Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
How can I possibly tease my little babies with constant baking and cooking aromas wafting through my kitchen and not bake treats for them? How can I not spoil the two who love me unconditionally, greet me with so much excitement, watch my every move and bring so many smiles and laughs to my day?
Biagio and Bella are sibling Chihuahuas. Boy and girl, they are my pet versions of my son and daughter. Really, their personalities almost match my children. Biagio is quiet yet tough, always on guard, Bella is active, feisty and oh so feminine. I smile just thinking of them.
These little pups love their treats! And they would love to have lots of people food but do need to watch their figures. Just as I have a hard time purchasing store bought desserts for myself, I’m always fretting over store bought dog treats. For convenience reasons only, I buy their treats and as often as I can, I bake them my own. This recipe is really easy with simple, basic ingredients. The hardest part is the time in cutting out each little bone. My babies are little so I use little cutters. Obviously the bigger dogs can have bigger bones and the rolling and cutting would go a bit quicker.
p.s. I apologize for the blurry photos; Biagio snuck up to grab a treat just as I was about to take the picture!
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
adapted from Three Dog Bakery
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup organic milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour and baking powder. Mix in the peanut butter and milk, stirring well until combined. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until soft. Refrigerate dough for 1/2 hour.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on slipat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet then store in an airtight container. Makes about 150 tiny bones!
I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.
How cute! My mom’s dog would LOVE these. Peanut butter is absolutely one of her favorites. 🙂
I honestly have not seen one dog turned down these home made treats!!
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Too cute. I swear we think alike, hope that doesn’t offend you, Katherine has had dog biscuits on her posts to do for ages! Our dogs like cornmeal and peanut butter. OK, they like everything!
Offend me, not at all! That’s why I follow your blog as you make the food I love and so many times I see one of your posts and it was something I either just did or planned to do!! We all have different tweaks to recipes and I like learning new ideas. I know you will have a better photo than I was able to capture!!
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Yesterday, Katherine was making peach cobbler and deciding whether to cook the peaches on the stovetop or throw them in the oven. I said if you do them on the stove you can splash some Grand Marnier in there. She said that was too fancy for a simple dessert. I said well you know throwing alcohol in things is my thing. She replied Linda at Savoring Every Bite does it all the time too. I am not making this up. She then ignored my suggestion and threw them in the oven. Yes, they were good!
You are such a nice mommy! I am going to send this along to my sister, she has 2 dogs and loves to bake, so I am sure she’ll get a kick out of this recipe! Cheers!
Thanks Ginger! Before I bought the dog bone cutters, I made their biscuits in little stars or flowers so your sister doesn’t need to run out and buy doggie cutters…tho they are cute!
Hmm, I see these recipes for dog biscuits and always think “Hey, I’d eat that…” Is that a bad thing? Guess it means it’s all good food 😀 And who doesn’t want to treat their puppies with deliciousness?
Hope you got your chance to sit on the porch and relax this weekend!
These are edible for humans and in fact, some of my son’s friends had thought I just made “bone” cookies and ate them! And as for that porch, yes I did in fact! I couldn’t get your picture out of my mind! We had a windy tho humid Sunday afternoon, just after baking the treats!!
Your dogs are so adorable and I lover their Italian names too! I am going to share this recipe with my neighbor, she has 3 dogs and buys organic biscuits for them all the time. Now she can make her own too! So clean and so healhty, looks like a cookie I’d eat! LOL
I have tasted these and other treats I’ve made for them, but the idea that they are for my dogs somehow turns me off! They are though definitely clean eating, healthy!!
Aw…my Luna and Alfi would love these. Come to think of, so would Big Man and I…is that wrong?!
Not at all! Tho they may be more visually tasty for people with a different cookie cutter!!
Now I’m torn. Unlike his predecessors, Max is on a grain-free regimen and I really do try to stick with it. Oh, what the heck! The best treat is one of forbidden fruit. A couple biscuits a day won’t kill him and at least I’ll know what he’s eating. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I just made a batch and Max loves ’em, both raw and baked. Granted, he may not be the pickiest of eaters — and Animal Poison Control has a file to prove it — but he hasn’t left me alone ever since I gave him one earlier. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I’m so glad Max loved them…even raw! Never thought of that, but of course it’s cookie dough for dogs! I’ve got a few more dog recipes coming soon!
Maris (In Good Taste)
I am so forwarding this to my mom! She will love this for her dog!
What cute treats and puppy!
Great idea! Your dogs are too cute! Now you need to make kitty treats!!
Thanks Nina! Kitty treats….oh my, I’ll have to send them to Snickers for taste testing!
SO adorable, I love it! I’ve been wanting to bake doggie treats for a while. I just might have to make these because it’s my boss’ dog’s birthday soon–Romeo. 🙂 He’s a black lab puppy and comes to the office every day. Maybe they would keep him occupied because he’s definitely mischievous and always getting into trouble.
How cute! I don’t have any pets, but if I did I’d make these!
Nuts about Food
Aaaawww, so cute.
My pup will love these! Off to find a dog bone cookie cutter! THanks for sharing!
those look amazing, my dog Jelly would love some of those, I love the photo with the whole row laid out
Biagio is SO SO CUTE! Lucky him having this homemade cookies 🙂
Hope you are having a great week Linda!
My dogs were standing here watching me read this post, so there’s no getting around it now. I’ll be making dog cookies this weekend 🙂 Gotta love ’em.
So totally cool! My little rainy (he is a yorkie-chon) is going to thank you for this one! I have never thought about doing this before but then Why Not do it! Genius and fun!
Better not show this to my wife. She already wants to get a dog so badly but we can’t with our working hours. If she saw this she’d whip up a batch, pull a “puppy-dog eyes” face at me and be all like “oh, we have to get a dog now, we already have a batch of cookies for it” 😀
AwWwww! This is sooo cute! Great post!
Riley sends you a million thanks for the treats! He absolutely loved them. Of course, now I am going to have to start making them for him!! It feels good giving him a wholesome and tasty treat that’s not full of chemicals made in China!
Thanks Scott, I’m so glad Riley enjoyed the treats! He’s just the sweetest!
Just to let you know … I made my 2nd batch last night. Max isn’t the only one who loves ’em. His friends Bea, Clementine, and Kenmore all love ’em, as well. They couldn’t be easier to make and I’m making double batches to keep all of the “kids” happy. Thanks again, Linda.
So cute and fun! My sister in law made our dogs, Romeo and Abigail, home made dog biscuits for Christmas and they loved them.
My dogs are grain free too, like mother, like dogs 😉 but I don’t see why I still couldn’t use your recipe and add a nut flour instead…
Good idea! 🙂
do you have to use the Baking Powder…heard of this but forgot to get that..Thanks for any Replies
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I love that you make their treats. I do many things to spoil and ensure optimal health for my pups (Ging and Buddy) but I do not make their biscuits. Seeing this, I am now questioning why not? Thank you for the inspiration and the recipe. Adorable doggy/ies (only see one).
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