Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could. If you’ve wondered How To Make Dog Treats, it’s much easier than you think. Your dog deserves these homemade treats and will be so excited!
Is peanut butter safe for dogs?
There has been some discussion on whether or not peanut butter is safe for dogs. We always do research before even thinking about feeding our dog's anything!
Peanut butter is actually a healthy food for dogs, containing vitamins and healthy fats. As always, moderation is key. Dogs can be allergic to things just like people.
If you feel uncomfortable using peanut butter, other great alternatives would be pumpkin or sweet potato. Let me know if you have questions!
Can you use all purpose flour in peanut butter dog treat recipes?
Yes, you can. Just like the answer about peanut butter above, some dogs can be allergic to things like gluten found in regular flour.
Whole wheat flour can have some more nutrients which is always great, or you can use an alternative flour like coconut flour.
I always recommend letting your dog sample a small amount before giving them lots of treats, because dogs can be allergic to anything, just like people!
Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe
Author: Becky Hardin – The Cookie Rookie Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Total: 45 minutes
Ingredients For the Dog Treats
▢ 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour see note below for substitutions
▢ 1 egg
▢ 1 cup peanut butter SEE NOTE
▢ 1 cup water
▢ 2 tablespoons honey
Ingredients For the Frosting
▢ ⅓ cup cornstarch can also use potato starch or arrowroot powder
▢ 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
▢ 1 Tablespoon honey
▢ 3-4 tablespoons hot water
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large bowl combine flour and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky. you may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour, 1 egg, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup water
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Once done, set aside to cool. (If you have smaller cookies, use less time, otherwise the bottom might burn.)
To make frosting, combine the peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl, and heat in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
⅓ cup cornstarch, 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
Add melted peanut butter mixture to cornstarch and stir until just combined.
Slowly add in water 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency that you would like. For a thinner frosting, add more water.
1 Tablespoon honey
Add frosting to a piping bag and pipe designs on top of each dog treat.
Frost treats with the peanut butter/honey mixture for an even more tempting cookie.
Store in an airtight container or give as gifts!