Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chewy Sweet Potato and Blueberry Bone Bites Recipe

Last week, I found a dog bone shaped cookie cutter at our local craft store. I bought it. I didn't want my new cookie cutter to collect dust so I formulated a homemade dog treat recipe and then got to work baking them. I call them "Chewy Sweet Potato and Blueberry Bone Bites". They are soft cookies - not crunchy.

They look pretty yummy, huh? Here's how to make these tasty treats at home for your dog-

Ingredients and Tools

  • 1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1 medium sweet potato 
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg

How to Make

  1. Peel and dice the sweet potato. Bring a pot of water to boil and add your sweet potato chunks. Boil for about 9 - 12 minutes, until soft. 
  2. Drain and let cool. Add blueberries to the cookied sweet potatoes. Use a fork to mash the sweet potatoes and blueberries. 
  3. Add flour, egg, and olive oil and mix well with a spoon. The mixture will be a little sticky. After everything is mixed together well, put it in the fridge covered for 10 - 15 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle flour on your work area and also rub it on your hands and rolling pin. If the dough sticks too much, keep adding flour to your hands. Roll the dough into a ball with your hands and then roll it using your rolling pin on the table about a 1/4" thick. 
  5. Use the cookie cutter to cut out bone shapes in the dough and place them on your baking pan. Place the cookies in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. 

Shiner really enjoyed  eating these cookies, as did the rats. They were a hit here and now I may have to try my hand at some more homemade dog treat recipes. It's fun to experiment with new things in the kitchen. If you make some Chewy Sweet Potato and Blueberry Bone Bites for your dog, I hope they enjoy them as much as my dog did! 

Tasty Tuesday is hosted by Sugar Golden Woofs and Kol's Notes. More tasty treats below! 


  1. MMMM, sweet potato and blueberries! Sounds like a great combo! We will have to give these a try Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Now we have to say not only do they sound tasty they sure look good too. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Yummmm! We may have to convince mom to give these a try. We of course will be right there in the kitchen to help out!

  4. Oh, I knew those were going to be delicious! They look so yummy and I can see Shiner eyeing them in that photo! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Miss Ann.

  5. Those really do look fancy and yummy!

  6. Love this recipe! My bone shaped cookie cutter is collecting dust... I think I'll break it out to make these!

  7. Yummy! Will need to save this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  8. Oh wow! I love this recipe! Sounds simple! That is the only way I can bake anything! I will have to try this!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Those look amazing, I think I'd try em. I should really look into getting a cool cookie cutter; I use the top of a shot glass - so only little boring circles for Laika, she must think I'm quite dull. This recipe is something I'll definitely try - it's simple and looks great.

  10. Great combo of ingredients. Yay ANN :-) and Woofs to Shiner. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Golden Woofs

  11. Yum! We've been looking forward to this recipe. Love the cookie cutter! I think we have one just like it hiding around somewhere. We'll have to make these sometime!

  12. Great photos! I don't care for sweet potato, so not something I would bake, but most dogs would love them.

  13. Harley said "tell her to throw one in the mail for me!" They look delicious Ann. But tell me, is it a lot of work?

    1. Surprisingly no. I would consider myself a pretty decent cook, but I don't typically bake things for Shiner. So without much dog baking experience, these were pretty easy. You just have to work the dough.

  14. This looks like a perfect recipe for my new cookie cutters! Thanks so much ♥

  15. they look tasty enough for a human to eat,xx Rachel

  16. I have to agree, they look good enough for us humans. Great recipe. We will have to try this. Thanks for telling us about them.

  17. These look awesome!! I'm definitely going to give these a try, the bone / paw trays I bought can also be used in the oven as well thankfully.

    I just love the photo of Shiner on the couch in the background!

  18. How do you store them?


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