Does anyone else have a picky dog? Toby only likes certain textures, has a beef intolerance and is moody, apparently? So, when I made these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits for the first time, I held my breath when I let him try one. Followed him to his designated treat-eating spot (which is the living room rug, unfortunately), and watched to see if they passed the test. I think he just wanted to mess with me, because at first he just looked at it (eye roll), and then seemingly swallowed the entire thing whole.
Well, they passed the test. And I’m glad they did, because these were so easy to whip up! They’re hard enough that they hold their shape, but they have a pretty soft chew (No, I didn’t try any myself).
Before trying out these or any other recipes, please consult with your vet.
It’s always best to use whole wheat flour. It’s not stripped of nutrients like all-purpose is, so it’s better for our pups. Don’t have any on hand? No sweat! All-purpose will work just fine, but if you plan on making homemade treats on a regular basis, I recommend grabbing a bag of whole wheat.
A well-known dog (and human) favorite. Any time I bust out a jar of PB, Toby comes running to lick the spoon. I recommend using creamy peanut butter, since the chunky kind can present some choking hazards. Please, please, please check the ingredient list of your peanut butter! Some may contain xylitol, which is toxic to both dogs and cats.
You can visit the bark-ery homepage for a list of common ingredients, and whether they’re safe to give your fur baby!
Depending on how humid or dry it is where you are, you may need more/less flour and/or water. I know, not very precise. But since there’s limited ingredients here, we’re really relying on these two to get the texture right. After everything is mixed, look at the dough. You want them to hold their shape enough to roll and cut, but not so dry that they crumble when you pick them up. If you think it needs a little more flour or water, add a tablespoon at a time of either until you get the right consistency.
You can use any cookie cutters you have on hand, or free-hand it! I used these cutters that have several different sizes, and they worked great!
Look at that face! He loves these things. Before you hand them over, make sure they’re completely cooled. You don’t want their tongues to get burned! If you make too many for them to eat or you choose to make a big batch, you can freeze these for up to 3 months. Yay!
Let me know if you made these peanut butter dog biscuits, and if your pup liked them! I’d love see everyone’s fur-babies, so please share with me on instagram at @fg_bakes or hashtag #forgoodnessbakes.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
Easy peanut butter and oat cookies that your pup will go crazy for!
1 cup (113 g) whole wheat flour, plus more for rolling *
½ cup (49 g) rolled oats
1 egg, room temperature
¼ cup water
¾ cup creamy peanut butter, with no xylitol
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add peanut butter and egg. Beat with mixer or by hand until combined.
- Add flour and water, beating until dough forms. Fold in oats.
- Dust surface with flour. Roll dough out to about ¼ inch thick. Roll scraps back together to cut a few more cookies out and waste as little as possible!
- Cut with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheet about ½-1 inch apart. They won’t spread. If desired, use a skewer to press holes into treats. I got about 12 treats, but it will depend on the size of your cookie cutters.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until edges are brown. Let cool on baking sheet.
- Allow to cool completely before giving to your pup!
- Flour – You can substitute for all-purpose if that’s all you have.
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