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These easy, healthy homemade dog treats are a special recipe to serve your favorite pet!
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  1. HOMEMADE DOG TREATS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE DOG TREATS RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
  4. FAQ
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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!

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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.

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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.

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STEP THREE: Blend on low in a stand mixer until well blended. The mixture should form a dough-like texture.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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STORAGE

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.

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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.

FAQ

Can I freeze these dog cookies?

You can freeze this recipe for up to 8 months stored in an airtight container.

My dog has sensitive tummy issues, will these cookies be ok?

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.

Can I replace whole wheat flour in this recipe with all-purpose flour?

You can certainly use either whole wheat or all-purpose flour in this easy recipe.

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Homemade Dog Treats

5 from 23 votes
These easy, healthy homemade dog treats are a special recipe to serve your favorite pet!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 33mg | Calcium: 26mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 109mg | Cholesterol: 1mg | Calories: 64kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Hannah Griffin says

    5 stars
    These dog treats are a hit with my puppies! They like them way better than the store bought treats!

    • Janice Hampton Mercer says

      I also use regular flour. Sometimes I use crunchy peanut butter because they love peanuts. Some say they shouldn’t have them but wondering why not. My dogs have never had a problem with them.

  2. Sue says

    These are so easy to make and our dogs LOVE them.
    They have never liked store bought dog biscuits however these are a hit!!

    • Layne Henderson says

      Hi, Yvonne — these are approved by my breeder. Feel free to check with your own vet before making! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dianna says

    Wondering if I can substitute pumpkin for the peanut butter?? Or if anyone has a recepie for treats that uses pumpkin??

    • Layne Henderson says

      You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to two months in the fridge or up to eight months in the freezer.

    • Layne Henderson says

      It might but I don’t know for sure because I haven’t tried it. I also know that almond flour can be a little more dry, so it could change the texture and you might need to adjust other ingredients accordingly. Good luck!

  4. Tammy Parsons says

    There are no measure ments on the recipe how much of each ingredient should I use. Would love to try these but don’t know how much to use. Would you please let me know. Thanks

    • Layne Henderson says

      Hi, Tammy – if you scroll to the bottom of the post, there is a printable recipe card with measurements. Thanks!

  5. Wanda. Blackston says

    Hello, I just ran across this recipe and I am going to give it a try. My 4 fur babies aren’t crazy about bought dog biscuits. Can you use self rising flour?

  6. Cheryl says

    5 stars
    These were so easy to make and our pup LOVED them! I made a whole months supply, but missed the “putting them in the fridge” part, so within 2 weeks, they went bad and I had to throw them away! Going to make another batch & this time, they are going in the fridge!!

  7. Terry says

    I made the peanut butter… for Pitaโ€™s 1st Birthday! She loved them โค๏ธ I made the pumpkin today… I messed up a bit…. I made the way I made the peanut butter… with the milk ๐Ÿ˜ณway to moist… so I added more flour… after I scraped them off of the parchment paper…. they are in the oven right now…. we will see how they turn out…. I would like to try the banana do you add milk to that?

  8. Jennifer says

    Do these come out really hard? Like store bought biscuits. ..I have an older chihuahua who has trouble crunching the store ones

  9. Lauren says

    Weโ€™re having trouble with these modeling after a couple days of left out. Has that happened to you? Do we need to bake longer? Thanks!

  10. Andrea Buma says

    5 stars
    A great simple recipe!!! I had oats and AP flour so I did half oat flour and half all purpose, then rolled then in oat flakes before baking because they were sticky (my pup is just a little guy so I did tiny balls instead of bones cut out). He loves these!

  11. Ginny says

    I would like to make these for my grand dogs in California. I live in Virginia, so that means cross country shipping. If I put them in a tin, will they keep on the road for three days until they can be delivered? Thanks for any info you can offer me.

    • Layne Kangas says

      I typically store them in the fridge to help them last longer. I think they would probably be fine traveling for a couple of days but since I haven’t tried it personally I can’t say for sure that it will work!

  12. Diana says

    Going to make this recipe for some Christmas presents! Is any brand of molasses okay to give to dogs if the only ingredient says molasses? Thanks!

  13. Cindy Hemsath says

    5 stars
    These were so easy to make and my 2 year old Teddybear doggie LOVED them! They smelled so good while I was making them that my two teenagers thought I was baking cookies for them. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  14. Donna Easter says

    My grand pup loves these treats .
    She really doesnโ€™t want store bought ones. I am about to make some for her for Christmas.

  15. Laura says

    5 stars
    Excellent! My Papillon “Skye” loved them. I didn’t have a dog shaped cookie cutter so I used a small round container lid to cut them out. I used a dry measuring cup for the peanut butter if anyone wants to know. I followed the directions exactly and they came out great! Thanks

  16. Melanie says

    5 stars
    Since we ran out of money and treats for our two spoiled doggies. I found this recipe and they now have treats made from stuff I had in my pantry. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE FROM ME AND FROM TALON & KELLY!

  17. Donna says

    What type of milk do you use ? Just got a new puppy and have been making his treats and saw this one so I wanted to try it . Thank you !

  18. JO GABRIELE says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday for my 15-year-old dachshund and using a small round cutter, it made about 70 disks which we shared with our upstairs neighbor who has a pug. Both dogs are in love with these and they are so soft and easy to chew. Thank you…going to look at your pumpkin recipe now.

  19. Lisa says

    5 stars
    Awesome! thank you so much, I’ve been baking all morning for my girls, Rosy (MinPin) & GirlFriend (RottyMix)…They’re just loving it.

    • Layne Kangas says

      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.

  20. Amy N says

    5 stars
    This is the best recipe for cut-outs. The dough is so easy to work with and the treats donโ€™t crumble apart after baking.

  21. Wanda says

    5 stars
    I made these for our new dog and our daughter’s dog. Both dogs really like them. I don’t have a bone or other dog shape cutter so I used a small angel-shaped cutter. Thanks for the recipe!
    Wanda

  22. Sammi says

    5 stars
    My 13 y/o daughter made these to sell to a local feed store during a doggy day event and everyone loved them. Plus, they were super easy to make and cute!

  23. Terri says

    5 stars
    Wow! This looks like a super easy recipe. I know, my dog, Henry would love these dog treats. I’ll have to bake some up for him. Thanks for posting the recipe.

    I’m sharing this recipe with my dog friends. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿถ

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