In Celebration of National Dog Biscuit Day 2013

It’s a fundamental truth that there are few things in life that a dog loves more than a dog biscuit. But I think that the dog biscuit manufacturers have a pretty good lobby if they got themselves a national day to celebrate the humble treat.  Today my friends, is that very day.

Dog biscuits are central to Bettina’s whole belief system. She worships our magic bottomless treat jar. Blue and Bettina dance when they see a biscuit in my hand. Bettina does helicopters and tries to help me out by jumping up to get the biscuit from me so I don’t have to bend over and give it to her. She’s very considerate that way.

Happy National Dog Biscuit Day 2013
One of my favorite things to do for the furry kids is to make them my special homemade pumpkin pie biscuits. I bake a little love into each batch. We make vast quantities of these biscuits at Christmas time and share them with all our canine friends. Well, Mumma shares them with our canine friends. Bettina and Blue would prefer that I didn’t allow the smallest biscuit crumb to escape from our house.

In honor of National Dog Biscuit Day, Blue and Bettina have agreed to let me share the recipe for our special biscuits. You can make a double batch of dough and freeze half for later.

YIKMDLF Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Biscuits

½ cup canned pumpkin
½ cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ cup oatmeal
2 cups buckwheat flour

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Dough will be dry. If it isn’t holding together you can add a bit more water as needed but you want the dough to be on the dry side. Rollout the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut cookies out with your favorite dog themed cookie cutters (we use dog bones and fire hydrants). Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven until golden. About 40 minutes.

You can leave out the oatmeal and add a bit more buckwheat flour for a completely grain free treat. You may also substitute regular flour for buckwheat flour.

These cookies will smell amazing while they are cooking and it is not unheard of to find hounds standing around the oven drooling while they bake. Enjoy!


  1. I'm not a baker, but my guys are giving me the stink eye, so I might have to try at least one batch :) Sounds yummy

  2. I'm glad I chose to read your post while Those Brindle Kids are outside, otherwise I'd be forced to bake up a batch. Uh oh. Here they come now. Bye! :)

  3. What a great recipe! No wonder Bettina is a biscuit junkie.

  4. I love reading about how considerate Bettina is! lol Bunny has scolded me thoroughly for not celebrating this important holiday with more panache. We will have to try that recipe!

  5. They sound delicious! YUM! I might drool :-)

  6. Those do sound tasty and there is nothing better than a home cooked treat!

  7. I have saved the recipe. I will make it for my dog (Eline) and hope he will eat it happily. They sound truly delicious and yummy.


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