DIY Dog Treats

Hey everyone! Today I decided to make some dog treats! I was inspired a couple days ago when I was at the store and found a couple dog bone shaped cookie cutters that I just had to buy! The dog treats can be made with any shape of cutter, so don’t worry if you don’t have ones exactly like these.

I personally, do not have a dog. It’s odd that I would decide to make the dog treats, but I know a lot of dogs who would love them! I tried giving one to my cat, but, obviously, that didn’t end up going very well.

The recipe is 4 ingredients and is super easy so I hope you give a try.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375β€²F.

In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.Β In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 18-20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.

Make sure you keep an eye on them, because they tend to burn easily.

I hope your dog friend enjoys these tasty treats. You could eat them too of course, but I doubt you would want to…

I ended up tasting mine because you know what they say – “Always taste your food before you serve it!”. They weren’t bad, but are definitely something I wouldn’t like to eat on a daily basis.

I’ve been having a crazy obsession with the show Iron Chef America lately, so to sum this all up I will say, allez cuisine!

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44 Responses to DIY Dog Treats

  1. MaryGwen Stackhouse says:

    Linus celebrates his 5th birthday on January 21st!!! I think I see a present in his future

  2. Jessica says:

    These are adorable! I’m going to make some tomorrow πŸ™‚

  3. lee freeman says:

    These are lovely and it`s great that everybody can make a simple dog biscuit for their dog. I started a Dog business some time ago now from my previous career in catering and then developing a bone disease. I became a little concerned about the number of chemicals, colours and sugars in Dog treats (as I have my own dog) as well as the so called 2human grade ingredients”. I have a site I hope you can all visit should you get the chance. Please have a good look around and please leave comments as most people are shy! πŸ™‚ take care xx

  4. Mandy says:

    Love this recipe!! So easy! I’m definitely going to be making this for my pups!

  5. lee freeman says:

    As a start it`s great but please be aware that not every ingredient suits every dog. It is especially important to be aware of wheat and gluten as a lot of dogs (mine included) have issues with. There is a lot more information on http;// xx

  6. jesse says:

    this made 32 (2inch flower-shaped) treats with this recipe. Maizy turned 1 year today and this was her bday gift! thank you!

  7. Katie says:

    Try using another type of flour, like brown rice flour, or oat flour (both made from processing either rice or oats). Both are common ingredients in dog food πŸ™‚

  8. Michael says:

    First batch came out perfect. Even though I have two dog treat books, my dogs voted this the best one. Thanks for the “Doggie Crack recipe” πŸ™‚

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  10. wildgal123 says:

    made some for Homeward Bound City Pound. They loved ’em!

  11. Tweety says:

    Recipe sounds great. However I have a 16 year old yorkie with hardly any teeth. Does anyone know a way to make them softer?

    • Christina says:

      Because there is no eggs they are safe to eat uncooked (thought i’m guessing you want it cooked still), so with a smaller batch then this try cooking them for a little less time, the longer cooking time gives them the desired crunch so less time should yeild a softer outter shell…just a theory.

  12. Samantha says:

    can you substitute regular white flour for the whole wheat?

  13. lessa says:

    Just made some…My pups loved them!!! Thanks. I see us not buying treats for awhile πŸ™‚

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  15. Sawyer says:

    My puppy loved these!

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  18. Just got a puppy, so will be making these simple biscuits for sure, thanks for the recipe

  19. Lexa says:

    could you substitute milk for almond milk?

  20. Melissa says:

    About how many does this make. I would like my after school program to make some for out local shelter and would like to divide the resipe into enough for each kid to make one or two.

  21. Megan says:

    How long will they keep? Do they need to be refrigerated? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  22. ashthehusky says:

    Reblogged this on Ash The Husky and commented:
    To me it even sounds tasty. The dogs will love it!

  23. D. Webb says:

    Thank you for this awesome treat idea. Simple and easy. My dogs will love these under the tree this year.

  24. Joanie says:

    I’ve been making dog biscuits for my family and friends pets, recipe is similar. My cats love them also, sometimes I use chicken broth instead of the beef broth, my cats love both. Haven’t tried with peanut butter yet, next batch!

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  27. Michelle says:

    Just made these but shaped them with a squirrel cookie cutter instead! My Duncan loves them!

  28. Murphie Davis says:

    Can You make these without baking powder? If not, where can you get baking powder?

    • yourstrulyg says:

      Baking powder is always found in the baking isle of a grocery store! Give it a try without it if you can’t find some. I’m sure the dog would still think they’re delicious!

  29. Rainie says:

    Hi dear. … your recipe turn out great just that my cookies turn out to be still soft in the middle even tho I baked it longer than your tutorial.

    Hope you can enlighten me on this issue

    • yourstrulyg says:

      Hi Rainie,

      So sorry about this. Not quite sure why this was the case. I’ll do a couple more test bakes and update the blog with what I find. Thanks for bring it to my attention πŸ™‚

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