Puppy-Approved Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

peanut butter doggie treatsThis year, I wanted to make some doggie treats to give out with Christmas cookies, since a lot of my friends have puppies. We’re all kind of at that age where some people are starting to have babies, but most are getting dogs instead!

So, of course I turned to Pinterest! I found this pin that featured several dog treat recipes, and I decided to try The King Arthur Flour Best of Breed Dog Biscuits.

All the doggies who tried these treats absolutely LOVED them! They were easy to make too, and definitely less expensive than buying treats. I’ll definitely be making them again, and if I had a dog of my own, I’d probably make a batch every month!

To make these doggie treats, you need the following ingredients: 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, 1/2 cup non-fat dried milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, 1 cup of peanut butter, crunchy or plain, and 1/2 cup + 1 of tablespoon cold water.

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.

(The picture above was pre-eggs/water.) The original recipe calls for wheat flour which is more nutritional for puppies, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used regular flour, which is okay for most dogs too. Some have problems digesting treats made with white flour, so do what is right for your favorite pooch.

Mix the dough, adding the water slowly until it’s just enough to create a cohesive dough. You might not need the entire amount, or you might need a few tablespoons more, depending on the humidity.

dog treat dough

Then, roll out the dough  and use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats. They’re just for dogs, so you can use a glass to cut circles, or you can use a cookie cutter. I used one shaped like a cat, since I thought that was funny. :)

I also rolled my dough very thin, so they’d be easy to break into pieces. My roommate’s dog, Rocket, can handle big treats since he’s a pit bull mix, but the other dogs on my list were mostly puppies and little breeds, so thinner treats are more manageable.

Once you have the treats rolled out and cut, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 60 minutes at 300 degrees. If you make them thicker, bake for an additional 15-30 minutes.

Here they are, out of the oven:

dog treats

Rocket was our first taste-tester. At first, he wasn’t so sure, because he’s a little picky, but as soon as he tried them, he loved them!

rocket taste testing

“Hm…I’m not so sure about this…”

rocket chowing down

“Wait…this is pretty good! OM NOM NOM NOM!”

rocket wants another treat

“Can I have another? Pretty please?”

Here’s the printable recipe:

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Peanut Butter Doggie Treats
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ cup nonfat dry milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon cold water
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients in a large bowl, adding just enough water to make a cohesive dough.
  2. Roll the dough and use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out treats.
  3. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 60 minutes.

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15 thoughts on “Puppy-Approved Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

  1. Printer is printing this recipe . . . Indy is lying on the sofa, not knowing she is in for a taste treat later on today. This is the newest of our Doggie Treat Collection.

    Also, how do you get your recipes in the printer format? Does it have to be done via a phone, or can it be added to a blog?

  2. I can’t wait to try these. I really like how you put the recipe card at the end! Great for printing, but also great for a summary or quick glance. Looking forward to reading more! Happy sits day!

  3. Adorable! I’m definitely going to have to make these for my dog. She’s such a peanut butter fanatic that I’m sure she’ll enjoy these. Happy SITS Day!

  4. LOVE this! I might have to try it for my 3 dogs! It’s cute that you used a cat shaped cookie cutter…that cracks me up. I doubt my dogs would care about the shapes…they pretty much think anything that isn’t nailed down is a treat for them. Beware and don’t leave your food out here!

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