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Sweet Potato Doggy Treats Contest

Do you cook or bake for your pets? These dog treats aren’t hard and crunchy; they’re more like cookies in texture, and you can keep them in an airtight container for up to three days.

To store them longer, put them in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. If you like, use 1 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato or pumpkin in place of the canned.

Preheat oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Process in a food processor until smooth:
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
Add and process/pulse to blend:
2 cups barley flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast

Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely incorporate ingredients. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. (Scraps may be re-rolled and cut.)

Score large cookies with a fork, if desired. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.

Enter to Win A Cool Looking Cookie Cutter
Great shapes for Sweet Potato Treats include the Dog Bone cookie cutter, the Fire Hydrant cookie cutter, and the Squirrel cookie cutter. Pet News and Views and Ann Clark, Ltd., the cookie cutter people from Vermont are giving away one each of their adorable cookie cutters, which retail for $3.99 each. So that is three winners. Just leave a comment about your pet in the comments section and I will put your names in randomizer.org to pick three winners. The contest ends on Friday, June 24.

22 comments to Sweet Potato Doggy Treats Contest

  • My Weimaraner Sophie is almost 14.5 years old. She is my taste tester for the wholesome goodies I bake at my Frieda’s Favorites Bakery for Dogs & Cats. She still has her “girlish figure”, too!

  • Aliza

    My long-haired chihuahua Gizmo would probably go nuts if I baked cookies for him! He loves to hang out in the kitchen when we’re cooking, always hoping we’ll give him a scrap.

  • Tracey

    These sound wonderful and I plan to try them for my 11 year old rescued GSD, Kody. I adopted Kody from Rescue Ridge when he was 7 and he’s been with me for almost four years now. He lives for yummy treats and I’m betting that he’ll love these! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for supporting animal rescue!

    I’m a volunteer at the Jersey Animal Coalition and we look forward to helping you help us with the Iams program! You can use this email as a contact for me. I coordinate our Jersey Animal Coalition Fans page on Facebook. We will promote your site. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks again!


  • Katie

    My dog Daisy loves homemade treats! I’m going to try these this weekend.

  • Dianne

    Thanks for the recipe! I bake homemade treats all the time for my 3 senior rescued mixes, Daisy, Brownie and Bud. New recipes and especially new oh-so-cute cookie cutters would be a real treat!

  • What a cool recipe! Thanks for sharing, I’ve already bookmarked it. These treats look easy and delicious – thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Hi my name is Denise and I own an adorable dog named Clutch. He is a blach Shih Tzu who loves his Sweet Potato treats. Hoping to make these soon.

  • Celia Paglia

    My dogs would eat these up in a few quick minutes. Please enter us in the contest.

  • Maika'i

    I often make dog cookies for the local animal shelter fundraisers, thanks for the new recipe to try. Winning a fire hydrant shaped cutter would be great, they’d surely sell cookies fast.

  • Great recipe! Anyone with cancer dogs might consider substituting rice flour or oat flour.

    Wyatt doesn’t have cancer, but our first dog Jerry lost a his front left leg to osteosarcoma and lived two years loving life on three legs, which we attribute to his healthy grain-free diet.

    Now we have Wyatt the new Tripawds spokespup, a two year old GSD pup who lost a rear leg due to neglect. Thanks!

  • Shadie Kaye's Mom

    These cutters are real cute. The recipe looks really yummy for my baby girl even for Mama, too.

  • I wonder if the boys would eat fire hydrant shaped cookies, or pee on them. 😉

  • What an awesome site. I am happy to have found you all.

  • Quentin Bahner

    I love the squirrel cookie cutter. I saw it online and it is cute. I think it would make a good fundraising thing to sell these cookies at a local shelter.

  • Paul Smith

    I would love to win one of these cookie cutters.

  • […] Contest: Win fun cookie cutters in the shapes of fire hydrants, squirrels and dog bones. Click here for details. […]

  • Lisa

    My Oscar is the least food-motivated dog I have ever known. But apparently e loves sweet potatoes, so I’ll be giving this recipe a try!

  • NJJ

    Great giveaway My dog Buddha would love to eat treats made with these cookie cutters!

  • Charlene Burkhart

    I want to make cookies for my dogs, looking for a good receipe to start with. I just have to play referee when i give treats.

  • […] Contest: Win fun cookie cutters in the shapes of fire hydrants, squirrels and dog bones. Click here for details. […]

  • amanda h

    I have 2 rescues from the same litter.. Moe and Mame. They’re your typical siblings, always fighting over the same toy but inseparable when it comes down to it. I bake them pupcakes so they would love to try cookies! Thank you for the giveaway

  • Paul Gainer

    I am going to make these for my two dogs. Yum.