Dog Treats

September 8th, 2008

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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  • 1 Jennifer // Nov 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Do you have to use whole-wheat flour?

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  • 4 Stacie Morris // Dec 8, 2009 at 10:59 am

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  • 5 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!!

  • 10 Caroline // Sep 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    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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    I love dogs and my golden retriever Molly loves peanut butter or any treat for that matter. Do you have any recipes that do not have wheat flour in them or what can I substitute wheat flour with.

  • 14 Katy // Oct 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    You should be able to use regular all purpose flour instead!

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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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    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.

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    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! 🙂

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    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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