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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats
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Course: Treats for animalsDifficulty: Easy



I never met a dog who didn’t love peanut butter! Give your friend a special treat for the holidays…just don’t overdo it!


  • For biscuits
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no salt or sugar)

  • 3 cups whole grain flour or other flour if your dog has a grain allergy or you are just avoiding grain (see note*)

  • 1 large egg

  • 3/4 cup honey or blackstrap molasses (do not use regular molasses, only blackstrap)

  • For decoration (optional)
  • 1 large egg, beaten (optional)

  • a small amount of sprinkles (optional)


  • Pre-heat oven to 325F. Mix all ingredients well. The batter will be stiff. Form into desired shape (you can just roll them into balls) OR roll out between two sheets of waxed paper and use cookie cutters to make desired shape.
  • If desired, brush with beaten egg and add a few sprinkle. This adds a nice golden shine and decoration (pictured), but go lightly on the sprinkles.
  • Bake until dry. The actual time will vary with the size and thickness, but for 4-inch dog bones that were between 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch thick, this was about 17-19 minutes.
  • This makes 5 dozen medium sized bone-shaped biscuits. Actual number will vary with size and shape.


  • Recipe courtesy of Rachel Peeples, DVM.
  • * Do not use wheat flour for dogs who have a wheat allergy, and remember, this is for a special holiday treat, not a daily diet. Wiggleworthy has an excellent article on which kinds of flour you can use for dog treats. Brown rice flour, buckwheat flour and coconut flour are all acceptable. Different flours have different properties. For example, coconut flour absorbs much moisture more than most other flours. So if you find your mixture is too dry, you can add another egg or some water.


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(example: Sue in LA)
Excellent, but you gotta get messy! I made 1/2 recipe for my two small dogs (chihuahua and Jack Russell), reduced flour and increased egg (1 1/4 c whole wheat and 1 egg for 1/2 batch). Mix peanut butter, honey and egg, then stir and mash in 1/2 c flour at a time, eventually (messy part) hand kneading until dough is no longer crumbly. It needs to be kneaded. :) Roll 1/4 of 1/2 batch into log 1 1/4 in thick, then slice each log into 12 pieces (I didn't have a cookie cutter and the dogs really don't care what they look like). Bake at 325 for 15 min. Biscuits will still be soft, but will firm up and dry as they cool. Yield 4 doz small biscuits. Little crumbly when eaten, but the puppies clean up ALL the crumbs! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe!
- Larry in Portland, OR
I would and AM making these again! I didn't have an issue with crumbly batter...I just made sure I mixed it extremely well. I also mushed the dough in the bowl with my hands--the heat from my hands helped the dough mold together. I used a teddy bear cookie cutter, add some sprinkles, & baked them till done! They were a hit not only with my dogs, but all the dogs I pet sit. PS: flour only makes skin itch if a dog has an allergy to wheat..not all dogs do :) If your dog does, consider experimenting with rye flour or other options.
- A Baker
flour is bad for your dogs skin. it makes them itch. so if your dog has an itching problem don't make this for them. no bread/flour for dogs!
- A Baker
This recipe was so easy! And my 3 dogs LOVED IT! I would definitely make these again!
- Kayla in St. Charles, MO
These cookies are great my dogs just loved them.
- A Baker
Just made this for the first time. Yes it was very dry and crumbled apart so I added an extra egg and it worked just fine.
- A Baker
Had nothing but trouble with these the recipe was not kidding when it said the dough was dry!! I could not get it to stick together, just kept crumbling apart. I will not make these again!
- A Baker
I would makeit again.i give it a five
- A Baker
My two Crocker Spainals just love theses cookies (so did my husband) especially the cat shaped one. Thank you for submitting this recipe. It is quick and easy and has I said the girls love them
- Debbearz in Lodi, OH
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