Editor’s Note: For our first Dog-I-Y of the new year, we invited blogger and designer Jen Ha to share one of her favorite homemade dog treat recipes!

Hello Dog Milk readers! I wanted to share a fun and simple DIY for personalized bone-shaped dog cookies. I made these for my pup, Hoku, and his doggy cousins for Christmas and it was a huge hit! I used a peanut butter and pumpkin recipe, but this DIY could work with any treat recipe that suits your pup’s tastes. Enjoy!

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 & 1/4 cups brown rice flour
  • 3 Tbsp of all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined.

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

3. Add the flour and cinnamon.

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

4. Place dough on a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.

5. Cut out shapes using a dog bone cookie cutter. (For dogs with longer names, use a larger bone.) Keep a small bowl of flour handy for regular dusting.

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

6. Prepare stamp (from an embossing kit like this) with your dog’s name. Flour the stamp, then press it lightly into the center of each bone shape.

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown, then let cool.

Just for fun, you can also create a custom label for your jars. (I used these 19.6 oz Weck jars for Hoku’s cookies.) These make great gifts for any pup!

Dog-I-Y: Personalized Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

About: Jen Ha is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer and Shiba mom to Hoku. Follow along on Hoku’s adventures around California on his dog blog or on Instagram!

Thanks Jen!

[Original recipe from My Baking Addiction]