How To Make Delicious DIY Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies

delicious dachshund cookie recipe from Dog Licks


Keeping Up Our Love Affair with Love Dachshunds

Did you know that the Dachshund is reported to be one of the 10 most popular dog breeds in the US according to the AKC?

There is something irresistible about their long slim bodies, long noses, sweet faces, and tiny legs. H. L. Mencken said that “A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long,”

We’ve featured many adorable dachshunds on Talent Hounds like Arthur the blind rescue and Blue the dumpster rescue, our fit pals from Seattle, You Did What With Your Weiner and superstar Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund to name a few. We also like to support Wienerfest for their rescue efforts and various other events and rescues for the breed.

They are a lot of personality in a small package and can sometimes be a little stubborn to train, although not in the cases above.

Being the owner of dachshunds, to me a book on dog discipline becomes a volume of inspired humor. Every sentence is a riot. One day, if I ever get a chance, I shall write a book, or warning, on the character and temperament of the dachshund and why he can’t be trained and shouldn’t be. I would rather train a striped zebra to balance an Indian club than induce a dachshund to heed my slightest command. When I address Fred I never have to raise either my voice or my hopes. He even disobeys me when I instruct him in something he wants to do. E. B. White

All our DOG LICKS recipes are dog-friendly and look like dogs.  These are perfect for doggy birthday parties or kids parties and snacks.

Indulge your dog or kids with these easy DIY cookies that are customizable to look just like a doxie! Your kids can even help make them.


Dog Licks dog-friendly cookies dry ingridients

Dog-Friendly Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I used plain white but have also tried with rice and whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of cooked pumpkin (I used unsweetened 100% natural canned this time for convenience but usually bake my own) other options include bananas, parsley, etc
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, honey, or sugar
  • 1 egg

To Decorate: 

  • peanut butter
  • carob Faux “chocolate” frosting (1/4 cup carob powder, 2 tbsp water)- read more about carob as a healthy chocolate substitute here.
  • blueberries
  • strawberry
  • yogurt
  • white fondant (or make separate small cookies from dough above to attach)



  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and the egg in a bowl.Dog Licks dog-friendly cookies bowl
  3. Add  water, and stir, then add pumpkin, peanut butter and continue to stir until you have a firm dough.  You may need to use your hands to knead it into a circle.Dog Licks dog-friendly cookies batter
  4. Lightly flour your surface, roll out the dough.rolling the dough
  5. Create a teardrop shape for the face.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.


Let cookies cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

  1. Cover the base cookie in peanut butter. How To Make Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies - Face cookie covered in peanut butter
  2. Roll out and cut two ears (we used a heart shape cut in half) and a thin strip for the nose from the white fondant (or make from cookie dough and cook with rest).How To Make Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies white fondant details
  3. Paint the ears and nose strip and the top of the head with carob.  How To Make Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies using carob to decorate
  4. Stick blueberries on as eyes and nose. (Dot eyes with yogurt for the whites)How To Make Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies completed on wood cutting board
  5. Add a strip of strawberry for the tongue. How To Make Dog-Friendly Dachshund Cookies completed on green table cloth
  6. Enjoy!

Share your favourite dachshund-inspired recipes or any photos of your “Dachshund Cookies” in the comments below.

Want More Tasty Dachshund Inspired Treats? Check Out Our Savory Hot Dog Wiener Dog Treats from last week.

Disclaimer:  Please note that I am just having fun with these Dog Licks Recipes, making food that looks like cute pups and that my dog, my kids and I can enjoy. I am not an expert, a chef, a vet or a nutritionist, so it’s advisable to consult with your own authority when trying new foods, and also to ensure that your dog’s or your child’s diet is balanced and appropriate & includes all of the nutrients that are necessary for good health.

Also please watch for allergies or adverse reactions, especially if using products like peanut butter which can be deadly, and never give your dog chocolate, onions, grapes, xylitol or raisins ( if you have any questions contact your Vet or the ASPCA hotline).


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