No one appreciates dog treats like Ripple the Zen Dog, so in honor of International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day today, I browsed my peanut butter dog treat recipes and decided to whip up a batch of these homemade peanut butter dog cookies for my favorite boy.
These little peanut butter dog cookies are super easy to make and contain only 4 ingredients! I was in and out of the kitchen in less than an hour, which is great for someone who is always short on time.
This particular peanut butter dog treat recipe calls for 2 cups of flour – I used wheat flour, but unbleached all-purpose flour, oat flour, or barley flour works fine too. You will want a little extra for dusting when you’re rolling out the dough.
You can use any brand of peanut butter without xylitol.
Xylitol, an alternative sweetener to sugar, is toxic and potentially fatal to dogs.
Creamy peanut butter works best for pretty treats, but crunchy peanut butter will work in a pinch.
Mix together the flour, peanut butter, and eggs. The mixture looks like coarse sand before you add the water.
Continue mixing and add the water a little at a time until the dough can be balled up and rolled out. I had to use a little over 1/4 cup – maybe closer to 1/3 cup. Depending on your geographic location, you may need a little more or a little less.
Rolling the Dough
Then just roll out your dough, using a little flour to dust on top of the dough before you start rolling to keep the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.
Use a small cookie cutter in any shape you desire. If you don’t have a small cookie cutter, the top of a shot glass works too!
Pop them in the oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes. Easy peasy, done in less than an hour, and it makes about 50 peanut butter dog treats!
So if you’re short on time but want to do something for your pup, give these quick dog treats a try.
Your dog is guaranteed to love them!
Let us know in the comments section below if you made these.
If you tried a different recipe for your dog, please share it below!