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Baking is so sad for my dogs.  Inevitably, they will sit at my feet for hours while I bake some delicious treat, and then I will completely refuse to let them have even a tiny bite — chocolate is poisonous for dogs (poor dogs — life without chocolate!), and sugar isn’t good for them either.  So one afternoon, I decided to bake something especially for my little puppies.

There are actually two of them — Calvin is the one in the first picture, sitting patiently and staring at his treat hoping that I’ll let him have it, and Coco is the one in the next picture, happily biting hers right out of my hand.  (Coco is also the one who had a little cameo at the end of my last podcast!)

Also, I am a dope because I cut these out using heart and sun shaped cookie cutters, and realized later that I had bought dog bone cookie cutters at some point, and then forgotten all about them.  Fortunately, Calvin and Coco didn’t seem to care too much.

Last but not least, Chad and I are actually going to Hawaii (!!!) so there won’t be any new updates on this site until next week.  Fortunately, our dogs will have homemade treats to remember us while we’re gone — and in case any of you have hungry pooches in the meantime, I suggest making a batch of these!

Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Makes about 20-30 dog biscuits.


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76 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Erin // Sep 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Katy these are adorable, although I think your dog steals the show! My mom used to make dog biscuits for our dog and it smelled revolting, but the dog would freak out over them. I don’t know what she put in them but it was nasty. Your recipe sounds very human friendly though.

    Enjoy your vacation!

  • 2 clumbsycookie // Sep 8, 2008 at 9:11 am

    So cute! I think I would have had one myself!

  • 3 Rita // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:23 am

    What a cute dog!!!! I love dogs, but still didn’t manage to convince my husband to get us one….
    I never thought about making them treats though…nice idea!

  • 4 ttfn300 // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Too cute!!!  yes i can’t wait until I can have a dog!!  Have a great time in hawaii :)

  • 5 VeggieGirl // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:45 am

    What a fabulous recipe!! Makes me miss my beloved dog (who died this past June) even more than I already do :-(

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:47 am

    P.S. – Have a lovely time in Hawaii (a.k.a. paradise)!!!

  • 7 Lisa (Homesick Texan) // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t have a dog (sigh) but I think that little bags of these with a cute recipe card would make an awesome gift for my friends that do have dogs. Have a fabulous time in Hawaii!

  • 8 heather // Sep 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    i usually make some treats for my pup about once a month or so… i think she earns it after all her faithful sous chef help during all of my other baking.  have a great time in hawaii… i’m sure your pups will miss you ;)

  • 9 Maggie // Sep 8, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Adorable dogs!  I hope you have a great time in Hawaii.

  • 10 giz // Sep 9, 2008 at 12:47 am

    How cute are your puppies.  I think if the dogs don’t like the cookies, it could be just fine for humans too.

  • 11 Maria // Sep 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    What a cute dog! Have a great trip!

  • 12 Kitt // Sep 10, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Aw, so cute!  Glad you’re baking for them, too.

    Have a great trip!

  • 13 katie // Sep 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I havee European dogs, apparently… neither of them like peanut butter.
    They don’t like chocolate either.  Maybe they’re just weird.
    Have fun in Hawaii!

  • 14 Ronda // Sep 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Hi–I have been making these for awhile now for my dog.  They are from the Three Dog Bakery in New York.  They are called Simple Simon’s Birthday Bones.

  • 15 katy // Sep 14, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Katie — Good thing they don’t like chocolate!  Mine will eat pretty much anything (although carrots are their favorites)!

    Ronda — Wow!  I’ve never heard of Three Dog Bakers, but I’m not surprised such a simple recipe would have multiple sources.

  • 16 Jaime // Sep 15, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    awww, they look like they definitely enjoyed those homemade treats! so much better than the store bought ones full of dyes and preservatives!

    have fun in hawaii!

    speaking of three dog bakery, if you are a dog lover, you need to get the book “Amazing Gracie” for the plane trip to hawaii…it will warm your heart and make you cry; i love it! it’s the story of how the bakery was started!

  • 17 Jenn // Sep 16, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I was wondering if a little honey would be ok to add? I think the doggies would really enjoy it.

  • 18 Elle // Sep 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Adorable!  I hope you had/are having? a great time on vacation!

  • 19 katy // Sep 18, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Jenn — I would be wary of adding sugary ingredients to dog treats.  I don’t think a really small amount would hurt, but I know that dogs can get really sick if they accidentally eat sugar.  I’m probably a bit crazy though — I won’t give my dogs any human food except raw vegetables or tiny pieces of bread!

    Jamie — Oh cute!  I bet I would love it — I’m such a sucker for dog stories, although I’m scared to read them sometimes because I know I’ll bawl my eyes out. :-)

  • 20 Gudrun of Kitchen Gadget Girl // Oct 8, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    thanks for this recipe – I find you through the Food Blog Search, looking for a dog cookie to help my poodle Molly celebrate her 9th birthday! I will be blogging about it next week, for Cookie Thursday.


  • 21 ashley // Oct 15, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    These are too cute!  I was just telling my cousin earlier that I would make some for her little “Chiquita” Your dogs are too cute!

  • 22 Y // Oct 16, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Your dogs are so cute! I’ve always wanted to make dog biscuits (for my non existent dog :P) with those bone shaped cookie cutters!

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  • 24 Jenn // Oct 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I was wondering if chunky peanut butter would be ok to use? I just realized that’s all I have and I planned to make these tonight.

  • 25 katy // Oct 21, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Jenn – I think that would be fine!  You can always stick your chunky peanut butter in the food processor if you’re worried about texture!  (but, i mean, my dogs certainly wouldn’t know the difference!)

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  • 27 Cheryl // Nov 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Katy, thanks for the recipe.  Is this treat a crunchy one?  Or is it soft like a cookie?

  • 28 Christina // Nov 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    You’re little Calvin looks just like our little Calvin!

    I can’t wait to make him and his sister’s some peanut butter cookies.

  • 29 katy // Nov 6, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks guys!

    Cheryl — They’re crunchy — kind of like milkbones, but thinner!

    Christina — Oh my goodness!  Is your Calvin a Maltipoo???

  • 30 Kimberly // Nov 6, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Can I use white flour?  I know its not as healthy but would it work?  It’s all I have on hand…

  • 31 carey // Nov 6, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! By the way, is that a coton? Just wondering…

  • 32 Miri // Nov 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    I found you through sew mama sew.
    I love the dog treats, but I was wondering,how long do they keep?

  • 33 Becca // Nov 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I just came across your site and I am definitely making some of these for some furry friends of mine! I think their owners will appreciate this much more than a random store bought present!

  • 34 DoggyMom // Dec 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Actually, one or two choc. chip cookies won’t kill your dog. It’s a matter of how large your dog is, how much chocolate he/she eats, and the purity (i.e. % cocoa) of the chocolate. My 70 lb. dog has eaten a whole candy bar twice. I called the local emergency hospital the first time and given his weight and that it was milk chocolate they said he’d be just fine. If you catch your dog eating chocolate give him/her a of tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide. That will cause the dog to vomit and if you’ve caught him/her before the chocolate gets into the system it will be ok.

  • 35 deena // Dec 10, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks my dog loved them!! I blogged about these.. and designed a label for the holidays..thanks again!

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  • 38 Tia // Dec 22, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I bookmarked your pup treat recipe a while back, and finally got around to make them… I followed everything but I also added about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese (since my dog loves treats with cheese). As silly as it sounds, they’re pretty tasty for ME to munch on too!! lol If you don’t mind, I’d like to blog about them and link back to your original recipe… :)

    He just inhaled 3 by the way. He stood under me the entire time, because he could smell the peanut butter. lol

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  • 40 Desiree // Dec 23, 2008 at 7:36 am

    I found your recipe from Sew Mama Sew and kept it until this weekend when I made some to give out for Christmas presents. What a wonderfully easy and beautiful looking treat! I loved it and will no doubt keep the recipe to make again and again! Thanks so much!!!

  • 41 Meryl // Dec 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this.  There are very few treats that I can give my dog Elvis because he has several bad food allergies, and most cookie recipes have one of them in the ingredients: eggs, poultry, rice, and corn.

    Coco and Calvin are adorable!

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  • 43 Zee // Mar 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

    OMG!  I just stumbled onto your site (looking for something completely different).

    You have a coton?!  So do I!  My bff (doggie) is Casou and he’s a coton de tulear.  He looks almost exactly like your pooch in the peanut treat picture. 

    Just thought I’d say HELLO.  Don’t you love owning a Coton?  They are the most wonderful buddies.  And when we go walking, everyone (EVERYONE!) stops us on the street to ask, “What kind of dog is that?”  We were in Boston at Christmas and we had so many terrific conversations with complete strangers. 

    Anyway…. wavin’ bye bye now.

  • 44 Vicky // Mar 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I made these and both my fur children (dogs). They enjoy them a lot. I used a medicine pill bottle cap from the pharmacy to use as cookie cutter. They are the perfect size about the size of a quarter.  The recipe made a ton. It made so many that I baged some up and gave away doggie gifts with the recipe connected. The other pets went wild to and ther owner have made them too.  Thanks for sharing.

  • 45 Windy // May 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Hi. Thanks for the recipe…my puppy Sadie….basset hound about 10 weeks old… keeps barking for more.  This is the first time I have baked treats for her, and it was fun to have her running circles around my feet.

    My question…how many at a time or day should I giver her?  I don’t want to give her too many too quickly….the whole new food and upset stomache thing. 

    Thanks for taking time to let me know as well as for sharing this recipe!

    Have a Great Day!

  • 46 Shawn // Aug 11, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I made these yesterday using rice flour and 2% milk. I didnt roll them out but just made small spoonfuls on the baking sheet. Looked like little peanutbutter kisses and the dogs (all 6 of them) where quite pleased. Just found your site and cant wait to cruise around and find what else you have in store for me.

  • 47 Home Made Dog Treats // Aug 17, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    What a great reciepe, we’ve been using it for a while and all the dogs we’ve given it to at the animal shelters have loved it!

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  • 49 Amanda // Aug 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Yeah!!! I just found your amazing blog! Thank you for the recipes! I am going to make these for my pup tonight!

  • 50 Amanda // Sep 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hi! I wonder if you could offer a substitute, baking agents are not healthy for dogs.
    Baking soda and baking powder are both leavening agents. A leavening agent is a common ingredient in baked goods that produces a gas causing batter and dough to rise. Baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder actually consists of baking soda and an acid, usually cream of tartar, calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminum sulfate or a mixture of the three. Ingestion of large amounts of baking soda or baking powder can lead to electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium, low calcium and/or high sodium), congestive heart failure or muscle spasms.

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    Do you have to use whole-wheat flour?

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  • 55 PSM // Mar 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Pretty good recipe, too bad torturing the dogs mouth-wateringly waiting for their treats for hours, very cruel!!:)

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    made these cookies for my dog Sofia’s first birthday and made one large cookie with her name on it!!

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    Thanks for this recipe! I always have to give my dog a piece of dough because she knows these are her cookies:)

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    I can’t wait to give these treats a try tomorrow and only 4 ingredients!  My dogs adore peanut butter – I’m glad I found this blog!  Great pix of Calvin and Coco too!

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    My dog Skyiaa and earthiaa Really LOVED these treats and everyday i would look at them and they would give me the look of “Please can we have a treat.” And when i would go to the cabident their tails would go crazy and when i would take some out of the bag the would jump with joy and by jump I mean Jump Their both st. bernards and ouch do they hurt!

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    these are a great, simple treat!  stella loved them!

  • 71 josie // Jul 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    My dogs totally loved these!! I gave them a choice between store bought bacon flavored treats and the peanutbutter treats, and they went for the peanutbutter once without hesitation!! We didn’t have enough whole wheat flour, only like 1 cup worth, so I just put in that and another cup of all purpose flour they came out fine.

  • 72 samIam // Jan 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    They’re in the oven now! I added cheese like commenter above suggested and they smell great! I think I’ll give them to my friend’s dog as a late Christmas/New Year gift as well! great easy recipe, thank you! :)

  • 73 David // May 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Katy, our mini schnauser loves peanut butter, which we give him occasionally. He really likes these treats, so thanks for the recipe. We used smaller cookie cutters, so the recipe made about 60 treats.

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