Review: “Ready to Bake” Cookies for Dogs

We received two boxes of Freshpet Dog Joy “Ready to Bake” dog cookies for dogs by Freshpet as samples to review for our customers.  They arrived in a very short time, packed in one of the cutest reusable bags I have every seen.  Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Recipe and Oatmeal & Cranberry Recipe were the two 12 oz packs I received, each one with 18 cookies in it.

Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies
Freshpet "Ready to Bake" Dog Cookies


Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Place cookies 2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on baking rack before serving. Store baked cookies in an air tight container for up to 14 days.

Ingredients: Peanut Butter, Oats, Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Oil, Eggs, Water, Baking Soda.


Labeled as 100% natural, the Freshpet homemade dog cookie treats come hot directly from the oven to the dog’s mouth, once they cool. What is not on the box is how good the homemade dog cookies tasted when I took a bite out of them! Absolutely delicious! But once the box is open, if you do not bake them all right away they need to be baked within 7 days of opening. Once baked, the cookies need to be stored in an air-tight container.


Fun Ways to Serve Freshpet Dog Cookies

In addition to all the fun ways that you can make dog cookies, the Lynnette Walczak at the Freshpet website below suggests fun ways to serve them. Some ideas to try:

  • Instead of doling them out one-by-one as regular dog cookies all the time, I sometimes break them into smaller pieces and use them to stuff my dog’s Kong toy. Mixed in with a little bit of peanut butter or plain yogurt, this makes an extra nice treat for your dog!
  • Of course, it’s a no-brainer to reward your dog with a treat after he does something that you’ve requested on command. While everyday commands like “come” and “sit” typically earn my dog regular treats, more challenging commands like “tell me a secret” and “bring me the remote” definitely deserve a homemade dog cookie!
  • This next idea is similar to making a frosted cookie for your dog. Just smear a lot of peanut butter across the top of a fresh-baked cookie – just like icing! Or, turn it into a double-decker cookie (or mini-cupcake) by sandwiching two cookies together with peanut butter in the middle and on top.
  • And finally, my favorite way to serve dog cookies is to play a game of hide-and-seek with my dog where the cookies are the prize. He sits and waits while I hide several cookies (or pieces of cookies) in various places of one room. When I say, “Okay!” he runs to find as many hidden cookies as he can.
Try the cookies out.  See if your dog loves homemade cookies like everyone else does. Bake of a batch and keep them for special occasions or give them as a treat on a daily basis to your best buddy.
Take a bite of your own!


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