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Easy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Cinnamon Cookies

Dog Treats are getting crazy these days! Unhealthy additives and the prices just keep going up! Try this easy recipe! Your furbaby will be ecstatic and your wallet will thank you!Easy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Cinnamon CookiesOur dogs are important to us and do so much more for us than we do for them! If you’ve been around the Zoo, you’ve no doubt seen images of my little models! You can see my Imahna,TatorBug, (who have both gone across the Rainbow Bridge), Lucy and Duke the Service Dog through various posts.

They’ve always been my sanity, brought me to frustration as well as from tears to laughter through the years. If you are reading this, you are probably a pet person who knows exactly what I’m talking about.

So, I’m super stoked to bring you this fantastic recipe, as a courtesy from the publishing company you can check out below. It’s a great time to try out these fantastic dog treats for your furbaby! They’ll be ecstatic!

If your furbaby is a picky eater, like my Lucy and Duke are, they may like these simply because they see them as people food. Of course, make sure you let them cool before you give them one!

Carrot & Cinnamon Cookie Dog Treats

(Makes about 1 LB of Dog Treats)


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 L
  • 1⁄2 cup cornmeal 125 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 1 cup chopped carrot 250 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup water 125 mL
  • 2 tbsp canola oil 25 mL
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey 25 mL
  • 1 large egg 1
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5 mL

Easy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Cinnamon CookiesDirections:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal and cinnamon.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine carrot, water, oil, honey, egg and vanilla. Puree until smooth.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
  5. In the bowl and using hands, knead until dough holds together.
  6. Transfer to lightly floured surface.
  7. Using a rolling pin (or a glass if ya don’t have one), roll out dough to about 1⁄8-inch (3 mm) thickness.
  8. With a fork, poke holes all over the surface of t
  9. he dough.
  10. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into bite size rectangles or squares.
  11. Place about 1⁄2 inch (1 cm) apart on baking sheets.
  12. Bake in preheated oven, in batches if necessary, for 20 minutes or until firm.
  13. Place pans on racks and let cool completely.
  14. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F (150°C). Bake for 30 minutes longer or until hard.
  15. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool completely.

*Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 30 days or you can freeze them in an air tight baggie.


Excerpt has been posted with permission from Better Food for Dogs by David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Grant Nixon, D.V.M. © 2002 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca All rights reserved: May not be reprinted without publisher permission.


We don’t do the puppy birthday parties and such around here. I’m the only dog person in the house (gasp, I know) but I’d love to hear all about yours if you have them! My secret guilty pleasure, or one of them anyway, is looking up photos of Pet parties! I love the creativity!

How do you pamper your pets?


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

9 thoughts on “Easy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Cinnamon Cookies

  • I don’t have any pups, but this looks like such a great treat for them. I have always loved it when people go this all natural homemade route with their pet’s food. It is so much better for them. We have a bunny who eats fresh salad daily and of course hay and pellets. I have tried to feed my cats homemade food but they won’t eat it. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up.


    • Ha! Cats are so finicky! Dogs just want whatever we are eating. LOL.

  • I’ll have to try this recipe for my boys! What a treat!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Hope that they love it! We’d love for you to share pics! Feel free to tag me on insta so I can see your fantastic treats!

  • I’ll have to try this recipe for our two pups! They’re both spoiled rotten lol.

  • kristal

    I wish I could do this for my dog. She’s allergic to corn, pork and all potatoes so I can’t make it for her. Makes me sad.

    • Aww. Poor baby. I have the same issue with our Dane. She is allergic to corn and wheat. What breed is your baby?

  • mindy cole

    My sisters dog loves these Thank you for the recipes


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