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A Recipe Your Pup Will Love

Grey Muzzle board president Denise Fleck loves to cook for her pups. This is one of her family's favorite dog cookie recipes. These are likely to go fast, so you may want to stock up and make a double batch!

Haiku Fleck's Favorite Pumpkin Sweet Potato Dog Cookies


1½ Cups Brown Rice Flour

½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Cup Mashed Baked Sweet Potato

½ Cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Purée

1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (dry)

¼ Cup Water

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon Molasses or Honey


  1. Bake or microwave sweet potatoes and cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash sweet potato, then add pumpkin, egg, cinnamon and molasses until well mixed. 

  4. Add rice flour and as much water as needed until you have a thick batter and work in oatmeal.

  5. With your fingers, pinch off a small amount of the mixture (approx. 3/4 teaspoon) and roll into little balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet, spacing about an inch apart.

  6. Take a fork and flatten balls to ¼” thick. Dip fork in cold water in between flattening cookies to prevent sticking.

  7. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes.

  8. Flip them over and continue baking another 10 minutes. For crisper cookies, keep on baking until desired consistency.

  9. Cool & let your pups enjoy!

Store in refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container or in the freezer for up to a month.

About the Author: Denise Fleck is an award-winning author, animal care instructor and radio show host who developed the curriculum for her Pet First-Aid & CPCR and Pet Disaster Preparedness Classes after training with dozens of schools and organizations, practicing, attending seminars and practicing some more. Known as The Pet Safety Crusader™, Denise has personally taught more than 15,000 humans animal life-saving skills and has appeared on Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, CBS-TV’s The Doctors, CNN Headline News, PBS-TV’s Lassie’s Pet Vet and KTLA Los Angeles as well as on radio and in magazines.She is currently the President of Grey Muzzle's Board of Directors. You can read more about her here.