Mommy + Puppy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

It was bound to happen. I mean you had to expect it. Pumpkin cookies for Vern and Peggy. I love making them pumpkin dog treats in the fall. Pumpkin is so good for their little tummies and they LOVE LOVE LOVE these little cookies. They are dog + human approved too, I might have had a bite or two of theirs as I gave them a bite or two.

Then as I was making their cookies, I created some pumpkin ginger cookies for Brad and I as well.  These are a super fluffy texture and more muffin like, but perfectly bite size and so pumpkin-y and a little piece of Autumn in your mouth. YUM. And not going to lie, it’s super fun to make cookies for the entire house. Vern and Peggy are so used to these treats that they beg for them as I make them because they love pumpkin so much.

Next they’re going to be begging to watch “You’ve Got Mail” and I’m going to have to let them while eating our cookies together. GOOD GRIEF I JUST GOT HAPPY! <where’s the leaves falling in the wind emoji when you need it?>

Pumpkin Ginger Cookies (HUMAN RECIPE)



Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoons each of cloves, ginger, pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

1 cup pure pumpkin (this comes in a can in the baking section at your local grocery store)

3/4 cup of swerve, granular (use more or less depending how sweet you prefer. These are not super sweet because I wanted to pumpkin to be the star of the show. I really really like pumpkin)

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla


I tablespoon of swerve, confectioners


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller brown, mix together your wet ingredients. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry mixture and mix together.
  4. With a small spoon, scoop batter onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 13 minutes (on the top rack)
  5. Once finished baking, sprinkle with swerve, confectioners and let cool completely.

And then…

Pumpkin Dog Treats (for your furbabies or HUMAN toddlers, actually!)


1 cup pumpkin (or whats left over in the can)

1 egg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons of peanut butter


Mix together all your ingredients and drop in small spoonfuls on your greased baking sheet, cooking 10 minutes at 400. I like to put these in the freezer and give them to Peggy and Vern frozen, makes them a little more interesting. If you don’t want to do that, store them in the refrigerator.

These are great for small dogs, because they are super tender and you can be in charge of the size of the cookie. 🙂

You and Bruiser enjoy.  -DK



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