Cookies, Cookies, COOKIES! Freshpet FRESH Baked Cookies!

Doggies! Gather ’round your “compawters!” Have I got news for you!

Do you remember a while back when my Mom and I barked about Freshpet and how much we like their products? If you need a refresher you may click right here.

Mom and I were so excited when Freshpet contacted us a couple of weeks ago telling us about a new product they have. Freshpet told us they are the FIRST to launch

Ready-to-bake Cookies for DOGS!!

They asked Mom if she would like to try baking some for me and she jumped at the opportunity. I was a little dubious. You see, my Mom is an excellent cook but when it comes to baking, well, let’s just say, she’s all paws!

I waited for the package to arrive because I thought this was gonna be funny. Mom, baking? I gotta see this!

Last week my Sheltie-radar picked up a familiar sound at my door. It was the sound of the FedEx man and he had a package for us. I barked with all of my might with excitement and spun like a super-charged Sheltie when I realized what had arrived! Look!

Mom squealed with excitement. If you have never heard my Mom squeal it is somewhat reminiscent of a pig, but I digress.

I didn’t understand why she would become so excited with PACKAGING. Geeze…gimme the cookies! Who cares about packaging?

Mom explained that Freshpet is a first class company and that everything they do is done with attention to detail, perfection and class.

Freshpet’s philosophy is:

  • to use quality ingredients
  • to make food that is COOKED, not processed
  • to provide, FRESH, refrigerated food/treats/ COOKIES!

Our cookies arrived nice and cold. They were packed in the cooler shown above with ice packs and everything! We received all sorts of information about the cookies as well.  As far as I am concerned all of this “information” is just time-wasting stuff! All I care about are the cookies. You know how Moms are though. They like everything to be perfect and in my Mom’s opinion Freshpet is pretty darned perfect!

Freshpet even sent this really cool apron in Mom’s favorite color, Kelly green! Mom was embarrassed about how she looked today, you know with the time change and all and that she never brushed her hair today, and was dressed like a bum, she didn’t want to be on camera. So, mom recruited Dad to model the apron, that’s pretty funny cause all Dad knows how to make in the kitchen is oatmeal and coffee, yet again I digress.

Mom decided that today would be the day she would bake my cookies! I watched every move.



Mom opened the Dognation Oatmeal & Cranberry Recipe cookies to bake first. They  are available in select pet specialty stores. MSRP $4.99 to $6.99.  (12 oz. 18 cookies!)

Just as I was getting ready to laugh waiting for my Mom to bake, I realized there would be NO LAUGHING! These cookies need no measuring, no mixing. All you do is take the pre-shaped dough out of the refrigerator and place them on a baking sheet in the oven.

BUMMER!! This is too easy! I wanted to laugh and all that happened was the smell of these cookies baking was enough to make me lose what is left of my Sheltie mind! I thought I would go insane from the tantalizing smells dancing around the kitchen. Even Mom said she wanted to eat them. That’s no surprise Ms.Food Obsessed will eat anything not glued down.

Here are the directions for baking the cookies:

Baking Instructions:

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.

Easy Peasy! Ours took a little longer than 14 minutes to bake but Mom said that is probably because most ovens are set differently. Let’s just say they didn’t take long at all!

This is what they looked like when they were done!

How delicious do these look?

Freshpet’s New Ready to Bake Cookies are available in the pet food aisle (refrigerator).

They are:

  • 100% all natural
  • contain no preservatives
  • they are made of simple ingredients like crunchy peanut butter, whole oats and dried cranberries.

Mom likes that this is an easy and healthy way to do something special for me any day of the week without all the hassle of baking. Mom likes that this seems like an indulgent treat but it is healthy and is one that she feels good about giving to me.

We also received the Dog Joy Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Recipe which we haven’t had a chance to make.


What do I think? See for yourself!

I just couldn’t stand the suspense any longer!


Well, all of this talk about delicious cookies has made me pretty hungry. Think I am gonna go and tell my Mom I need some cookies and I need them NOW!


Barks and licks and Freshpet-cookie-love, Dakota,



We were not compensated for this post. Wait a minute! MOM wasn’t compensated. I WAS cause to me COOKIES are ALWAYS welcome compensation. But did we receive any green papers? Nope! All opinions are mine cause Mom can’t eat dog cookies, at least I HOPE not!



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  1. Oh no!!! Those cookies!!! Your pictures have already made me drool and I’ve already made a few puddles in front of me.

    You’re so lucky, Dakota! Your mom is so sweet and you got all the cookies for yourself. My mom said she likes your apron and that’s a very sweet green. By the way, your dad looks great too.

    I’m so SO hungry, Dakota!!!

    You won’t believe that I’m on a strick diet since my last visit to the vet; even my dad is serious about it this time. Sob sob sob!

    Enjoy your cookies!!! Yum yum yum!!!


    • Shhhh Eva! Don’t say that word! “diet!” Oh nooo! I am supposed to be on one too! I was 28 lbs the last time I went to the vet and he was very upset with me! I am supposed to be no more than 23 lbs!

      Eva, what shall we do?

      Mom said to thank you about saying Dad looks great. She said she is going to tell him for sure!

      BTW Eva, i think you look just beautiful the way you are, that vet is crazy!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Loved your blog Dakota! You had me laughing out loud! I’m definitely going to look for those cookies in the pet store. If I were you, I’d recount the one’s your mom made, because if your mom is anything like me …. let’s just say I didn’t share the vast majority of the last batch of homemade doggy cookies I made for my crew. 🙂

    • Debbie Mom wants to know if that means she can actually taste them!!???

      OMD she was dying to taste them but wasn’t sure if she could! Ohhh nooooo now you gave miss piggy an idea and she will probably eat ALL of them!

      wonder how many points they have in Weight Watcher’s? BOL!!

      Mom is happy you liked this post and so am I. Mom laughed when I was typing it.

      Mom wants to dig into those cookies now! BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Yummy! I saw those at our WalMart the other day, maybe I will pick up a package. I definitely love the idea, and that good quality pet products like this are being made available at grocery stores and supermarkets.

    • Hi Cynthia! Wow WalMart has these? That kind of surprises me but I am glad to hear that they sell some quality pet products (obviously I don’t shop there or I would know that these were there). Glad to know you don’t have to go to an upscale market to get them. Thanks for the info!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

      • We go there quite often to get last minute/emergency things, since Jonathan works til 11 P.M. Not many pet stores, tool stores, or whatever else we need are open that late LOL. Last night it was because we needed to get some new aquarium light bulbs, and a couple of odds and ends for a project we are working on(that will be posted on the blog, though it’s snake related). I’ve also seen Fresh Pet at Kroger, though it only lasted a month or two then they took the fridge out ):

  4. Those would be great for us. When we are traveling and want to bake doggie cookies, which I’ve never done LOL, I’m sure the pups would love them though.

    • Mary these would be great! You will want to bake doggy cookies while traveling? You are certainly ambitious!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. I love Fresh Pet products. I will tell my mom to get me cookies when she goes to the store this week. thanks. cody

    • Geeze Ann-Marie you are as bad as my Mom! This is DAKOTA! I realize my brother Cody has a more popular blog but geeze!!! Get the name straight would ‘ya????? BOL!!!!

      Kidding…I think you have a doggy named Cody don’t you?

      But……..this is DAKOTA!!

      Barks and licks and love, DAKOTA….not CODY!

  6. The last “doggy” cookies I baked were home made liver treats & I stunk up the house pretty bad and said I would NEVER bake “dog” cookies again. Well, these dont sound bad. Maybe I can try them, someday. Maybe. LOL

    • Joan I gotta tell you. The reason your house “smelled bad” was the fact that they were LIVER!!! BOL! who in the heck wants to eat LIVER??? NOT ME! That’s for sure!

      Try these, they smell heavenly and taste just as great!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. aww Dakota you’re so cute!

    • Colleen thank you! you’re pretty easy on the eyes yourself! BOL!!

      Tell Bullet hi!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. I make my dogs cookies occassionally, but this way seems so much easier! I’ll have to see if I can find them in my store.

    • Sara Hi! OMG this is waaaaaaaay easier! just slice and bake and they smell HEAVENLY baking! Let me know if you find them!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. Awwwww yay for freshly baked woofie cookies!!

    Enjoy! Take care

    • Old Kitty I second that!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. How awesome is that! They look soooo yummy!

    • Bassetmomma they are TOTALLY AWESOME!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  11. What a terrific post! Condogulations Dakota, Dakota Mommie & Daddy, cuz this was a family affair!!

    Is the finished cookie real crunchy? Chazz is one of those dogs who doesn’t care for crunchy so much (I do ) but rather prefers softer, moisty kinda treats. So not sure if they look right for him. But they look amazing, and as another Mommie I appawciate the packaging too!

    Good luck with future baking moments!


    Chazz & AdoptedMOm

    • Hi Chazz…thanks!!

      Mom baked ’em so that they would be crunchy! When it was 14 minutes (ad the instructions said) Mom thought they were too soft so she baked them longer. She wanted me to have CRUNCH!

      If you do 14 minutes they will be soft and Chazz will like them. Mom doesn’t give me a whole cookie either. She breaks off a bit of it.

      thanks for your kind words!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Mom will have to send Dog Dad out to find these. Dog Dad will love the idea of premade cookies, especially our favorite peanut butter cookies. Thank you Dakota for finding such an awesome idea for us to try out!!

    • Bailey Hi! I hope your Mom does! They are delicious!

      You are welcome!! Let me know if you try them!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. YAY COOKIES!!! That is how my mom looks when she is waiting for cookies too LOL!!! Yours look much healthier:D!!

    • Sue now THAT was funny! BOL!!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  14. Oh man did those look tasty!!!! We love all the extra stuff that will impress the mamas. If they like the look, they will buy. MOAHAHHAH!. We will have to get them because we love us some peanut butter.

    • Weinerful Life my Mom wanted to eat them really badly! BOL!! You are sooo right! If Moms like the look they will buy for sure!

      I love peanut butter too!!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. Cynthia thanks so much!!!! You are great with your updated info!!! Barks and licks and MUCH love, Dakota

  16. Woah! Now that’s the kind of cookies that gets baked at our house, but these is for dogs!?!
    I has to gets me some of those! I can’t wait until we go to Spokane to gets some more Fresh Pet Foods, now I can add their Cookies to my list!
    Slobbery Doggie Kisses

    • Hi Bob!
      Great to see you my friend!
      Yep they are for dogs!!!
      Your Mommy will LOVE them! Don’t buy too many though cause we have some stuff being sent to your house from your prize! BOL!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. Hey Dakota,

    Those cookies even look easy enough for MY Mum to cook for me!! She never makes me cookies – I’m deprived!! She thinks Carrots will keep me happy, well they do, but those Cookies look WAY better!!

    I hope your Mum didn’t try and sneak any? What about Cody, did he get any? (Notice I actually remembered he was a boy Cat for once!!) 🙂

    Yum Yum buddy,
    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy!! OMD your Mom will be able to make them with no problem!!!

      My Mom never made them for me either until she made these and I love them!

      I can’t eat many carrots…they make me POOP too much! BOL!

      Mum didn’t try to sneak any but she sure wanted to! lol about Cody…nope, he can’t have any, he has allergies 😦

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  18. Those look so great and easy to make!!! and they are healthy too! Even better!!!

    • Jen they are!!! I swear I want to eat them…lol….love, “Mom”

  19. $6.99! What a deal!!! Thanks for letting us know about this great product. I’m sure my dogs will love them (and I might be tempted too).

    • Hi Dawn! I think they are super reasonable as well!

      You are most welcome!

      I haven’t tried them…I am dying to but haven’t!

      Love from Dakota’s “Mom”

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