Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
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Homemade peanut butter dog biscuits

by: Chica

I am a huge lover of dogs and a lover of huge dogs (just ask my 120-lb German Shepherd, Jack). When Jack is being extra good, I like to reward him with treats, and my favorite way to do that is with homemade dog biscuits. Peanut butter is definitely his favorite flavor.

Besides being good for him, these dog biscuits are so easy and fun to make that you may never be without them again!

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homemade peanut butter dog biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Combine the peanut butter and milk in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead into a firm dough with your hands.
  4. Roll out to 1/4″ thick and use a dog bone cookie cutter to cut into cute shapes (or just use a knife to cut into small squares).
  5. Place on a cookie sheet about 1/2″ apart (close is OK – they won’t rise)
  6. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until thoroughly dried.
  7. homemade peanut butter dog biscuits

Makes about 7 dozen 2″ biscuits.

* The use of natural peanut butter here is important. There are lots of varieties out there, so read the label carefully and be sure that you choose one that’s made from nothing but peanuts and salt. This will be better for your dog than the regular stuff, which is loaded with added sugar.

I like to make these biscuits at Christmas time and I package them in cute little bags,icon then give them to all the dog members of my family as presents. homemade peanut butter dog biscuits

This recipe is also a great way to let young kids have fun with a baking project without you having to worry about results being edible if the dough gets dirty or falls on the floor. Dogs are quite forgiving recipients of a yummy treat!

One final note about storage… The biscuits should dry out properly and be safe stored at room temperature for a week or two, but if you are planning to store them longer than that, you might want to put them in the fridge, to be safe.

53 comments so far:

  • 1
    Patty Anne 11/18/2012 at 12:58 pm

    I was very surprised how easy this rolled out and looked great. Recipe is definitely a keeper. My dog loved them.

  • 2
    Renee 11/21/2012 at 7:05 pm

    My dog loves these cookies! She was jumping around the treat like a maniac. I have made the recipe a few times and I used 2% milk and they turned out fine. I also have frozen some of the dough and it worked out ok too. The dough seemed a little elasticky which I think was from the freeze and thaw of the milk. But the dogs did not seem to mind.

    Astrid, I have found that sometimes if my dough is not formed into a perfect circle/ball before I start rolling, then it will start cracking and wont stay together.

  • 3
    Renee 11/23/2013 at 1:09 pm

    Has anyone tried making this with coconut flour? I feed grain free, and would like to make grain free treats as well.

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