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!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup natural peanut butter *
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
- 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.
- 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).
- Place on a cookie sheet about 1/2″ apart (close is OK – they won’t rise)
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until thoroughly dried.
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, then give them to all the dog members of my family as presents.
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.