Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are a Dog Biscuit Recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could. If you’ve wondered How To Make Dog Treats, it’s much easier than you might have thought. Your dog deserves these homemade treats and will be so excited! Homemade Dog Treats Recipe for the win!
Your dog deserves Homemade Dog Treats.
Homemade Dog Treats are so simple and easy! I’ve been doing the blog for over a year now…and Scout has been by my side for every recipe. She gets to sample some, but overall…she only gets to enjoy the smells. She always stays close, smiles for the camera, and cuddles with me while I write the posts.
She’s such a good girl, so I thought it was about time I made something just for her. I finally learned how to make homemade dog biscuit recipe! And let me tell you…they were a BIG hit. These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are a hit each and every time she smells them baking!
Tips for How to Make Dog Treats:
I made these with peanut butter, but you could substitute other pet friendly flavors. Sweet potato or pumpkin would make great substitutions! The dough is very firm and sticky, but don’t let that scare you! You’re making it right! I rolled my dough to about half an inch thick before cutting out the shapes, and they turned out great. The dough only rises slightly, so you can cut out almost any shape and it will hold.
I chose some small Christmas shapes as well as my adorable “Scout” cookie cutter from Etsy. You can find it HERE. Scout was so excited to eat her homemade dog treats! The same company on Etsy makes customized Dog Cookie Cutters with all sorts of breeds. You know you need one. :)
These Homemade Dog Treats bake up just like Scout likes them, crunchy and delicious.
Remember, we are making these for DOGS, not humans. And the best part?? They smell good! Peanut butter smell is much better than any milkbone smells! I don’t have to gag or make her eat these on the porch. They’re people safe just in case your baby finds one and eats it (No? Just mine??). These homemade dog treats are cheap, easy, and your dog will love you even more once you’ve made them! :)
These homemade dog treats make a great (and CHEAP AND EASY) gift for your favorite dog lover.
If Christmas is coming up or any need for a homemade gift, these Dog Biscuits are such a thoughtful and easy way to show love to those around you. Loving on someone’s pet is always the way to their heart. Pet’s are like children! They’re one of the family.
Wrap them in a cute ribbon or store them in an adorable (CHEAP) jar from Hobby Lobby. You’ll be the star for sure.
Scout looks like she approves of herself in cookie form, don’t you agree? She’s pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. The best dog ever deserves the Best Homemade Dog Treats ever. She loves Peanut Butter Dog Treats more than she loves me…I’m pretty sure.
I am quite aware that I’ve included too many pictures but HOW CAN I NOT when Scout was being such a good model. And how she was practicing this amount of self control is beyond me. She was richly rewarded in lots of Peanut Butter Dog Treats and lucky for her, I will be making these again and again and again.
Is peanut butter safe for dogs?
There has been some discussion on whether or not peanut butter is safe for dogs. I always do research before even thinking about feeding Scout something that could be toxic…she’s my girl!! When researching for this post, I found this link from Cesar Milan’s website. Peanut butter is actually a healthy food for dogs, containing vitamins and healthy fats. As always, moderation is a key. Dogs can be allergic to things just like people. If you feel uncomfortable using peanut butter, other great alternatives would be pumpkin or sweet potato. Let me know if you have questions!!!
Can you use all purpose flour in peanut butter dog treat recipes?
Yes, you can. Just like the answer about peanut butter above, some dogs can be allergic to things like gluten found in regular flour. Whole wheat flour can have some more nutrients which is always great, or you can use an alternative flour like coconut flour. I always recommend letting your dog sample a small amount before giving them lots of treats, because dogs can be allergic to anything, just like people!
How long can you keep this Dog Biscuit Recipe?
It’s best to seal these Dog Treats in an airtight container and store in the fridge. They will stay good in the fridge for up to 2 months, or you can freeze them for up to 8 months! This recipe is awesome to make in bulk and reward your pup for great behavior or for just being themselves from time to time. They do a lot for us and they deserve it!
I hope your fur baby loves these homemade dog treats as much as Scout does! Be sure to check out our other favorite dog treat recipes, Puppy Ice Cream and Apple and Oat Pretzel Dog Treats. We also have some goodies for the cats! We love to make Salmon Cat Treats and Catnip Croutons! Enjoy.
Find a Customized Cookie Cutter for your dog’s breed and see below for how to make Peanut Butter Dog Treats!
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour see note below for substitutions
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky. you may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.
- keep in an airtight container or give as gifts!
**NOTE: some dogs are allergic to flour/wheat. if you want to make these wheat free, you can use rice flour of coconut flour as a replacement. they will work, but might change the consistency a bit. thanks so much to the readers who wrote it about this!