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Dog Treats – Do It Yourself

Have you ever considered making homemade treats for your dog? If you’re like me, you’ve thought about it many times, but haven’t ever actually gotten around to it. Until now!

Last night, I embarked on a new adventure to bake my own dog treats. Turns out, it’s actually really easy and really quick! (Click on any image to enlarge)

Put all ingredients in a bowl

This is the recipe I used:

1 cup flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth, doesn’t matter)
1/2 cup milk (I substituted with rice milk)

Stir ingredients

Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients, stir. When it starts to get thick, you’ll have to get your hands in there and knead the dough on a floured surface. Roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness and use cookie cutters (or a knife) to cut out shapes. I used a knife to start cutting out a dog bone shape, but realized that would quickly become tedious, so switched to squares and heart shapes. Put on a cookie sheet and bake 15-17 minutes until golden brown. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.

And voila! You’ve got a beautiful batch of dog cookies!

Roll out dough and cut shapes

Place on a cookie sheet and bake

Cookies are done!

Serve to your pup and let her enjoy :)

Yum!

This was the easiest recipe I found with common ingredients that most people are likely to have around the house. If you are interested in dabbling with dog treat baking, then try it out! What’s stopping you?

This and other recipes from Bull Wrinkle.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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  2. Penny says:

    Oh how fun! I might have to try to make some of those! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Looks deeeelicious! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Summer says:

    I had always heard that peanuts are bad for your dog. But this recipe says you used chunky which contains pieces of the nut.

  5. Jillian Showalter says:

    I wonder hope people can eat them too.

  6. Allan MacKay says:

    Add a banana Dogs enjoy it

  7. Shelley says:

    Do you have any wheat/grain free recipes for dog treats???

  8. Mona Letterman says:

    Question: would it hurt the dog to use self rising flour?

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