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