How to Make Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits are easier than you might think to make. Never worry again about what you are feeding to your dogs in their treats.

Cutting out dog biscuits with a bone shaped cutter.

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Do you wonder how to make dog biscuits?

For so long I have gone into my favorite local pet store and eyeballed expensive hand made dog biscuits.  These typically sell for $1.50 each and being the good pet owner that I am I never felt like I could buy just one.

I wondered how to make dog biscuits, this recipe is easy to make, and you can make it quickly with ingredients that are in your pantry.

Every couple of years we have scares of poisonous ingredients in our pet food, but with this recipe, you can control what you put in these dog treats. So knowing how to make dog biscuits ensures that your pets are getting healthy ingredients. When you make these homemade dog treats they cost about 12 cents each, that is substantial savings!

rows of cooked dog biscuits

Ingredients for homemade dog biscuits

This recipe can be easily put together with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

  • all-purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • peanut butter or a nut butter like almond butter
  • vegetable oil

You may want to get a bone-shaped cutter, but if you don’t have one, no worry, use a cookie cutter you have on hand.

These treats last for quite a while. The more you make sure they dry out after cooking they will last longer.

Want to make more homemade dog treats? Take a look at these recipes

Check out this Easy Kitty Litter Cake for a fun pet-inspired dessert.

dog bone shaped dog biscuits on a baking rack

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

You can make dog biscuits that are healthy and safe for your dog to enjoy.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dog Biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 82kcal


  • 1 1/8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend wheat flour and white flour in a bowl. Set aside. Combine vegetable oil, peanut butter, and water. Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough.
  •  You will need to blend the final flour by hand, kneading until a nice firm ball of dough is formed. (Takes a bit of kneading.) Let ball of dough stand for about 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax. Makes for easier rolling. Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a sheet of waxed paper. 
  • Cut with desired cutter. Re-roll scraps to make more biscuits. How many biscuits you get depends on the size of the cutter you use. Score the tops of the cookies with a fork so the steam that builds up inside the cookies will release. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 25 minutes, turning the pan a couple of times during baking. Cookies should be hard to the touch before removing from the oven. You may need to increase baking time. 
  • Do this in five minute increments.I usually have to bake about 30-35 minutes. Cool, then store in a zip-lock baggie on the shelf. No refrigeration necessary.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Mrs. Aries

    This is such an easy recipe to make and my dogs love it!!! I have three dogs the Dad, the Mom and the Baby, the Baby will eat anything(like lemons), the Mom is a little more picky, but not much. The Dad is so picky, he wont take from you unless he smells it and then he will either take it or walk away. More often then not with store bought treats he would walk away, not these.

  2. kim

    can i feed these to my kids too LOL but i will surely try these on my doggies i have 4 doggies 1 that is being house broken and he does like the store bought treats i hope he will like these

    • Stephanie

      These last for a couple of weeks, or at least mine do when I make them. I live in a fairly humid climate, so they lasted in an air tight container for about two weeks before they began to mold.


  3. Deviled Eggs

    Finally an easy dog "cookie" recipe! I love the fact that the ingredients are things I already have in my kitchen! I’m going to give this a try. Thanks!

  4. Marlee

    Sounds so easy. The real taste test will be later today after I bake these for my little black dog toto. He is very picky. But, alas mom is on a limited budget and toto is feeling the budget crunch too. If this passes his taste taste I will share with toto’s neighbors!!! Thanx 🙂


    This is the greatest idea ever!!! My dog’s ( MILO AND WINSTON) have been getting so sick from the store bought brands that they have developed stomach problems!!! So if this can help easy some discomfort!!! COUNT US IN!! Gotta go and get cooking!! lol. Thank’s for the recipe.

  6. Maryann Decker

    John and I love our baby dogs, (they are our kids). If I can figure out how to
    print this recipe, I am going to make it for them. We also have kitty babies.
    We would love to have a recipe for them.

  7. Diane

    OMG! That’s so easy! I’m going to have to make some of these and try them out on my neighbours doggie! What a fantastic idea!
    Got any cat biscuit recipes?

  8. Kate

    I can honestly say I’ve never tried these in a restaurant, lol. They look great though, and I’m sure Sam will approve!

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