March 20, 2023Review Recipe
Homemade Dog Treats
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Attention dog lovers! These Homemade Dog Treats are a special recipe to serve your favorite pet! Our easy dog cookie recipe is a great way to let your little puppy know they’re loved. They are so simple to make homemade — but if you feel like being extra, use a cookie cutter to get the cute shape.
Looking for more dog treat ideas just like this simple recipe? Try our delicious pumpkin dog treats recipe, too! Have cats? Make these easy homemade cat treats!
MORE DOG TREAT RECIPES:
Dog Birthday Cake | Banana Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream
HOMEMADE DOG TREATS INGREDIENTS
You will need:
- 1 cup of peanut butter, smooth
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
Variations: We use peanut butter in this homemade dog treat recipe, but there are lots of variations you could try. These include pumpkin, banana, sweet potatoes, or baby food. There are lots of options.
Flour: We have listed whole wheat flour in the ingredients as it contains more nutritional value but if you don’t have it on hand, you can also use all-purpose flour.
HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE DOG TREATS RECIPE
PRO TIP: The best part of these is how well they freeze. Make a double batch of this homemade dog treats recipe so that you always have a supply of your own homemade dog treats on hand.
STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 350°F.
STEP TWO: Add all ingredients to a large bowl.
STEP THREE: Blend on low in a stand mixer until well blended. The mixture should form a dough-like texture.
STEP FOUR: Once well mixed, put the dough between two sheets of parchment paper or on a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll to approximately ¼ inch in thickness.
STEP FIVE: Use a cute cookie cutter or glass to cut out biscuits.
PRO TIP: We used a darling bone-shaped cookie cutter for our puppy treats. But you can use a traditional circle cookie cutter or a glass. If you have other cookie cutters in cute shapes, you could use those as well.
STEP SIX: Place in oven on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake for approximately 17 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack before serving them to your best friend.
PRO TIP: For a more senior dog whose teeth are not what they used to be, you can break the cookies into smaller pieces or put them in their bowl with a little water to soften them up.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store these homemade treats in an airtight container then place them in the fridge for up to two months.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store these easy homemade dog treats in an airtight container then place in the freeze. They can last for up to eight months.
All the furry friends in the neighborhood will want a taste of these yummy homemade dog biscuits. A great alternative to store-bought cookies, these peanut butter treats contain all the ingredients your favorite family member loves and once they catch the smell of peanut butter they will gobble them up.
You can freeze this recipe for up to 8 months stored in an airtight container.
Ultimately, you know best what foods your dog has issues with but this dog biscuit recipe avoids most common food allergies that trouble dog tummies so they should be fine.
You can certainly use either whole wheat or all-purpose flour in this easy recipe.
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Homemade Dog Treats
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
- Blend on low in a mixer until well blended. The mixture should form a dough-like texture.
- Put dough between two sheets parchment paper.
- Roll to approximately ¼ inch in thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out biscuits.TIP: We used a darling bone-shaped cookie cutter for our puppy treats. But you can use a traditional circle cookie cutter or a glass.
- Bake for approximately 17 minutes.
Can you use crunchy peanut butter?
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Julia – we recommend smooth peanut butter for the right consistency. Enjoy!
Great when did peanut butter. Need suggestions on with pumpkin, sub cup of pumpkin puree ended up very wet not doughy?
Layne Kangas says
Hi, David – here’s our recipe for pumpkin dog treats.
Sally Sutton Haines says
I have 5 small dogs, between 5 lbs and 13 lbs. ages 16, 15, 14, 6, and 1 years old. They loved these treats. They get a treat at bed time. Now they are begging to go to bed early just for their treat. I am happy because I know exactly what is in their treat. Thank you for this recipe
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