Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

Dog cookie dough rolled out and cut into bone shapes.

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Homemade dog treats with sweet potato, whole wheat flour, olive oil, egg, and salt. Cut into cute bone shapes and baked to perfection.


Units Scale
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour + more if needed
  • whole wheat flour for dusting.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350⁰F. 
  2. Cook the sweet potato. Wash the sweet potato, then pierce it a few times to allow steam to vent. Microwave it for 5 minutes. Check to see if it can be easily pierced with a fork. If it is not fork tender, continue microwaving it in 30-second intervals until cooked. Allow the sweet potato to rest until cool enough to touch, then remove the peelings.
  3. Make the dough. Add the sweet potato to a large mixing bowl and mash it with a potato masher. Then add the egg, olive oil, and salt and mix until well combined. Stir in the flour until fully incorporated and a soft dough forms. If the dough is too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead until the dough is workable.
  4. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch thick on a well-floured surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack. Share generously with your favorite furry friend.


You can bake the sweet potato in the oven if you prefer. Pierce it with a fork, wrap it in foil, and bake at 425⁰F for about 45 minutes until done. 


Store the crunchy treats in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Store the soft version in the fridge for 1 week. You can freeze any leftovers and thaw them at room temperature before feeding them to your dog.